At a campaign stop over the weekend, President Trump declared, “The Biden family is a criminal enterprise.”
I’m not sure if Joe Biden has much in common with either Vito or Michael Corleone; but Hunter Biden might be a combination of Fredo and Sonny.
I generally dislike hyperboles—whomever they’re about. The Bidens are not the Gambinos or the Luccheses. But there are serious questions about Joe Biden’s influence peddling as a sitting Vice President of the United States under Obama. It is difficult to imagine why Burisma would have hired Hunter Biden—who was drummed out of the U.S. Navy for cocaine use—at a rate of $83,000 per month.
Questions like this have been asked about other presidents of both parties. The Clinton Administration was an endless litany of financial and sexual scandals, from Whitewater to Monicagate. And of course, President Trump’s sex life was the topic of much speculation back in 2016.
The Biden secrets may or may not be serious enough to disqualify Joe Biden for the White House. The problem is that the mainstream media—and the closely aligned social media oligopoly—have imposed a virtual gag rule on any information that could be harmful to the Biden campaign.
Just last week, both Twitter and Facebook actively suppressed the New York Post story about Joe Biden’s communications with Burisma. The moderator for Joe Biden’s town hall forum, George Stephanopoulos, didn’t even ask the former vice president about the matter.
A concerted, blatant effort to squelch difficult questions and suppress news stories naturally creates the impression that they’re hiding something, and that whatever they’re hiding must be something really big.
Maybe that’s the case and maybe it isn’t. If there is nothing to hide, the media would do well to address troubling aspects of Joe Biden’s record openly. But with a little more than two weeks remaining before Election Day, our mainstream and social media institutions have instead opted for a wall of silence. Maybe, they must think, none of the bumpkins in the flyover states will notice.