NPR Managing Editor Terence Samuels has issued a statement on why the network refuses to cover the Hunter Biden scandal - claiming that it's a 'waste of time' and a 'pure distraction.'
NPR will ignore Hunter Biden emails.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 22, 2020
This is activism. Call your local NPR affiliate and complain. https://t.co/XNolW0Ug0c
NPR claims that the New York Post investigation into the Bidens has "many red flags" and note that "Intelligence officials warn that Russia has been working overtime to keep the story of Hunter Biden in the spotlight."
Even if Russia can’t be positively connected to this information, the story of how Trump associates Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani came into a copy of this computer hard drive has not been verified and seems suspect. And if that story could be verified, the NY Post did no forensic work to convince consumers that the emails and photos that are the basis for their report have not been altered. -NPR
"We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don't want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions," said Samuels. "And quite frankly, that's where we ended up, this was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way."
Except, NPR, we now have two ex-business associates of Hunter Biden who have gone on-record with direct email and text evidence that Joe Biden was directly involved in Hunter's business dealings, and appears to have pimped out the office of the Vice Presidency to enrich his family.
According to NPR, this is a 'waste of time.'
We have e-mails and text messages and business contracts from Hunter Biden that repeatedly mention Joe Biden, and we have verified their authenticity from individuals who were on the same e-mail and text chains and received the exact same communications. https://t.co/H25XKZNJNQ— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 22, 2020
They will, however, peddle debunked rumors from anonymous sources.
Defund NPR pic.twitter.com/xmzdiscyiG— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 22, 2020