What exactly is the media playing at in their coverage of former Vice President Joe Biden’s dealings with the Ukrainian government – especially when it concerns his son, Hunter? As Biden maintains his position as frontrunner in the Democratic primary, the press has seemed rather reluctant to dig deeper into this affair, even going so far as to imply that there is no “there” there.
It appears the media has been rather hesitant to take the Bidens’ dealings with Ukraine seriously. Often when they mention the matter of Biden interfering in Ukraine, mainstream writers preface it with the word “debunked,” as if absolutely no wrongdoing occurred at all. “After weeks of pushing debunked conspiracies about wrongdoing by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine, President Donald Trump publicly urged China Thursday to investigate unfounded allegations that the younger Biden received a ‘payoff,'” reported NBC News, for example. But even a cursory look into the matter shows that the former vice president and his son might not be as squeaky clean as the establishment media wants us to believe.
Liberty Nation’s James Fite noted that there are indications pointing to corruption in this story on the part of the Ukrainian government, referring to Hunter Biden’s inexplicable position at energy company Burisma:
“Hunter Biden had no experience in the industry. He was no expert regarding Ukraine. He had just been turned away by the Navy for failing a drug test. Well, of course. Who hasn’t landed a $50,000 a month job for which they’re grossly unqualified simply by showing up coked up? No corruption, indeed!”
Fite also reminds us that the former vice president “blatantly threatened to withhold $1 billion in loans unless the prosecutor investigating the company [Burisma] for corruption was fired – then bragged about it.” But it appears that the media does not believe this warrants an investigation. Imagine how they would react if this had been Trump, and not Biden – oh wait, we already know how that would turn out.
Why Choose Biden?
It seems odd that the media would be protecting Biden so closely. In fact, their delicate handling of the Ukraine affair is certainly contributing to his Dem presidential frontrunner status. This may be confusing because the press has shown that they favor the far-left progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Remember, these are the same journalists who routinely fawn over Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the rest of the squad. They love touting the “free everything” policies of Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Here’s a possibility: Perhaps the progressive element in the press understands that they don’t have much of a chance of defeating President Trump in 2020 with the current field of far-left candidates. With the impeachment effort growing weaker by the day, they know that they can’t afford to rock the boat with a leftist candidate who wants the government to exert more control over health care and education. Moreover, they’ve likely seen the polls – most of these policies are not popular with many of their key constituents.
It is possible that the corporate media sees Biden – who is not exactly a socialist – as their safe choice and their best bet when it comes to unseating Trump. Sure, he would not be their optimal choice, but they won’t dare to promote Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who doesn’t just say she wishes to end military entanglements, she actually means it. Andrew Yang belongs to a minority, but not the type that the far-left faction wishes to promote, nor does he have the level of experience as Biden.
It seems obvious that the left is deeply concerned about their dismal chances of winning in 2020. With more and more Americans opposing impeachment – many of whom are swing voters – the effort to remove Trump from office is slowly fizzling out. Biden seems to be their chosen one, the last-ditch effort on which they place their desperate hopes.
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