Bill Maher Blasts MSM for Waking Up About Hunter Biden's Laptop Two Years After NYP Findings
The peculiar story about the president's son, Hunter Biden, initially broke in a 2020 New York Post report centered around Biden’s potentially illicit enrichment by taking advantage of his father's high position, among other details of his personal life. As the story was disregarded by mainstream media, visibility was also blocked on social media.
American comedian Bill Maher recently criticized the fact that multiple major news sites are only now reporting on Hunter Biden's laptop, claiming that the lack of coverage is "why people don't trust the media."
In a new episode of his HBO show "Real Time With Bill Maher,"
the comedian noted that when the initial report was published, the left-leaning media overlooked the laptop because it was not "part of their narrative."
Maher also gave a history lesson about how the country had "different newspapers for different parties" in the "John Adams day," and what "brought it home to me" was how both the Washington Post and the New York Times recently confirmed the existence of Biden's laptop.
"I remember reading about this a couple of years ago, the New York Post came across… Hunter Biden's computer, which he apparently left at a computer repair store. I didn't even know they existed. And if anyone should not leave his computer with other people, it would be Hunter Biden just for the personal stuff," the host said. "But it also had stuff about how, you know, c'mon, he's a ne'er-do-well. I'm sorry, Hunter Biden, but you are… You made a living being a ne'er-do-well who was taking money just because you were the vice president's son and you had influence."
According to Maher, citing the allegations against the president's son, Hunter has got about $4.8 million "from Chinese energy companies to sit on the board and consult."
"Yeah, that was his passion in life. His exploration, hooker exploration, was his passion," he joked.
According to Maher, when the New York Post accessed the data from the computer, "because the New York Post is a Republican paper, and the New York Times and the Washington Post are the Democratic paper[s]… And the Republican paper, Twitter… canceled their account! They can't even report on this story. And now two years later, the New York Times and the Washington Post have come around and say, ‘Okay, there was something there.'"
Then, Maher asserted that since the New York Post allegedly acquired it from Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon, he admitted that the laptop story should have been taken with a "giant thing of salt," but "not two years."
"It looks like the left-wing media just buried the story because it wasn't part of their narrative and that's why people don't trust the media," Maher stated.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who, among other guests, was also sitting at the table with Maher, agreed, citing data that indicated
media trust "falls very sharply along party lines," with 69% of Democrats saying they still trust the media, compared to only 15% of Republicans and 36% of independents.
"This is part of the erosion of institutional trust, where one side feels like the media is on their side," he said. "And it does seem like this Hunter Biden laptop story did get buried because of the timing. I mean, it was coming out during the height of the election in 2020. And they did not want that out in the mainstream."
Last month, the New York Times confirmed in its report the story about Hunter's missing laptop. According to the new revelations, Hunter used his father Joe Biden's political power to generate money overseas, according to the initial coverage.
In 2020, Joe Biden stated that members of his family would not take any business positions that conflicted with "or appeared to conflict with" his function as president.
Hunter Biden reportedly gained a financial profit when his then-vice president father directed the Obama administration's Ukraine policy after 2014, according to the accusations weighed
against him. The younger Biden was reportedly paid $1 million per year to sit on the board of Burisma, the gas firm founded by Ukrainian businessman Mykola Zlochevsky.
In 2019, Joe Biden claimed
that he had "never spoken" with his son about "his overseas business dealings."