The establishment media on Friday failed to retract reporting that Hunter’s “laptop from hell” was “Russian disinformation.”
Specifically, the Huffington Post, The Intercept, and MotherJones have failed to retract reporting on a now-debunked Politico story from 2020 that claimed Hunter’s laptop was “Russian disinfo,” according to “dozens of former intel officials.”
It's been 24 hours since the NYT acknowledged the reported emails from the Biden laptop were authentic, as was the NY Post's story on how they obtained it.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 18, 2022
*None* of the media outlets that spread the CIA's "Russian disinformation" lie has admitted what they did or retracted it👇 pic.twitter.com/6LXhtIXEHm
The media took Politico’s headline and spread their own disinformation. “Giuliani and the New York Post Are Pushing Russian Disinformation. It’s a Big Test for the Media,” MotherJones published.
The outlet elaborated, “That is, the Post piece, based on an unproven smear, is in sync with Moscow’s ongoing effort to influence the 2020 election to help President Donald Trump retain power.”
The Intercept pushed the same narrative. “This week, a group of former intelligence officials issued a letter saying that the Giuliani laptop story has the classic trademarks of Russian disinformation.”
The Huffington Post also published a similar report. “More Than 50 Former Intel Officials Say Hunter Biden Smear Smells Like Russia,” the publication read.