October 21, 2020

How The Washington Post is keeping up with the news about Joe Biden.

This — this!!! — is on the front page:
From the article — here — we learn that Jill Biden "prioritizes a nicely set table" and that requires candles, the Biden family likes pasta and chicken pot pie, and that dinner is — get this — "a tradition" in the Biden family. Moreover, to "splurge," Jill likes a martini and french fries, while Joe, "who doesn’t drink, famously devours ice cream cones." His "ice cream obsession" makes him "relatable."

Their "pantry" is "stocked with staples familiar to shoppers of suburban grocery stores... including peanut butter and grape jelly, sliced deli cheese, eggs and Haagen-Dazs ice cream." Mmm. You might want to put some of that stuff in the refrigerator. Ice cream in the freezer. I guess they weren't expecting anyone to actually read this bilge. Pantry, indeed. Oh, guess what? In the Biden family, they like apples and red grapes... and low-fat yogurt. Jill does all the cooking — "she enjoys it, especially with her family around, music on and a glass of wine by the stove."  

To be fair to The Washington Post, there are 2 other Biden-related items on the front page:
1.  "Trump and Biden gird for the final debate of a bitter campaign." Scroll half way down and you'll find this: 
Trump wants and plans to bring up Hunter Biden during the debate.... Biden’s advisers, for their part, see little to be gained by engaging publicly in the details of Hunter Biden’s alleged emails and texts beyond what they have already said, according to people with knowledge of their thinking. These people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to more candidly describe strategy, said there is no reason to give credibility to a report that is sourced in part to close allies of Trump and has prompted considerable public skepticism. The Washington Post has not independently verified the contents of the report. But ignoring the matter altogether is not an option either, they said, leaving some uncertainty about how Biden will address it Thursday night.... 

Biden did show a flash of anger when he was asked about the subject last week. “I have no response. It’s another smear campaign, right up your alley,” he told a CBS News correspondent who asked about the New York Post’s reporting. The tensions surrounding the issue were evident Tuesday. Biden spokesman Andrew Bates sent a preemptive warning shot at Trump, who has appeared eager to bring up Biden’s son. “He invests in these tainted smears,” Bates said, “because he knows his presidency is a weak, pathetic failure.” Substance aside, Biden should show that he can stand up to Trump in the debate, said former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, a longtime Biden ally who has been raising money for his campaign. “He should push back a little bit — not a lot, a little bit — so he doesn’t look weak,” Rendell said. “They’ve been peddling this thing that he’s too weak to be president. . . . He’s got to smack back.”
2. "FBI says it has ‘nothing to add’ to Ratcliffe’s remarks about Hunter Biden, Russian disinformation"
Appearing Monday on Fox Business Channel, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said “there is no intelligence that supports” the idea that the purported Hunter Biden laptop and the emails on it “are part of a Russian disinformation campaign.” 
Tuesday’s carefully worded letter from [FBI Assistant Director Jill C. Tyson] to [Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee] states: “Regarding the subject of your letter, we have nothing to add at this time to the October 19th public statement by the Director of National Intelligence about the available actionable intelligence. If actionable intelligence is developed, the FBI in consultation with the Intelligence Community will evaluate the need to provide defensive briefings to you and the Committee pursuant to the established notification framework.”  ...
The letter notes that, in keeping with long-standing Justice Department policy, “the FBI can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any ongoing investigation of persons or entities under investigation, including to Members of Congress."

121 comments:

wendybar said...

Go back to sleep. Nothing to see here. This is why Democrats are so uninformed. They believe the crap that the Propagandists spew, and never see the truth.

Mike Sylwester said...

Democracy Dies in Darkness!

DavidUW said...

Trump would win 40 states if the media merely treated him neutrally. 45 states or so if the media treated Biden / democrats neutrally.

Chris said...

In other words (regarding biden's foreign payments), there's nothing to see here move along. Shameful.

tim in vermont said...

Nobody at the WaPo interested in calling any of their sources then? New York Times either, I guess. They won’t do this because they know the answer they will get.

BTW, are they trying to make Biden look senile?

Dave Begley said...

Is there ice cream in prison?

gspencer said...

That "How the Bidens Will Entertain at the WH" story is akin to the question asked of Mrs Lincoln, "Other than that, what didya think of the play?"

narciso said...

Pravda et istvestia

tim maguire said...

DavidUW said...Trump would win 40 states if the media merely treated him neutrally.

