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Watch: Conservative CNN Host S.E. Cupp Exposes Media Double Standard On Hunter Biden Laptop Story, On CNN

On Sunday, CNN host S.E. Cupp – a conservative, though no friend of Donald Trump – masterfully exposed the media’s double standards on what they decide is a big story worthy of covering, and what is a story that should be ignored or buried.

The mainstream media has pounced on the wife of Supreme Court Clarence Thomas apparently sending text messages to former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about the 2020 election. 

Among the “damning” texts sent from Ginni Thomas – an unabashed Republican – WaPo points out these messages:

“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.”

“Watermarked ballots in over 12 states have been part of a huge Trump & military white hat sting operation in 12 key battleground states”

“Biden crime family & ballot fraud co-conspirators (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship mongers, fake stream media reporters, etc) are being arrested & detained for ballot fraud right now & over coming days, & will be living in barges off GITMO to face military tribunals for sedition.”

Goofy, meaningless drivel? Or terrifying? 

The usual suspects in the media have been trying desperately to make this the biggest story in the country. 

CNN ran a headline, “The texts that shook the Supreme Court”. A quick google search reveals much of the same.

What Cupp wants to know, is why this story gets so much coverage, while those same media outlets ignored or even falsely claimed that the Hunter Biden laptop story was “Russian disinformation.”

Cupp made her remarks during a discussion on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

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Cupp: ‘The rush to dismiss Hunter as not a relevant story by lots of reporters is hard to ignore’

So of course, CNN’s Brian Stelter couldn’t wait to talk about Ginni Thomas and her text messages.

Cupp, to her credit, wasn’t going to let them get away with it. 

Saying of Ginni and Clarence Thomas, Cupp noted, “The conflicts have been, you know, questioned by everyone, including, like, Sean Hannity.”

“But you don’t have to look far to find a very similar story that was really ignored by the media and, in fact, called false over and over and over again.”

It was clear to Cupp even if the rest of the panel was still dumbfounded.

“That’s the Hunter Biden laptop story. Hunter Biden is a relative of a very famous person the way Ginni Thomas is a relative of a very powerful, famous person.”

“My Twitter feed is clogged with blue-check reporters who are instantly believing that there is some tie between Ginni and Clarence, and, you know, the rush to dismiss Hunter as not a relevant story by lots of reporters is hard to ignore,” she said.

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Cupp: ‘The legal interest in the Hunter Biden story would make the journalism interest, I think, more warranted’

Stelter, perhaps realizing he had been beaten, refused to even comment. Instead, he turned to New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer, who responded that Hunter Biden is under federal investigation. 

That, of course, is all the more reason why journalists should cover the story, rather than pretend it doesn’t exist or that it’s “Russian disinformation.” 

Cupp caught this immediately, saying, “Yes, but the legal interest in the Hunter Biden story would make the journalism interest, I think, more warranted.”

No member of CNN’s panel took on Cupp’s point. It was as if it has never existed.

Much like how the media has treated the Hunter Biden laptop story itself.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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