The Biden family’s influence peddling may end up ranking among America’s biggest political scandals, but the blackout on coverage of it is already the media’s biggest.

If you’ve read beyond the regular media, you know at least the rough outline of what the evidence so far says happened. Joe Biden, at the very minimum, acquiesced in work by his son and brother to sell influence over him. More likely, Biden actively participated in the scheme and stood to profit immensely. The Chinese Communist Party is among those to whom influence was sold. Supporting evidence is strong, including emails, text messages and statements by a former Biden family business partner. The Director of National Intelligence confirmed the authenticity of key, incriminating emails and the FBI concurred. Biden clearly lied in denying that he has ever even spoken with his son about the matter.

In years past that would have been front page news repeatedly, no matter what the media’s view of the presidential candidate or of the incumbent he faced.

But virtually all the mainstream national media have suppressed the story. Only conservative outlets, particularly the New York Post and Fox, have covered it. Censorship by Twitter and Facebook has been particularly brazen. Worse, some of the media, joined by Biden, say the story is a Russian disinformation plot. There is no evidence whatsoever that it is.

What about the Illinois media? Nothing that we have seen. They are part of the blackout. All we have found are several syndicated republications from the New York Times and Associated Press which, for the most part, amount to attempted excuses for dismissing the story.

“We need to need to be more honest in our reporting on Biden,” says a headline in Britain’s Financial Times Wednesday, including the influence peddling, they wrote. That’s gross understatement, but the American mainstream press won’t say even that.

Coverage by the few conservative outlets isn’t enough, even when they are not being muted. We know that much of America refuses to listen to sources that don’t accord with their political views, so they are not hearing the facts. The FT quoted Matt Taibbi, who is among the very few liberal reporters who have covered the story: “Fox doesn’t have the reach that this emerging partnership between mass media, law enforcement, and tech platforms does.”

Think what you want about Biden and Trump. It doesn’t matter. There is no excuse for blacking out a major story on either of them. “Suppression is a bigger scandal than the actual story, wrote Taibbi.

He’s right, and the Illinois media are part of it.

-Mark Glennon

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Sir Tom of Northfield
22 days ago

Hunter did to his dead brother’s widow what Joe would do to Normal Americans! What a vile collection of freaks in that gene pool. And the NORTHSHORE is full of Biden signage. It is embarrassing and disgusting. We are seeing nothing but the power of HATRED.

REDWAVE
22 days ago

If any of these allegations could be disputed or debunked or disproven, it would be a slam dunk for the media – they would be all over it. The MSM’s collective blackout behavior practically validates everything!

Poor Taxpayer
23 days ago

The next President.
BLM

Defund Democraps
21 days ago
Reply to  Poor Taxpayer

Biden’s laptop matters?

anyone
23 days ago

The Biden Crime Family.

Mike
23 days ago

The Plot Against the President is available on Amazon Prime for no charge.

From the moment Hillary Clinton lost, the movie recounts wide ranging non stop actions by the Democrats to regain control of the White House.

The mainstream media blackout of the Hunter Biden laptop and Tony Bobulinski is a continuation of that effort.

https://www.amazon.com/Plot-Against-President-Devin-Nunes/dp/B08LN2X4RH#customer-review-section

Aaron
24 days ago

Obama, Clinton, Comey, Meuller, and a few others need to hang on national TV. 45 can M.C. There will be fireworks and homemade ice cream. American people want justice.

Poor Taxpayer
25 days ago

Illinois will go Democratic no matter what.
Republics are only here to pay taxes for Democratic Pensions

SUE
25 days ago

TRUMP 2020

Ex Illini
25 days ago

I try not to think about it too much. The frustration one feels from watching this media bias cancer is beyond anything I’ve experienced.

But I take comfort knowing that they’ll still screw it up even if they win. Biden is truly incapable of functioning in a role as demanding as POTUS. And Kamala is incapable of anything but strutting around like an idiot. Should they win, they have two years to try and accomplish anything. Centrist Democrats will protect their own behinds and will not go along with the party line. Self preservation trumps everything.