Media analysts have claimed, plausibly, that if the media presented the news neutrally, the whole country would vote like Texas.

The Washington Post has not independently verified the contents of the report.

I'm sure they've got their best men working on it. Their best men.

MD Greene said...

Rather a contrast with the way both papers promoted Russian collusion for FOUR YEARS with no particular interest in its accuracy.

And, when it ended, there was little in the way of criticism for high federal apparatchiks who organized the whole thing.

Remind me again why Lois Lerner retired with a full pension and not to a cell at Leavenworth.

Journalism delenda est.

iowan2 said...

“the FBI can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any ongoing investigation of persons or entities under investigation, including to Members of Congress."

The FBI has had the Laptop/contents for 10 months. In that 10 months the FBI and IC have found no evidence there is any foreign disinformation. Wray should have been sitting in front for the Senate Judiciary committee by now. That he is not, proves the Senate Republicans are as corrupt as Biden. (my Senators, Grassely, and Ernst show up on that list)

AllenS said...

I just have to shake my head thinking about why, why anyone would vote for Biden.

I'm sorry, that's Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

michaele said...

It wasn't mentioned where they stock the barf bags that any objective reader needs after reading this story ...such pandering bilge.

Doug said...

Trump would win 40 states if the media merely treated him neutrally. 45 states or so if the media treated Biden / democrats neutrally.

Trump would win 50 states if the 19th amendment were repealed.

Rick said...

Isn't is revealing the media itself continues to assert the disinformation theory without noting they do so "without supporting evidence"?

It's yet another standard they apply only to Trump. In this case though they not only fail to challenge the invention, they actively support it themselves.

Phil 314 said...

So has the FBI commented on whether or not they received the laptop some time ago?

MartyH said...

Honest question: Has the Biden camp explicitly contested the authenticity of the e-mails and photos? The only explicit statement I have heard from Biden is a Fox interviewer getting a Biden surrogate Jenna Arnold to concede, "I don’t think anybody is saying they are inauthentic.”

Biden's responses quoted above do not directly address that question.

Sally327 said...

Joe Biden reminds me of the expression, the banality of evil. He is so dull, so superficial in his affect, that it is easy to conclude he isn't clever or smart enough to be crooked, he's too vacant to be corrupt. But that's really what it would be like, isn't it? That's how he would survive all these years.

Birkel said...

Low fat means higher sugar.
Cut the carbs, fat.

You dog faced pony soldier.

Todd said...

Will it be a scandal if Joe takes two scoops? Or a waffle cone instead of suger?

gilbar said...

The Washington Post has not independently verified the contents of the report.

i guess ignorance IS bliss!
JOURNALISM IS ABOUT COVERING IMPORTANT STORIES. WITH A PILLOW, UNTIL THEY STOP MOVING

Todd said...

Boy that Sam E. commercial for Biden is a disappointment for Sam... I expected better of him. He "seemed" smarter than that. Goes to show what you "know" about actors...

gilbar said...

while Joe, "who doesn’t drink, famously devours ice cream cones."

on the other hand...
President Trump doesn't drink AND THAT MAKES HIM WEIRD!
President Trump LOVES ice cream AND THAT MAKES HIM WEIRD!

Kay said...

I’m basically being forced to vote in this election by my SO. I’m thinking of giving my vote to Biden, especially because he is going to lose, the poor guy. Nothing can be done about that, so he might as well get one little vote at least.

sterlingblue said...

The MSM is indistinguishable from Chinese propaganda. They show us this every single day.

Wince said...

Biden spokesman Andrew Bates sent a preemptive warning shot at Trump, who has appeared eager to bring up Biden’s son. “He invests in these tainted smears,” Bates said, “because he knows his presidency is a weak, pathetic failure.”

That's more of a "preemptive warning" dud.

richlb said...

Biden doesn't drink - just like Trump! Biden likes basic food - just like Trump!

MadisonMan said...

That's right WAPO and NYTimes, keep dragging the crooked Biden family towards the Finish Line. Don't worry, your actions are so so subtle that no one notices your bias at all!!

Shouting Thomas said...

There is an underlying message in articles like this:

“If you vote for Biden, we [Democrats] will stop beating the hell out of you and allow peace once again.”

After a year of Cloward-Piven chaos and violence intended to sabotage the economy and terrify you into abandoning all social activities, we will relent if you do as we command.

Mike Sylwester said...

Keep in mind that Wikileaks released the hacked Podesta e-mails just a few hours after Access Hollywood released its tape of Donald Trump saying "grab them by the pussy".

