Biden corruption; media look the other way

Linas Garsys/The Washington Times
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The news media are going full Philip Bump. They should never go full Philip Bump.

He, of course, is the journalist at The Washington Post who recently expressed his desire to remain ignorant of any information that could alter his view of the world. As a guest on Noam Dworman’s “Comedy Cellar” podcast, he repeatedly refused to accept evidence that connects President Biden to his family’s lucrative influence-peddling schemes.

Asked about a text message from the president’s son Hunter to his adult daughter that said, “I have to give 50% of my income to Pop,” Mr. Bump seemed utterly uncurious.

“I have no idea what that means,” he said.

The host pressed. “Has anybody asked her?”

“I don’t know,” Mr. Bump answered.

“Don’t you think somebody should ask her?” Mr. Dworman continued.

“I just said I don’t know, and I don’t know what to make of it, so I have nothing else to say about it,” Mr. Bump proclaimed. “What do you want me to say?”

How about what any good journalist would say: “Maybe we should look into that.”

But Mr. Bump didn’t say that; he ended the interview and walked out.

This is effectively what most media have been doing since House Speaker Kevin McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry into allegations that the Biden family made millions selling access to the elder Mr. Biden and that the now-president actively participated and benefited.


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