The New York Post Editorial Board is calling out dozens of US intelligence community “experts” who all claimed that the paper’s reporting on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election was “Russian disinformation,” noting that they have yet to apologize for their misleading comments.
Under the title “Spies who lie: 51 ‘intelligence’ specialists refuse to apologize for trashing factual Hunter Biden tale,” the editorial board slammed them for pretending to be “nonpartisan” but operating in a very political manner, supporting the Democratic presidential candidate during the 2020 race.
The editors chastised intelligence authorities for claiming that The Post’s exclusive reporting on the contents of Biden’s laptop only weeks before the election was “Russian misinformation,” a bogus allegation that was supported by other media outlets. The editorial opens, “They are the ostensibly apolitical group of senior spies looking out for the best interests of the country.”
But the 51 former “intelligence” officers who questioned The Washington Post’s Hunter Biden laptop tales in a public letter were really simply anxious for Joe Biden to be elected president. And, more than a year later, despite the fact that their Deep State sabotage has been repeatedly exposed as a falsehood, they refuse to admit to undermining an election.
The authorities, who included CNN commentator and professional fabrication James Clapper — a guy who was almost charged [with] perjury for lying to Congress — signed a letter declaring that the laptop “has the traditional earmarks of a Russian information operation.” The intelligence officers conceded in the letter that they didn’t know for sure whether Russia was involved in placing evidence on the laptop.
“We want to emphasize that we do not know whether the emails provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are genuine or not, and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement — only that our experience leads us to believe that the Russian government played a significant role in this case,” the letter said.
The editorial board of The Washington Post noted that the intelligence officers’ letter was issued only five days after the paper’s first piece providing lurid information about suspected Biden family wrongdoing. The board also observed that neither Hunter Biden nor then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden refuted the truth of The Post’s reporting; instead, they merely evaded when questioned about the stories.
“Didn’t these security experts believe that if this was misinformation, the Biden campaign would have cried to the skies that the report was false?” wondered the editorial board.
“Meanwhile, despite the fact that the letter was touted as being signed by persons who served ‘for presidents of both political parties,’ the board found that the bulk of the officials were Democrats.”
“Politico took up the letter and carried the bogus title ‘Hunter Biden tale is Russian disinformation,’ according to hundreds of former intelligence officials.” “That title is still available today, despite the fact that the letter plainly states that they don’t know if it’s Russian misinformation,” the editorial adds.
“That title was tweeted by legions of Democrats, including current White House spokesperson Jen Psaki, as proof that it was all a ruse.” “That tweet is also still there, despite being proven untrue,” the article adds. “As a result, a group of prejudiced officials’ sheer guess became gospel among the media.”
This was ‘false news,’ and it was safe to disregard.” The editorial goes on to mention Big Tech’s role, reminding readers that Twitter barred the publication from posting anything more, saying that the information was “hacked materials” with no proof to back up the accusation. Facebook also warned The Washington Post that it would restrict the reports until they could be “fact-checked” by a third party, which never occurred.
“Thus, Big Tech, former government officials, and the media conspired together to bury a story,” the editorial continued, adding: “No, not just bury — create a false narrative that flipped the script to make Joe Biden the victim of a conspiracy. In short, they peddled online disinformation to sway an election.”
“Do the officials who tried to flip the 2020 election feel any regret for their actions? The Post reached out to those who signed the letter. Most would not answer the question. A few doubled-down, including [former DNI James] Clapper. No remorse. No shame. And no apologies,” the editorial added.