The New York Post writers declined to use their bylines in the alleged Hunter Biden email story because of doubts about the sources and credibility of the materials.
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The New York Post front page article about Hunter Biden on Wednesday was largely written by a reporter who refused to put his name on it, two Post employees said.
Many Post employees asked if the paper did enough to verify the authenticity of the hard drive contents, said five people who knew about the tabloid's insides. Staff also had concerns about the reliability of their sources and their timing.
As the deadline approached, editors urged staff to include their bylines in the story – and at least one, aside from Mr Golding, declined, two post-journalists said. A Post spokeswoman had no comment on how the article was written or edited.
Rudy Giuliani, who is the target of an operation under Russian influence, was one of the sources for this hard drive, and Steve Bannon, on federal indictment, was the other.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) took a hard pivot after the emails flopped and now claims Hunter Biden was involved in criminal activity and is calling for an FBI investigation.
The reality is that the alleged Hunter Biden emails have not been authenticated by anyone and appear to be part of a Russian disinformation operation that leaked fake Biden emails in the weeks leading up to the 2020 elections.
Twitter and Facebook closed the Post story on their platforms for good reason. The result seems to be an effort by Russians to meddle in the elections to help Donald Trump. The conspiracy failed because media and social media companies didn't take the bait, and now the program has collapsed as the links between Trump's inner circle, the Russians, and the Republican Party have never been clearer.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association