By doing so, Wikileaks diverted the public from hearing about and discussing the Access Hollywood tape.

The timing of the Wikileaks release was controlled by Russian Intelligence, with the collusion of the Trump campaign staff.

Thus the Russian Government caused Americans to lose faith in their Democracy and to vote against Hillary Clinton.

Wake up, Sheeple !!!

Leland said...

It's the WaPo. Its readers want these stories. It is why they buy the WaPo.

But since we are supposed to talk about the stories, ok:
I hope Biden doesn't the reputation of liking 2 scoops of ice cream, because the Washington Press Corp will lose their collective shit if has more than one scoop of ice cream.

I also hope Biden never forces intelligence officers to drink malt shakes.

Of course, the FBI agrees that Biden's hard drive wasn't compromised by Russians. The only source for that theory is Adam Schiff, who hasn't been right about the Russians ever.

Finally, one reason I don't read the WaPo is to avoid the mental imagery of septuagenarian girding their loins. Of course, that's sort of like putting on shorts, which I thought even WaPo readers don't like.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

DavidUW said...
Trump would win 40 states if the media merely treated him neutrally. 45 states or so if the media treated Biden / democrats neutrally.


...and 57 states, if they treated him like Obama

tim in vermont said...

Rudy Giuliani: We’ve identified “The Big Guy” several ways. One, right after that text message (from Hunter about 14-year-old girls and crack) there’s another message on keys to an office they’re going to share with the Chinese communists. And the first key they’re going to ask for is for Joe Biden, the “big guy.” Number 2, There’s an anonymous source that has told FOX News that the “big guy” is definitively Joe Biden. He’s one of the people involved in the deal. I know his name. I’m not at liberty to tell you. But I’m told in a day or two he’s going to go public… All I can tell you is if you looked at the photographs on this hard drive and you didn’t go to the police, well if you’re a law enforcement officer you’d be guilty of a felony. If you were just a normal citizen you’d be a horrible human being. There are numerous pictures here of girls who are being, well, they shouldn’t be there. If the Delaware police don’t do anything about this it would be a tragic thing.

MadisonMan said...

A question Biden won't be asked: You've paid millions of dollars in taxes. How does a public servant become so wealthy?

Unknown said...

The White House larder was all stocked with care,
In hopes that Chairman Xi soon would be there...

Dave Begley said...

Not to be overly dramatic, but it seems that America has reached peak cognitive dissonance or two movies on one screen.

The Left won't even look at the evidence on Hunter's laptop and asserts that it is all a Russian disinformation plot notwithstanding the photos and other things that couldn't be faked.

The Right asserts that Joe and Hunter should be indicted for numerous crimes.

The FBI has had possession of the laptop for months and has sat on it because two members of the protected political class are suspects for committing serious federal crimes.

How did we get here? I mostly blame the Fake News and our rotten education system (public and private). The rot is deep.

tim in vermont said...

There is a dog that isn’t barking. The FBI is not leaking to the WaPo that the emails are fake. Nobody in a position to know is saying they are fake.

Nonapod said...

The Washington Post has not independently verified the contents of the report.

It's hard to believe now, but there was a time when real journalists existed at the WaPo who would do, you know, actual journalism. You know, things like verifying big stories from other outlets. Now they only employ Dem party and deep state propagandists and infotainers.

Howard said...

Low fat yogurt is for wimps. Only use Cabot Greek triple cream 10% milkfat. It's like yogurt flavored sour cream.

BoatSchool said...

Sure hope Joe’s ice cream obsession doesn’t involve two scoops.

chickelit said...

This is the kind of pablum that the press put out for 8 years under Obama. They desperately want those good times again. Just keep the checks rolling in from Bejing keeping the Mandarin minders well fed in D.C.

Swede said...

I've always wondered why lefties aren't pissed at the MSM.

When they lie, they're not just lying to conservatives.

The absolute hysteria that followed the results of 2016 was brought about mostly from the left being blindsided by their own propaganda.

More of the same getting ready to be served up again.

Wince said...

President Donald J. Trump: (47:44)
I don’t know Beau. I know Hunter. Hunter got thrown out of the military. He was thrown out dishonorably discharged.

Vice President Joe Biden: (47:51)
That’s not true he was not dishonorably discharged.

President Donald J. Trump: (47:53)
For cocaine use. And he didn’t have a job until you became vice president.