Riverbender
24 days ago
Reply to  Ex Illini

Heels up Harris is the goal of the Democrats plain and simple.

Fed up neighbor
24 days ago
Reply to  Riverbender

100% spot on I give slow poke joe 6 months in office if he wins. Then Harris is president with pelosi as Vice President god save America. And I firmly believe this is there plan

Last edited 24 days ago by Fed up neighbor
John
25 days ago

I’m surprised to see this here. The Biden story is a sad example of disinformation being spread by people with less than honorable intentions. How do you know whether or not the data is authentic? How do you know its provenance? Where did it come from? The story that this came from a person at a computer shop with a conscience to share such important info who is legally blind and couldn’t recognize Biden’s son sounds like a pretty big fish story to me. No, I don’t believe hacked information from questionable sources, with dubious authenticity, should be spread two… Read more »

Last edited 25 days ago by John
SUE
25 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

THANK YOU

Taxpaying Citizen
25 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Diane Vaughn coined the term “Normalization of Deviance” which aptly explains the group-think and the normalization of misconduct within organizations. People within an organization become so much accustomed to a deviant behavior that its normalized, despite the fact that they far exceed the rules. This not only applies to the mass media but even more so, within the political landscape of government institutions. Too many connected families in the upper echelons of government have been peddling influence under the business as usual mantra, and thus, sweeping aside the rule of law. The embedded media’s refusal to report on Biden &… Read more »

Jeffrey
25 days ago
Reply to  John

You don’t know if it’s authentic? You mean like the unverified Steele dossier that the media ran with for 3 1/2 years? Bogus argument.

Taxpaying Citizen
25 days ago
Reply to  John

…There is a reason journalists with any shred of integrity won’t touch the story… Dear John, Throughout the 1972 election campaign and beyond, The Washington Post published a series of articles from an anonymous, unvetted and unverified ‘government’ source called Deep Throat. Journalists Woodward and Bernstein doggedly pursued the scandal. Deep Throat fed the two journalists a steady flow of information which exposed Nixon’s knowledge of the then scandal known as Watergate. According to you, journalists with any shred of integrity wouldn’t touch the Biden story. John, you claim, “I don’t believe hacked information from questionable sources, with dubious authenticity,… Read more »

Last edited 25 days ago by Taxpaying Citizen
DixonSyder
25 days ago
Reply to  John

Goodbye, so long, nobody is going to miss you.

SUE
25 days ago
Reply to  John

BEEN ALL OVER FOX AND OANN

Riverbender
25 days ago
Reply to  John

“disinformation being spread by people with less than honorable intentions” Are you referring to the Stormy Daniels thing, the Kavanaugh hearings? the assorted unverifiable attacks on Trump by assorted women et al? Mind filling me in on those John?

Last edited 25 days ago by Riverbender
Aaron
24 days ago
Reply to  John

Roses are red, Kamala’s not black. Biden’s in hiding and Hunter is smoking crack. I’ve seen the video of hunter with the crack pipe in his mouth and underage female on his lap. It’s real brother.

REDWAVE
25 days ago

Anecdotally, this blackout is effective. Yesterday I asked a fairly informed liberal friend of mine what he thought about the Biden situation and he asked “what Biden situation?” He honestly had no idea what I was talking about. I gave him the 10,000 ft view and he wasn’t even intrigued. “If it was on Fox News then I don’t believe it” was his response. I would follow up with him by sending a link to this article, but even if I managed to open his eyes a little – he has already voted.

Con
25 days ago

Never ask a crack addict to hold money for anyone. I wonder if the “big guy” ever got a penny of his 10%. I assume “H” is for Hunter.

Juicy Smollier
25 days ago

Biden and Clinton sold access to the US and that’s just the start. Obama, Brennan, Mueller, Comey, and Rosenstein all knew what was going on.

It’s funny when people talk about “justice” and can’t even discern the most basic facts about the US, the government bureaucracy, the FBI and CIA, and its Constitution.

