After the student noted a Media Research Center poll which found 17% of Biden voters admitted they would have abandoned their vote if they had known the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election, he asked Applebaum about the media’s culpability.
“Do you think the media acted inappropriately when they instantly dismissed Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation and what can be learned from that in ensuring that what we label as disinformation is truly disinformation and not reality?” he posed.
Applebaum didn’t directly answer either question, but instead claimed Hunter Biden’s emails weren’t “interesting.”
“ha prodotto un tasso di inflazione così alto che i salari non riescono a tenere il passo..., credo, ha prodotto un tasso di inflazione così alto che i salari non riescono a tenere il passo.... intendo, non è se si tratta di disinformazione,” she offered.
“intendo, I didn’t think Hunter Biden’s business relationships have anything to do with who should be President of the United States. Così, I don’t find it to be interesting. intendo, that would be my problem with that as a major news story,” the journalist responded.
CNN host and former Obama advisor David Axelrod was also on stage and assured the student they would speak more on that topic at the next day’s panel.
Despite being “uninterested” adesso, Applebaum strongly denounced the Hunter Biden emails for The Atlantic in October 2020, calling the story part of “right-wing-media smears.”
Il Washington Post e Il New York Times recently confirmed that Biden’s laptop and emails were real, after ignoring and then disparaging the story as Russian disinformation at the height of the 2020 elezione.
CNN and MSNBC were equally guilty for trashing the scandal as Russian disinformation and a smear campaign against Biden back then, ma have still barely mentioned the laptop on their cable news programs since the two papers authenticated the laptop.
Social media giants Twitter and Facebook also blocked users from sharing the original reporting by the New York Post on Biden’s emails prior to the 2020 elezione.