Substack reporter Glenn Greenwald swept away Washington post National correspondent Philip Bump for declaring the Hunter Biden laptop scandal a “conspiracy theory” despite information that verified emails that emerged in the 2020 election.
On Monday, Bump shared his “analysis” addressing “5 conspiracy theories that have yet to be proven, despite what you may have heard,” which lists disputes over the alleged FBI involvement in the January 6 riot, the allegations electoral fraud in Arizona as well as the Russian investigation’s links to the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016.
To conclude his article, the “conspiracy theory” on young Biden’s laptop which surfaced almost a year ago, which was declared by most of the media to be “Russian disinformation” despite everything. evidence and New York Post report deleted by Big Tech.
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“If the laptop was planted by the Russian Secret Service, for example, should it be brought up in the national conversation? This question is difficult to answer, but there were good reasons to ask it,” Bump said. . wrote. “Had Russia successfully hacked into Hunter Biden’s online accounts to obtain material?” Was Giuliani fooled? turning it off ‘did not breed confidence. “
Bump then acknowledged Politico reports supporting some of the emails first published by the New York Post, but still defended the media’s reluctance to cover the laptop last year.
“The issue was not just a question of disinformation but a Russian intervention. The publication of material by WikiLeaks in 2016 was also accused of being false, but the larger question that emerged was whether an effort already linked to Russia at that point should have been incorporated into election coverage. Much of last year’s response centered on this same question, “Bump said.” The fact that some of the e- mails were legitimate does not in fact prove that the initial response was unwarranted, nor that the genesis of the information was not in doubt. “
“In the meantime, claiming that unrelated details prove a conspiracy theory to be true is more revealing about those making the claim than the theory itself,” he added.
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It wasn’t until Friday that Bump’s article caught the attention of Greenwald, a vocal media critic, especially in his handling of the Hunter Biden story.
“WPost @pbump’s ‘fact checker’ continues to classify the Biden laptop as a ‘conspiracy theory’ even after new book from POLITICO’s @SchreckReports proves key emails are real,” he said. reacted Greenwald. “The real ‘conspiracy theory’ is the media and CIA lie that this was ‘Russian disinformation’.”
Greenwald continued, “This whole ‘fact-checking’ reads like a press release from the DNC. lofty, noble and trustworthy, as if they were neutral or whatever.
Bump fired back, story Greenwald, “I’m not a fact-checker and the point of the article is precisely that the validity of emails is largely irrelevant, but otherwise good things.”
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To whom Greenwald responded, “The dominant media claim – copied from the CIA – was that the laptop was Russian ** disinformation **. Many still believe these bulls —. But you can’t call it a theory of the conspiracy because your job is to protect liberal media conspiracy theories, not debunk them. ”