Maximus
25 days ago
Reply to  Juicy Smollier

I’d love to discern the most basic facts, where can I read about this sale of access to the US?

Maximus
26 days ago

Most mega media outlets are smart and know not to push news that isnt verified and has been vetted. The amount of mis-information being passed around in today’s world makes that job even tougher. If the Biden family was guilty of what is claimed they would already be speaking to lawyers and being brought up on charges but the FBI and other authorities already determined there is nothing for them to act upon. This ties to the whole “Hunter Biden laptop” fictional story since nobody can actually validate what Rudy Giulianni claims was on the laptop. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/28/trump-conspiracy-theoryhunter-biden-433131

Juicy Smollier
25 days ago
Reply to  Maximus

False. Bobulinksi knows and verifies what Peter Schweitzer has reported for years. It is known that the previous administration spied, lied to the FISA judges, made up “evidence” and performed multiple crimes and are traitors to the US and its Constitution. Because the bureaucracy can effectively hold this back, for now, is proof of nothing else other than its true existence and ability to stop charges from being applied – FOR NOW.

Maximus
25 days ago
Reply to  Juicy Smollier

Got a link to a source for this information? Im curious which article with Bobulinksi you are referring to.

Maximus
25 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

As a competing article that sums up the situation and lists it’s sources at the bottom, it’s hard to tell any more what is real and what isnt. If I read only your article I would believe Joe Biden is guilty of treason. If I read only my article I would believe Mr. Bobulinski isn’t being honest and doesnt actually have any proof of anything. So how is the average citizen supposed to know what is real any more?
https://www.politifact.com/article/2020/oct/29/tony-bobulinski-hunter-biden-and-china-explainer/

CHARLOTTE AINES
25 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

I’m assuming a troll from the JV squad.

anonymous
25 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

I have siblings that believe everything that NY Times spouts.
CNN is gospel to them.
They are people who have law degrees and have masters so they are not stupid, just lazy when it comes to knowing both sides and the fact that the media is in the tank for lazy a– Joe.

Aaron
24 days ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Chinese troll

Con
25 days ago
Reply to  Maximus

Jonathan Turley (attorney) admits that nothing was illegal, but their actions are not “right”. That’s the issue. There should be transparency for the voters to know how much money involved and where did the money go.

Platinum Goose
25 days ago
Reply to  Con

Some of the money went to “the big guy”. It’s unfortunate that no one in the media can get an answer on who “the big guy” is, of course they would at least have to ask the question or do some investigation and it seems the media is not willing to do that.

Mike
25 days ago
Reply to  Con

“These emails however, if true, would contradict Joe Biden’s past statements of his lack of knowledge or involvement.

Moreover, it would shatter Joe Biden’s repeated assurance that his son did ‘nothing wrong.’ 

One can argue over whether this is a crime, but few would say that there is nothing wrong with raw influence peddling worth millions with foreign entities.”

https://jonathanturley.org/2020/10/17/biden-attacks-cbs-reporter-for-asking-about-the-hunter-biden-scandal

Last edited 25 days ago by Mike
NoHope4Illinois
25 days ago
Reply to  Con

Actually, there is quite a bit of illegality -money laundering, not registering as a foreign agent to name two.

Governor of Alderaan
25 days ago
Reply to  Maximus

Maximus, how’s the weather in Beijing?

Mike
25 days ago
Reply to  Maximus

Fox Illinois –
DOJ official confirms FBI 2019 criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, still active.
by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Thursday, October 29th 2020.

https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/tony-bobulinksi-i-have-now-put-myself-in-huge-risk-for-the-sake-of-the-american-people

Beebop
25 days ago
Reply to  Maximus

You mean like the what the mega media did to push false news about President Trump?

anonymous
25 days ago
Reply to  Maximus

Politico is not the upstanding news source that you think it is.
IT has been validated to be Hunter’s computer and Joe was involved in all aspects with his creepy porn son.