Vice President Joe Biden: (47:56)
None of that is true.

President Donald J. Trump: (47:56)
Once you became vice president he made a fortune in Ukraine, in China, in Moscow and various other places.

Vice President Joe Biden: (48:01)
That is not true.

President Donald J. Trump: (48:04)
He made a fortune and he didn’t have a job.

Vice President Joe Biden: (48:07)
My son like a lot of people at home had a drug problem. He’s overtaking it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it. And I’m proud of him, I’m proud of my son.

President Donald J. Trump: (48:17)
But why was he given tens of millions of dollars?

Vice President Joe Biden: (48:19)
He wasn’t given tens of millions of dollars. [crosstalk 00:48:23] It was all discredited.

[OMG, six seconds of "crosstalk"! Can't have that!]

Chris Wallace: (48:27)
We’ve already been through this. I think the American people would rather hear about more substantial subjects. Well, as the moderator, sir, I’m going to make a judgment call here
.

President Donald J. Trump: (48:35)
I know but when somebody gets three and a half million dollars from the Mayor of Moscow.

Vice President Joe Biden: (48:39)
That is not true. That report is totally discredited.

President Donald J. Trump: (48:43)
Why did he get it?

Vice President Joe Biden: (48:45)
Mitt Romney on that committee said it wasn’t worth taxpayer’s money. That report was written for political reason.

Chris Wallace: (48:50)
I’d like to talk about climate change
.

narciso said...

yes the original account was in the financial times, three years ago, and it undercut the contribution from the mayors widow by a factor of 60, 200 million,

Skeptical Voter said...

Chris Wallace is a disgrace. Full stop.

OldManRick said...

To paraphrase Shakespeare -

Spokesman for Biden:
The sight is dismal
And our affairs from Delaware computer repair come too late.
The ears are senseless that should give us hearing, to tell the DNC his commandment is fulfilled,
That Woodward and Bernstein are dead.

The Washington Post only does investigative reporting against Republican.

phantommut said...

"there is no reason to give credibility to a report that is sourced in part to close allies of Trump"

Very careful not to say the report isn't factually true; just don't pay attention to it because cooties.

Gusty Winds said...

This soft shoe stuff is what makes woke white suburban women feel warm and fuzzy, right?

James Pawlak said...

Does Biden have a $12,000 freezer full of expensive ice cream as does his co-actor Speaker Pelosi!

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

WaPoo - House Organ for Demoratic party

Joe Smith said...

Joe hasn't been proven to be corrupt.

But anyone who votes for Joe and can't even acknowledge the presence of a whole lot of smoke doesn't deserve to be able to vote.

You are either too partisan or too dumb...you choose.

If this were one of Trump's kids, Trump would get my sympathy (as does Joe) for having to deal with a kid with drug problems.

But the money stuff would make me at least curious, and I would want to get to the bottom of the story so I could vote for my guy with a clear conscience.

Btw, will the ice cream be kept in a $20,000 freezer? Probably so as it will be a commercial unit.

But does Joe crave chocolate ice cream? If not, he's a stone cold racist.

gilbar said...

Chris Wallace: (48:27)
We’ve already been through this. I think the American people would rather hear about more substantial subjects. Well, as the moderator, sir, I’m going to make a judgment call here.


to repeat
JOURNALISM IS ABOUT COVERING IMPORTANT STORIES. WITH A PILLOW, UNTIL THEY STOP MOVING

gerry said...

Only use Cabot Greek triple cream 10% milkfat. It's like yogurt flavored sour cream.

FINALLY, some Howard advice I can take. I hope Cabot Greek is available locally!

Amadeus 48 said...

It is Bidenworld, Althouse, where nothing ever goes wrong for Scranton Joe, the scrappy mick with the heart of gold who stands up for the weak and punches the big guys in the nose. Dogs and children love him (look at how those little girls cluster around him), and the big cop on the corner knows he had to mind his manners when Joe is around. Joe can sniff out trouble a mile away.

Bathetic? You bet. "Bathos" is Joe's middle name.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

why didn't this info come out when Trump was being impeached over asking about it?

Richard Dolan said...

So, if Biden wins, will it be four years (if he lasts that long) of soft-focus mush like this? When WaPo and the other usual suspects gave Obama the hero-worship treatment, at least they had the excuse that he was the First. But Biden is so obviously such an ordinary hack, just a slow witted windbag at his best. Very hard to see how WaPo et al. can sustain treating him like the One Redux. Even they are bound to figure out that most observers of the scene, including the die-hard partisans on their own team, will find it silly and insulting to the intelligence. But I suspect they'll try, at least for a while. Old habits die hard.

