National Public Radio (NPR), which infamously tweeted in October 2020 that it didn’t want to waste listeners’ time with a non-story, hasn’t apologized, but one of its reporters called out the company for ignoring Hunter’s discovery having Biden’s laptop in a repair shop and his hard drive, which Joe Biden linked to his son’s influence.
Why haven’t you seen NPR’s coverage of Hunter Biden’s story in the NY Post? Read more in this week’s newsletter➡️ https://t.co/CJesPgmGvo pic.twitter.com/jAi7PnpbZf
— NPR Public Editor (@NPRpubliceditor) October 22, 2020
“Why haven’t you seen NPR reporting on the Hunter Biden story in the NY Post?” Terence Samuel, NPR’s associate vice president and editor-in-chief, tweeted. “We don’t want to waste our time with stories that aren’t real stories, and we don’t want to waste listeners’ and readers’ time with stories that are just distractions.”
Laura Sullivan, a reporter at NPR, responded to an April 6 tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald, which said, “Twitter founder Jack Dorsey apologized and admitted that it was wrong for Twitter to censor any mention of the story.” Has. That [Washington Post] This week called for a “settlement” from the media for what they have done. Aside from those 2, they continue to uphold all their lies to this day.”
“Add @NPR to the list,” Sullivan tweeted Thursday. Editorial editors called it “not a real story”. The investigation into “Hunter Biden’s laptop” could end up being a tax case, a pile of beans, or something else. But what it has always been is a story.”
Add to @NPR to the list. Newsroom editors called it “not a real story.” The investigation into “Hunter Biden’s laptop” could end up being a tax case, a pile of beans, or something else. But what it has always been is a story. https://t.co/d3UbKDa0RO
— Laura Sullivan (@LauraSullivaNPR) April 7, 2022
Fox News reported that this isn’t the first time Sullivan has called her 18-year-old employer:
Back in October 2020 when the New York Post originally reported on Hunter’s laptop, NPR was part of the cadre of social media and news organizations ignoring the story.
In response to the Public Editor posting the news on Twitter, Sullivan tweeted on October 23, 2020, “I really love it when managers make our jobs harder. I don’t know if this is #HunterBiden’s laptop or what’s on it, but it certainly isn’t a “waste of time” to find out. @NPR execs better hope the laptop was built in Ukraine from an old Russian blender.”
Fox said, “In addition to calling the story a waste of time and a distraction in the fall of 2020, NPR came under fire for falsely claiming in March 2021 that it had been ‘discredited by US intelligence agencies and independent investigations by news organizations.'”
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