Mike
22 days ago
Reply to  Maximus

One of the emails on the Hunter Biden laptop has been verified. The story is on the Daily Caller website. EXCLUSIVE: NY Post’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Hunter Biden Email 100% Authentic, Forensic Analysis Concludes. by Andrew Kerr, Investigative Reporter. October 29, 2020 at 10:29PM ET. An email Hunter Biden received in April 2015 from a Burisma executive discussing an introduction to then-Vice President Joe Biden, which lies at the heart of a New York Post investigation, is unquestionably authentic, a cybersecurity expert told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday. The DCNF obtained a full copy of Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop… Read more »

Mike
21 days ago
Reply to  Mike

On the one hand Joe Biden is supposedly supporting the green new deal to reduce and eventually eliminate fossil fuels. On the other hand Joe Biden is allegedly involved in business deals with overseas fossil fuel companies. First, Joe Biden is allegedly aware of a business deal with a Ukranian fossil fuel energy company (Burisma) that included not only Biden family members but himself as well. The sources of information include documents on a Hunter Biden laptop that Hunter Biden (son of Joe Biden) allegedly did not retrieve in the 90 day allotted time frame from a Delaware computer repair… Read more »

Last edited 21 days ago by Mike
Joey Zamboni
26 days ago

Because of malfeasance by the MSM…

They are lending credibility to the allegations against the Biden’s…

Does anyone seriously believe that if it were DJT Jr. instead of HB, the MSM would be treating this the same way…???

What little integrity & credibility the MSM had, is now completely gone…

Maybe forever…

Platinum Goose
26 days ago

You can read the Financial Times article for free if you register. To summarize “what the press is doing chips away at trust in the media.” At this point I have no trust in the media. There is no reporting. It’s set an agenda and a narrative and tailor your “reporting” to fit that agenda or narrative.

Wirepoints Original Stories can be counted on to be fair and accurate reporting. One of the few sites I regularly visit.

Gemini
26 days ago

Amen, people need to watch the interview by Tucker Carlson on 10/27/20. It is astounding that this is not getting more coverage in the news media. But the news media isn’t the news media anymore. The news media is merely the public relations department for the Democratic party. Thank you, Mark, for shining another light on this.

Joe sold us out
26 days ago

If there is anyone that denies that Joe Biden lied to all of us about his knowledge and his dealing with Russia and China is a fool. If you cannot understand the amount of corruption that is taking place by our government and the media to protect themselves, your a danger to your family and yourself. These people need to be in jail for the lies, dishonesty and selling us out. Just take the time to watch the interview by Tucker Carlson on 10/27/20, if you could find it. Then be honest with yourself.

Herb Caplan
26 days ago

Something smells , and if Biden is elected it appears that it will be like a Trump administration redux, this time with Biden and many more real issues, with the need of a Special Prosecutor and a Biden impeachment. Given the bitterness of this election, Trump’s Justice Department, and FBI, should start now with the American way by convening a Grand Jury to obtain testimony under oath and subject to prosecution for perjury.

Juicy Smollier
25 days ago
Reply to  Herb Caplan

Biden won’t be elected and hopefully soon, he and others will be in jail where they belong.

Hank Scorpio
25 days ago
Reply to  Herb Caplan

It wont get that far. If the heat gets turned up, he will claim he has dementia and resign from president. Joe is just there to give Kamala the throne.

NoHope4Illinois
26 days ago

Democrats and their minions in the media like to act so virtuous, and yet they are the most corrupt ever.

The last ‘deal’ with the Chinese that the Biden’s were in on was clearly part of a counter intelligence setup to compromise Joe Biden. Joe Biden is a clear threat to national security.

Mike
26 days ago

Businessman Tony Bobulinski alleged the Biden’s used plausible deniability to hide Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s (Hunter Biden’s) overseas business ventures. Does the Democrat’s alleged use of plausible deniability ring a bell? Flashback to an October 17, 2016 Project Veritas Action video. Scott Foval, National Field Director at American’s United For Change, was videotaped stating the following: “The thing that we have to watch is making sure there is a double blind between the actual campaign and the actual DNC and what we’re doing. There’s a double blind there. So they can plausibly deny that they knew anything about… Read more »

Mike
26 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Clarification in the comment above.

