Before we begin, I just want to say that I do not understand Medium’s new layout, but I don’t like it. I do know, after dealing with YouTube for years, that it is almost certainly going to be better than whatever layout Medium comes up with next.
I’m just going to be blunt with you all, I have barley been paying attention to the Hunter Biden controversy. From my understanding, people are mad that he got hired to a Ukrainian Energy company in large part because his dad is a proponent US politician. Of course, ignoring that Hunter had nothing to do with his dad getting into politics, that is not illegal. The same could be said for Megan McCain becoming a host on The View, yet nobody is demanding we arrest ABC.
Then, as Vice President, Joe Biden on behalf of the international community lobbied to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor who was infamous for his corruption. At the same time, the prosecutor was also starting an investigation into the dealings of Hunter Biden, for some unspecific crime.
Luckily for us, The New York Post — that beacon of journalism — has a “smoking gun” that proves Hunter Biden did something that was in no way illegal. It’s such a big story Twitter is censoring it, and I know Twitter is censoring it because I saw people talking about Twitter censoring it on Twitter.
You see, they received the news because a repair shop owner who either Hunter Biden or someone who just so happened to have this “smoking gun” email dropped off a laptop last year — and never came back for it. One would think they’d pay more attention to this very important email that proves that Hunter Biden is corrupt, but I guess not.
For the same of time, we’ll ignore the fact that this story is obviously bullshit and instead look at what they’re trying to pass off as true.
Here’s what the article says:
Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.
Again, it wasn’t Biden who “pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor,” it was the entire international community with Joe Biden as their representative. Joe Biden, love him or hate him, is well liked among the international community and would be a perfect person to effectively lobby a foreign government on an issue like accountability. Multiple independent media outlets in Ukraine agreed with Biden and worked to have the corrupt prosecutor removed. They’re mad, you could say, that Biden drained the swamp.
The rest of the story does not do much else than confirm what we already knew, that Hunter Biden’s ties to a popular figure in global politics led to him getting a well paying job. Mind you, I myself do not like a system where such a thing is common place, as it too often is, but how is that Hunter Biden’ fault? If someone walked up to you and said they’d give you $50,000 a month to sit on the board of a powerful energy company, am I really to believe you’d pass it up?
And what of the children of the incumbent President. At the first debate, Donald Trump made the point that Joe Biden was corrupt for letting his kid take a job — while he gave his daughter and son-in-law powerful roles in his administration. Jared Kushner, a man with no experience in government, is the senior adviser to the father of his wife!
And really, a nation that elected George W. Bush twice is going to talk about the value of making it without family connections. The only reason anyone knows who George W. Bush is, or even George H.W. Bush in truth, is because he had a father already involved in politics.
Hunter Biden is not an issue, maybe the system is flawed, but taking it out on Hunter Biden is too miss the point.