MadisonMan said...

So, if Biden wins, will it be four years (if he lasts that long) of soft-focus mush like this?
I will say this is a strong reason I incline against voting for Biden. Having an incurious Press with Biden in the White House would be terrible for the Country.

Sydney said...

The message I got from that article is that the Biden's eat out for most meals and Jill doesn't really enjoy cooking. Sorry, but boiling pasta while warming up canned spaghetti sauce and drinking wine isn't really cooking. Most laugh out loud line in the article:

And the ultimate grace note? The couple never served green salads at official dinners, he says, so diners would never have the awkward experience of having a stray green stick to their teeth — and a photographer capturing the moment for history.

Come on, man.

tim in vermont said...

"Hunter saw himself as a provider for the Biden family; he even helped to pay off Beau’s law-school debts. “ - The New Yorker (You knew it was The New Yorker because they used a semicolon.)

Wait what? Sounds a lot like what Rudy is talking about. Selling access to Dad and paying for stuff Dad would normally pay for. And what’s this about providing for the ‘family’? This is the Chinese model of political corruption.

tim in vermont said...

"Joe hasn't been proven to be corrupt.”

I am sure it helps to have such opinions to not look at the evidence.

John henry said...

Doug,

Have you ever actually read the 19th Amendment? Repeal would not stop women from voting. That's up to the states.

Half the women in the us had full voting rights before 19A. It's a state, not a federal, right.

Do you think any states would take voting rights away from women?

If so, which ones?

John Henry

Michael K said...

Round Two is coming soon and it will not be safe for family TV. Hunter and his Chinese girls frolicking. Well, he is anyway. Sort of the way Chairman Mao used to frolick.

gilbar said...

serious question (actually a poll of the Althouse crowd)

Assuming for the sake of argument, that Jo Biden wins the election
Does Anyone here think he'd be President in April? (will he last more than the 1st quarter?)

Anyone? If you think Jo Biden will be President for more than 3 months, let us know?
thanx!

Greg D said...
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cacimbo said...

Is anyone surprised that the FBI has sat on this for a year.The agency is headed by Never-Trumper Wray, a deep state swamp rat.If the computer store owner had not copied the files prior to surrendering the computers to the FBI - the hard drives in the FBI's possession would have been accidently wiped and media would be telling us the computer store owner was an insane Qanon member.


Sam L. said...

I am, like, TOTALLY unsurprized to read that the WaPoo is in the bag for Biden.

Breezy said...

He would bring positive energy to the DC dining scene...

Omg I was so worried about that!

rcocean said...

The wapo has not "independently verified" and WILL NOT verify it till after the election. If ever. Could the so-called Mainstream Media be so obviously full of Left wing liars? Why not be truthful and call it the "The Washington democrat" instead of the WaPo?

What's more astounding, that (excepting the NY Post/Fox news) they all march in lockstep on every issue OR that they lie so much? This is the press that Mittens and Sasse want to be loved by.

rcocean said...

Trump will bring Biden's email's up at the debate. And millions, who've been kept misinformed, will be shocked. "What's all this about?", they'll say in a surprised voice.

James Graham said...

Joe Biden, an Irish-American, does not drink?

At all?

This I-A is suspicious.

Is he possibly an alcoholic who's abstaining with or without help from AA?

Or is there another explanation?

rcocean said...

The Press M.O. For the last three months has been obvious. Never say one bad word, or pose one hostile or tough question for Biden. And continue to give Trump 99% negative coverage. The press and social media campaign for Biden is worth $Billions. The FEC should see if the campaign law has been violated.

Bilwick said...

And as the centerpiece of the Bidens' Thanksgiving table, Hunter Biden will snort cocaine off a naked Chinese hooker's ass.

Spiros said...

The media blackout is sickening. What we got:

QAnon insisting that the Obama and Biden kidnapped children and kept harems of child sex slaves. (Probably wrong!!!)
At the other extreme, the Washington Post glosses over the Biden family's tremendous crimes and scandals. Puff piece after puff piece.

We're not idiots. We know these guys are corrupt and we, at least, think that Hunter Biden has some nasty vices involving underage children.

Drago said...

BleachBit-and-Hammers: "why didn't this info come out when Trump was being impeached over asking about it?"