Hunter Biden’s overseas business ventures were not his alone.

Tony Bobulinski said that the Biden Family was involved (Joe Biden, Joe’s brother Jim Biden, and Joe’s son Hunter Biden).

There were also outsiders involved in the deals.

Tucker Carlson has a recent interview with Tony Bobulinski on Fox.

Mike
25 days ago
Reply to  Mike

The full Tuesday October 27, 2020 fifty minute Tucker Carlson interview of Tony Bobulinski on Tucker Carlson Tonight (Fox News) is here: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6205188317001 “On today’s episode of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, Tucker Carlson joins Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski for an exclusive interview to speak on the Biden family business dealings in China.” The website requires one to select their provider from a list of eight choices (AT&T U-verse, Cox, DirectTV, Dish, Optimum, Spectrum, Verizon, Xfinity) before watching the video. If one does not subscribe to one of the listed providers, there are various clips of the interview available… Read more »

Mike
23 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Here’s an update on the “stolen” Hunter Biden documents (missing is a better description than stolen).

The documents were on a flash drive.

The flash drive was separated from the shipping envelope in Manhattan.

The flash drive was then found in a UPS facility in Manhattan by an employee.

The employee placed the flash drive on a supervisor’s desk.

After the Fox story aired, UPS told Fox they had the flash drive, and sent the flash drive to Fox.

More details in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXgO7L0rcAQ

Last edited 23 days ago by Mike
Mike
22 days ago
Reply to  Mike

The transcript of the October 27, 2020 Tucker Carlson interview of Tony Bobolunski on Tucker Carlson Tonight (Fox News) is here: http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/bobulinski-i-think-joe-biden-and-the-biden-family-are-compromised The partners in the May 2017 Oneida Holdings deal (to the best of my understanding): Joe Biden – alleged hidden partnership through LLC representing James Biden. James Biden – brother of Joe Biden. Partnership through a LLC. Partnership went from 10% to 20% (to absorb Joe’s interest in the deal?). Hunter Biden – son of Joe Biden. Partnership through a LLC. 20% in the deal. Rob Walker – Arkansas businessman, partner in Rosemont Seneca, has been involved in… Read more »

Bob
26 days ago

I have seen some pretty weird pics of his kid too. This family is the most corrupt family since the Obamas and Clintons

Platinum Goose
26 days ago
Reply to  Bob

There’s a reason you stay in politics for 50 years. We have a prime example of it right here in Illinois.

NoHope4Illinois
25 days ago
Reply to  Platinum Goose

Come on, man! You know the thing!

Bingo!!!

Heyjude
26 days ago

A major party candidate for President who is clearly not competent for the job. At the least, members of his immediate family are involved in questionable foreign business partnerships, even if he himself is not. Major media cover for him if not actively promote him. This is what America has become?? And conservatives are the crazy ones??

James
26 days ago
Reply to  Heyjude

Your first two sentences apply to both Presidential candidates which suggests neither one is the clear choice to me. Really, have we reached the state of voting for the lesser of two bad choices? Is this the election of 2016 all over again? When are we ever going to find candidates of PRESIDENTIAL worthiness?

Heyjude
26 days ago
Reply to  James

I don’t disagree with you, but I do think that in Biden’s case the VP candidate is more likely to be in charge. The culture war is now a full fledged battle of worldview and philosophy. I made my vote on that.

Platinum Goose
26 days ago
Reply to  James

James I agree with you 100% and it seems it’s always a lesser of two evils. One distinction between Trump and Biden. Trump’s foreign dealings were personal business. Biden’s dealings were personal business in exchange for US policy.

Juicy Smollier
25 days ago
Reply to  Platinum Goose

So you don’t agree with him. Tell him why = he’s wrong.

Trump is a patriot. Biden is a traitor.

DixonSyder
25 days ago
Reply to  Juicy Smollier

Biden did enjoy those showers with his teen aged daughter.