The real problem here.

In September 2019, Fox News Channel’s Peter Doocy had this exchange with Joe Biden.

Paul GleiserThe real problem here.

PETER DOOCY: “Mr. Vice President, how many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?”

JOE BIDEN: “I have never spoken with my son about his overseas business dealings.”

Thanks to the reporting of The New York Post, we now know that Biden was lying.

Material on a laptop that Hunter abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop, together with a mountain of evidence that continues to grow, makes it clear that Joe Biden not only spoke with Hunter about his business dealings, he aided and abetted those efforts and profited handsomely for so doing.

In what should have won the Post a Pulitzer Prize, the Hunter Biden laptop story broke on October 14, 2020 – a mere three weeks before the 2020 presidential election and just eight days before the final debate between Biden and then-president Donald Trump. At that debate, Trump confronted Biden about the laptop revelations and Biden again denied having any knowledge of Hunter’s overseas business dealings.

The story was vigorously denounced by Biden and the Democrats as “Russian disinformation.” Twitter suspended the Post’s account, citing a violation of Twitter’s policy regarding the dissemination of “private” information. Any Twitter user that tweeted a link to the Post’s story also faced possible suspension.

For its part, the legacy media showed no curiosity about the story at all. They simply ignored it. All have since been forced to acknowledge, however reluctantly, that the Post’s reporting was correct.

Now we learn that there is a $5.2 million discrepancy between Joe Biden’s tax returns and what he provided on his congressionally mandated financial transparency disclosures. That is to say that Biden reported more than $5 million in income to the IRS that he doesn’t bother to explain to us. So, where did the cash come from? It’s a fair question.

But just as it was with Hunter’s laptop, it’s not a question that the left-wing media wants to ask. Again, with a juicy story right in front of them, the legacy media shows zero curiosity.

As cliché as it has become to say so, the outrage is this. If you keep the same set of facts but change all the last names from Biden to Trump, the very same reporters who hitherto showed no curiosity about incriminating emails and $5.2 million public disclosure discrepancies would be immediately transformed into patriotic, first amendment-waving Defenders of Democracy. They would be relentless.

According to a poll taken just after the 2020 election, one in six voters would said they would have changed their votes for Biden had they been aware of the laptop story that was suppressed by the media. Put simply, rather than report on an election outcome, the media sought to bring about an election outcome.

So, I’ll say it again.

Corrupt politicians aren’t the real problem. We’ll always have them.

The problem is the media. And it’s one that threatens the very survival of the republic.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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5 Responses

  1. Buddy+Saunders says:

    Agreed, the bigger problem is the media. The media has become an arm of the Democrat Party. As such, it has been as corrupt as any political party has ever been, condoning and complicit in the crimes of one party while eagerly attacking the opposition party with charges they knew to be lies. While Democrats may think that they can legislate free-speech out of existence with the complicity of a corrupt Media, that will not happen. Citizens will not tolerate the kind of free speech abridgment the Democrats have in mind and the opportunities to bypass their lapdog legacy media continues to grow exponentially.

  2. Matthew says:

    The idea we’re in a position to have to accept corrupt politicians says a lot. The media and politicians work together now more than ever. The money is to good,it’s much more appealing than honesty,integrity, country. The fact that so much of the population has the inability for critical thinking is a huge problem, the ability to connect dots is obviously difficult for them.They can’t bring themselves to accept they’ve been played,they would rather just keep going along with things for any number of reasons, maybe a sense of belonging to something that’s righteous, better than those “others” which helps to apparently ignore so much that’s right in front of them,it’s akin to the televangelist model,essentially the same thing . Unfortunately there is no turning back, it’s done. A transformation began in 2016 ,and things are only getting worse. Blame who you want it won’t change anything, it’s all about the MONEY !

    • Buddy Saunders says:

      I, for one, am a lot more optimistic. The average person is is pretty sharp. The problem is that we are passing from time when citizens felt they could trust government, for all its warts and blunders, to essentially work in the public interest. That has changed and people have noticed. Donald Trump and others have revealed Washington and its bureaucracies to be the swamp that is, aswamp that indeed trades in money, power and influence, and looks with contempt upon the ordinary citizen. People are paying attention and they are not happy with what they see.

      In upcoming elections city, state and national, we citizens will change things, assuming elections are not against stolen.

      It is vital that every election be free and fair with no fraudulent votes. Even when elections are honest, among those running for office there are always a few crooks of the Joe Biden ilk, but when elections are stolen, more of that type are drawn to run for office.

  3. Ron Eagleman says:

    “The real problem here” commentary is locked over the target! We expect a high percentage of politicians to be corrupt, as this line of work offers endless opportunities for unimpressive people to gain impressive wealth and power. The framers gave the press (media) the authority and duty to shine light on such corruption, but due to the relentless efforts of the Leftists over the last few decades, these watchdogs have been trained to be slobbering lapdogs. With the abdication of this responsibility, the politicians have more freedom to enrich themselves at the expense of the best interests of our country. The media are now the Praetorian guards for the government and the bureaucracy; even the town square bulletin boards (social media) have monitors wielding erasers. Anyone notice how fast the Disinformation Governance Board was put into action after Musk acquired Twitter? They cannot allow free speech on even one platform! While the Conservatives are wearing 16oz gloves, the Leftists are using bare knuckles, or in some cases….brass knuckles.

    • Buddy Saunders says:

      An excellent follow-up to Paul’s column, a mini-commentary in itself. Very quotable and I will.

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