Imagine thinking that there’s any chance that a story that can’t meet the standards of any reporter at the New York Post (!) would pan out:
The New York Post’s front-page article about Hunter Biden on Wednesday was written mostly by a staff reporter who refused to put his name on it, two Post employees said.
Bruce Golding, a reporter at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid since 2007, did not allow his byline to be used because he had concerns over the article’s credibility, the two Post employees said, speaking on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation.
Coming late in a heated presidential campaign, the article suggested that Joseph R. Biden Jr. had used his position to enrich his son Hunter when he was vice president. The Post based the story on photos and documents the paper said it had taken from the hard drive of a laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden.
Many Post staff members questioned whether the paper had done enough to verify the authenticity of the hard drive’s contents, said five people with knowledge of the tabloid’s inner workings. Staff members also had concerns about the reliability of its sources and its timing, the people said.
Again: this is the Post we’re talking about here:
Mr. Giuliani said he chose The Post because “either nobody else would take it, or if they took it, they would spend all the time they could to try to contradict it before they put it out.”
“We gave this to the Post because we couldn’t afford to let journalists look at it.”
Wow, who would have thought that a ridiculously implausible story (why the fuck would Hunter Biden fly from LA to Wilmington to get his laptops fixed by a fanatical hater of the Bidens?) in a Rupert Murdoch tabloid shopped by a half-senile Rudy Guiliani whose lead “author” was a Sean Hannity producer with zero previous bylines would not turn out to be on the level?
Sadly, some people don’t understand that this is a rhetorical question:
Poor Ryan is so sad. He tried the ‘Biden is obviously’ senile stuff. He tried to bring us Tara Reade but that failed bc it was obvious bullshit & she was a serial liar. And now hes down to his last hail mary; “Progressively” praying that Daddy Trump’s HUNTER BURISMA takes him out pic.twitter.com/1XUaMH8e1c— Centrism Fan Acct 🔹 (@Wilson__Valdez) October 18, 2020
Just asking principled, critical questions that happen to be functionally identical to the questions the hack partisan ratfuckers I’ve stapled my fortunes to are asking pic.twitter.com/x35XfDMmJP— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) October 19, 2020
The anti-anti Trump “left” convinced themselves this would be the October surprise that would bail Trump out just like 2016 and the reaction as the Times writes stories about how this is pathetic failed ratfucking rather than amplifying it is going to be hilarious.