Podcast host Joe Rogan called out the media for “loving a narrative” in connection to the story surrounding Hunter Biden’s laptop during a Saturday episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“They don’t just love a story, they love a narrative,” Rogan told guest Mike Baker. “And they’re willing to ignore facts to push that narrative. That’s what scares me. What scares me is I think there are objective journalists that work for the Washington Post and The New York Times and there’s real solid journalists out there, but I don’t necessarily know if you’re getting all of the information. I think it’s safe to say that some f*ckery is afoot.”
Rogan said the media knew that President Joe Biden’s constant denial of the story was “a lie.” The host then pointed to Twitter locking out the New York Post for seven days in October 2020 for reporting emails said to be from the Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Baker said liberals are “dismissive” of the story, but accuse conservatives of pushing particular narratives. (RELATED: New York Post Goes After New York Times For Confirming Authenticity Of Hunter Biden’s Laptop Several Months Later)
“Now when you look at the liberal Dems and the progressives, it doesn’t matter to them,” he said. “If you read some of the narrative that is out there now — the social media in the past day or so — ever since The New York Times came out with this, they’re just dismissive of it. And they don’t care or they’re willing to overlook it. Which is the same thing they accuse the right of doing.”
The New York Times reported the authenticity of Biden’s laptop in a March 16 article covering his tax liability and potential criminal charges. The outlet said prosecutors gathered evidence from “a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.”
The FBI obtained the computer and found the Case ID on the receipt from the shop which reportedly linked Biden to transactional money laundering investigations.
Establishment and liberal media, including the Times, cast doubt on the laptop reports for over a year. NPR previously refused to cover the story as they did not want to “waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions.”
Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff dubbed the reports as “Kremlin propaganda,” then accused former President Donald Trump of aiding Russia during an October 2020 CNN appearance.