Because the entire FBI and 98% of the DOJ is still in complete control of the democraticals, thanks to the Republican Senators who helped the impeachment along the entire way and are still doing it to this day.

It is an unfortunate reality that the majority of republicans in the Senate and a solid 40% of the republicans in the House have also been purchased by the democraticals thru their Big Tech Wing of Political Operations, all abetted by Big Media.

They don't even bother hiding it anymore as they believe their Cheat By Mail Scheme will be enough to get Dementia Joe across the line and then whammo! DC/Puerto Rico become states, they pack the courts, move to nationwide Cheat by Mail forever, open up the borders and make about 22 million illegals in the US citizens over night.

Game over for the republic.

Francisco D said...

WaPo's readers believe that Joe should be 50 points ahead by now.

hombre said...

Part 1: “Biden’s advisers, [at the Washington Post] for their part, see little to be gained by engaging publicly in the details of Hunter Biden’s alleged emails....” There, fixed!

When Joe the Grifter tries to duck the issue, Trump should say, “Well a Senate Committee and several media outlets have documented $xx million in grifting from Ukraine, Russia and China. Even if you won’t talk about it, will the Bidens return the money?”

Part 2: The FBI is despicable. During my career in prosecution I oversaw dozens of high profile investigations. There can be no legitimate law enforcement purpose behind FBI stonewalling here. Quite the contrary. The information on the drive, if authentic, constitutes incriminating admissions and is already in the public domain. Informants cannot come forward with information about an unknown or non existent investigation. But of course the scumbags running the Bureau know that.

If Hunter were Donald Jr., he would have been in custody since December and in a vice to turn over his daddy.

Obama and the Democrats have corrupted federal law enforcement completely. Sessions was just a squish, but it appears Barr is complicit.

rehajm said...

If the media acted like journalists around Democrats we might have better Democrats.

GingerBeer said...

What, no milkshakes? C'mon Jill!

Yancey Ward said...

Well, WaPo doesn't have to verify the evidence- it is being verified by real reporters doing real reporting- like, for example, having other e-mail recipients authenticate the published e-mails.

Tim above is right- watch what isn't being said by the Bidens and their lackeys- no one in a position to know has said the e-mails are fake- literally no one. No one is publishing leaks from law enforcement that the e-mails are fake, and I promise you that WaPo and the NYTimes have been asking their sources in the FBI about this- they definitely haven't been sitting on their asses doing nothing to verify the details. The authenticity of the e-mails is no longer deniable in any plausible manner, and faced with that, you get stuff like "the Washington Post hasn't verfied"- it is literally the only spin available to them if they don't want to have to report the details.

hombre said...

“The Washington Post has not independently verified the contents of the report.”

If you are normal, the shamelessness is breathtaking! If you are subnormal it is comforting.

Yancey Ward said...

This isn't going away- even if Biden wins, it will be used by his enemies in the Democratic Party to push him aside ASAP. They weren't happy giving him the nomination, and they won't hesitate to get rid of him at the first opportunity.

You want to know what I am thankful for this morning? That the FBI didn't leak this to Bernie Sanders in February. I still think Sanders was the toughest of the candidates for Trump to defeat, and I am glad the Democrats shoved him out of the race.

jim said...

2 questions, and I suppose someone here will have answers:

- were there any reply emails from Joe Biden?

- while one can get text messages on a Macbook, is that a common practice?

DavidUW said...

FBI sat on this to both get Biden across the finish line and then use it to force him to resign "due to health reasons" for Kamala.

Joe Smith said...

I don't know if the laptop will sway the election, but Trump has an opportunity in the debate.

Tell everyone that a special prosecutor will be named to investigate Hunter, the laptop, and any Joe/China connection.

Then ask Joe if he will pledge to not shut down the investigation if he is elected.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Imagine a media not just in the tank - but acting as a full-on propaganda promotion arm.
Of course if you are promoting someone like Biden - all negative info will be washed clean and labeled as "disinformation" (or better yet - "Russian disinformation")

You don't need to imagine. It's real and it is happening in America.
Chinese communism.

Michael K said...

Blogger rcocean said...
Trump will bring Biden's email's up at the debate. And millions, who've been kept misinformed, will be shocked. "What's all this about?", they'll say in a surprised voice.


He'll get started and the mic will go off.

Doug said...

