NPR Editor Blasts Leftist Colleagues for Ignoring ‘Newsworthy’ Hunter Biden Laptop Story

A top editor at far-left National Public Radio (NPR) criticized his leftist colleagues for refusing to cover the bombshell Hunter Biden “Laptop from Hell” story in 2020.

Uri Berliner blasted NPR for burying damning evidence about Hunter Biden’s “connection to the corrupt world of multimillion-dollar influence peddling and its possible implications for his father.”

In a scathing op-ed for The Free Press, Berliner slammed the outlet for putting anti-Trump politics before the truth.

He specifically highlighted the double standard in NPR’s coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop compared to the Russian collusion hoax.

Berliner revealed that one of his colleagues praised NPR for not covering the laptop story because it might “help Trump win” the 2020 election.

“The laptop was newsworthy,” Berliner wrote.

“But the timeless journalistic instinct of following a hot story lead was being squelched.”

At the time, NPR publicly dismissed the laptop story as a “distraction.”

The story first appeared in the New York Post in October 2020.

Years later, the laptop is universally acknowledged as real.

However, the dozens of intelligence agents who signed a letter baselessly asserting that it was “Russian disinformation” have not apologized.

Neither has NPR, Berliner said, noting the outlet was similarly unapologetic about peddling the anti-Trump Russian collusion hoax.

After years of uncritically accepting the claims of fabulist Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), NPR quietly changed the subject when it became clear that there was no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.

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Berliner warned that this lack of accountability is damaging trust in the media.

“It is one thing to swing and miss on a major story,” he wrote.

“Unfortunately, it happens. You follow the wrong leads, you get misled by sources you trusted, you’re emotionally invested in a narrative, and bits of circumstantial evidence never add up.

“It’s bad to blow a big story.”

“What’s worse is to pretend it never happened, to move on with no mea culpas, no self-reflection.”

Berliner also described how NPR was radicalized after the death of George Floyd in 2020.

The death of Floyd, who died from a fentanyl overdose while in police custody, led to violent riots and a sweeping cultural upheaval against “systemic racism.”

NPR didn’t bother to investigate sweeping charges of “racism” in American society, however.

Instead, the newsroom was swept along in racial hysteria.

“America’s infestation with systemic racism was declared loud and clear: it was a given,” Berliner wrote.

“Our mission was to change it.”

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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