The press has always had a shaky relationship with covering the truth – at least, certain truths. It pushed a fabricated story to force President McKinley into war with Spain in 1898. It turned a blind eye to President John Kennedy’s poor health and marital infidelity in the 1960s. It didn’t question faulty intelligence from the Bush Administration in the run up to his invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Now, on the latest episode of the Drill Down podcast, Peter Schweizer and Eric Eggers discuss another recent example of the press playing its own game—and, once again, a U.S. president is right in the middle of it.
While the Government Accountability Institute has been reporting on Hunter Biden’s odd, and dubious, business career for several years now, most mainstream news outlets either ignored or smeared these stories. But even the New York Times and Washington Post are picking up what GAI was putting down.
After long sidelining the reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop, mysteriously left behind in a small repair shop in Delaware, those major national papers have now begun reporting on its contents as verified—at least parts of it.
Perhaps the media finally opening up on this story signals a change for the better, but experience shows us that the more things change, the more they stay the same.