Not so fast, Drago. Let's keep our blood pressure down until Tuesday a week - things will look a lot brighter then for our republic. Yes, there will be some nonsense until his second inauguration in January, but that can be handled.
By the National Guard.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

Trump was speaking about a universal truth with his p*ssy remark. Just ask Matt Lauer, and what's his name Weinstein, any other Hollywood mogul and the sons of Democrat presidential candidates. They are experts at p*ssy grabbing.

Sebastian said...

"How The Washington Post is keeping up with the news about Joe Biden."

Wait, are you saying a newspaper is "keeping up" with the news?

"To be fair to the Washington Post"

Why? What have they done to deserve fairness? Why, in particular, when they are already laying out the propaganda, do they deserve fairness rather than scorn?

Todd said...

Bilwick said...

And as the centerpiece of the Bidens' Thanksgiving table, Hunter Biden will snort cocaine off a naked Chinese hooker's ass.

10/21/20, 10:03 AM


Shouldn't that read "naked under age Chinese hooker's ass"? Asking for a friend...

Todd said...

Oh crap! Now when Biden wins by vote-by-fraud, I am going to be on a list for sure! If you read in the paper that I was "accidentally shot [30 times] by a no-knock, middle of the night raid due to an unpaid parking ticket that the police mis-read due to poor penmanship and they really meant the house across the street but it is all good cause they found a perfectly legal stash of [a few too] many legal firearms, so one less right-wing [not really] militia member off the street", you heard it hear first!

Joe Smith said...

@Tim in Vermont

"I am sure it helps to have such opinions to not look at the evidence."

Personally? I believe Joe is a corrupt, hack politician.

But I haven't seen any 'evidence' other than one leaked email and one leaked text (the text having nothing to do with Joe being corrupt).

But the leaks and teases we've seen haven't proved anything, so I (unlike most) am giving him the benefit of the doubt.

How hard is that to comprehend?

NYC JournoList said...

Cacimbo; You be wrong ... if the computer repair store owner did not copy Hunter’s drive he would be playing the role of John Cleese’s parrot on MP and stripped for his kilt. If Biden wins the store guy will be charged with possessing child porn and locked away for life.

Joe Smith said...

"He'll get started and the mic will go off.

If I were advising Trump on the debate I would teach him a single word in American sign language:

"LIE" (or "LIAR").

Trump could just stand there with the Trump grin on his face and sign away every time Joe lies is ass off.

It would be a huge distraction to Joe trying to figure out what it meant.

And the MSM would be forced to cover it afterwards...

jim said...

I don't think anyone watching the debate will be surprised when Trump brings this up.

A couple more questions:
- if the repair guy made an image of the hard drive, how come that has not been shared with other new organizations?
- if not that, could the original emails be shared so that we can see the internet headers?

MayBee said...

while one can get text messages on a Macbook, is that a common practice?

I get all my texts on my MacBook as well as my iPhone. My husband does not have his set up that way. It's a choice you make.

Joe Smith said...

Will someone in a position to get an answer please ask Wray (or whoever) how it is that Joe Biden still has a security clearance?

tim in vermont said...

"But I haven't seen any 'evidence' other than one leaked email and one leaked text”

You are making my case that you haven’t looked.

Yancey Ward said...

"if the repair guy made an image of the hard drive, how come that has not been shared with other new organizations?"

What makes you think it hasn't been? Surely, even you can imagine what would have happened if the hard drive contents had shown up at the NYTimes?

"Dean, I just got this hard drive contents in the mail from a guy who said it came from Hunter Biden's laptop. I looked at the contents and it is very bad looking for Biden if the contents are authentic. What do you want to do with this?"

"Maggie, immediately take it over to Hudson River Park- you know what to do, don't you?"

Yancey Ward said...

Yeah, some people are just text/e-mail savers- they can literally save a decades worth of material without even thinking it odd (and maybe it isn't- maybe my practice of deleting everything as I receive it is the odd behavior).

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Democrat Media Industrial Complex promote the first actual crook to be US president.

DavidD said...

“ ‘ “He should push back a little bit — not a lot, a little bit — so he doesn’t look weak,” Rendell said. “They’ve been peddling this thing that he’s too weak to be president. . . . He’s got to smack back.” ’ ”

The question isn’t whether he’ll push back on Trump.

The question is whether he’d push back on China.

And I think we ALL know the answer.

DavidD said...

(Does anyone else miss how comments used to show up right away? Oh, well....)

mikee said...

Presume the Democrats win the presidential election. Who is Kamala gonna name as her VP, when Joe is pushed/dropped/falls/impeached out of office and into an assissted living center? And what is the best date to pick for when that will happen: a day in November 2020, December 2020, or January 2020? I'd guess either one to twodays immediately after the election, or one to two days after inauguration. I've got those squares marked on calendar for the "Joe Drops Out" betting pool, plus another flyer on New Year's Day, because Joe will want to drive himself home after that party past midnight, God help him.

Bilwick said...

Todd, you read my mind. After I posted what I wrote about the Biden Family Thanksgiving, I thought: "I left out 'underage'! " Unfortunately on this blog, as far as I know, there is no key where I can go back and edit a comment already posted. But I consoled myself with the knowledge that savvy Althouse readers would mentally fill in the "underage" blank. Great minds, etc., etc.

funsize said...

garbage media is as garbage media does!

Bilwick said...

Joe Smith, I think it was Drew Carey, back in the Clinton administration, who said that every time Bill Clinton spoke, a caption saying "Lie . . . Lie . . . More lies" could appear under his image on the TV screen.

tim in vermont said...

From multiple agents: "They knew right away it wasn't a Russia operation. It went right to the top of the FBI because a Biden name was attached.

https://twitter.com/adamhousley/status/1318717357313814528

Well that explains why it simply disappeared.

madAsHell said...

I'm with the in-laws, and the TV news is a constant drone in the background.

I was surprised to see that Obama was behind a lectern, and campaigning for Biden. I guess the other choice was Hillary.

madAsHell said...

I'm with the in-laws, and the TV news is a constant drone in the background.

I was surprised to see that Obama was behind a lectern, and campaigning for Biden. I guess the other choice was Hillary.

Drago said...

After the New York Times went on a fishing expedition for dirt on Amy Coney Barrett's adopted kids, we can now say authoritatively that the legacy media has investigated ACB's adopted children 100x more than they have investigated Joe and Hunter Biden.

jim said...

I still wonder why no reply emails

Joe Smith said...

"You are making my case that you haven’t looked."

From your comments you seem fairly bright but you are being purposefully obtuse here.

I have only 'seen' a single excerpted email. I don't thing anything else has been released.

That, by itself, would not stand up in court without more corroboration.

I've been the foreman of two criminal juries and I know a little bit about the process.

We agree he's crooked, but there needs to be a lot more to come out to sway others.

Temujin said...

Frankly, I think every American should ask this of Joe Biden every day, if he gets elected. Whenever and where ever they can. Let the Press know just how fucking embarrassing they are.

Mr. President, what flavor ice cream did you get today?

Drago said...

Dumb Lefty jim (newest amigo for Dumb Lefty Mark): "I still wonder why no reply emails"

They literally got Hunter's business partner to confirm the emails via his own google account as well as shared Frank Luntz' reply just today.

Thanks very much for "keeping up".....

LOL

Michael K said...


Blogger jim said...
I still wonder why no reply emails


A couple recipients have confirmed the emails.

Michael K said...

Blogger BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
Democrat Media Industrial Complex promote the first actual crook to be US president.


No, I think Hillary retired that award in spite of falling short at the end.

Drago said...

Joe Smith: "Will someone in a position to get an answer please ask Wray (or whoever) how it is that Joe Biden still has a security clearance?"

You're kidding right?

As we speak you can bet that Wray is working backdoor with the Biden team and the obama go-betweens to plan out how they will leak an internal "anonymous" FBI comment that this laptop that has been in their possession for 10 months, despite earlier FBI confirmation that this laptop and emails are real, is somehow not real.

Then the media will run with non-existent anonymous White House sources who they will claim "leaked" internal White House personnel saying it was all a White House plot.

Remember, the democraticals and their fully house-broken LLR-lefty lap poodles only have to continue lying thru their teeth for 2 more weeks.

And they can do that standing on their heads....

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Michael K -
The media didn't go all in to support Hillary - actual support - like they are now with Biden.

With Hillary the media actually did pretend to care about her private server - and we got to hear a little about it from her side of the press pool. which irked her.

Now? Wagons, circled.

Rusty said...

Shouting Thomas said...
"There is an underlying message in articles like this:

“If you vote for Biden, we [Democrats] will stop beating the hell out of you and allow peace once again.”

After a year of Cloward-Piven chaos and violence intended to sabotage the economy and terrify you into abandoning all social activities, we will relent if you do as we command."

Yeah,that's pretty much it. So. Ya know. Fuck em.

Sam L. said...

The WaPoo strikes AGAIN!!!!!!