- The Washington Times - Monday, October 19, 2020

You know the best evidence on the internet these days that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is the head of a family crime syndicate using American diplomacy with foreign adversaries in order to stockpile millions of dollars for his own personal coffers?

The hashtag currently “trending” on Twitter right now is “#TrumpIsCompromised.”

The surest takeaway from the past four years in politics is that whatever crimes people accuse President Trump of committing are, in fact, being committed by the accusers themselves.

It is no secret that the “social media” giants are openly interfering in this year’s American election. But this latest hysteria goes far beyond unfairness to the point of blatant dishonesty.

While Twitter and Facebook shamelessly black out any mention of Hunter Biden’s dark, sad, lurid — yet shockingly revealing — abandoned laptop, they are at the same time peddling truly unfounded slop accusing Mr. Trump of selling his administration to enemies abroad.

Twitter’s newest evidence? The Trump administration is selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Good grief.

Yes, that would be the same Saudi Arabia to which presidents of both parties going back decades have sold billions and billions of dollars worth of weapons. But when all your fantastical claims of Donald Trump being compromised by the Russians and the Ukrainians fall apart, you have to invent something new.

No matter how ridiculous.

And the very same “social media” giants who refuse to allow real news from the mysteriously orphaned Biden laptop will happily sling the Trump slime far and wide.

After all, their sudden reluctance to peddle “hacked” or “stolen” information on Joe Biden did not cause them so much as a hiccup when it came to Mr. Trump’s purported tax returns. Or a secretly recorded phone call with first lady Melania Trump. Or the miles of security breaches out of the federal government.

Or the spectacularly debunked anti-Trump fairy tale called the “Steele Dossier.”

Truth is, the questions raised about the Biden family’s international influence peddling scam raises truly startling questions about a guy who has been lurking around the highest echelons of power in Washington for 47 years. The references to cutting “the big guy” into the money deal is enough to make Bill and Hillary Clinton blush.

But the massive coverup by the media is also damning. And very well may backfire on Mr. Biden.

In this modern media age, information almost always finds the light.

It is so comically fitting that the most enduring image of the Joe Biden for President campaign would be a picture of Joe Biden, wearing aviator glasses to cover his eyes and a surgical mask to cover his face while refusing to answer any questions.

Wait and find out after the election, he tells us.

This is not to say that Mr. Biden cannot win this election. He certainly can.

Any operation this sprawling and brazenly corrupt will stop at nothing to defeat an outsider vowing to clean house.

Mr. Trump may be the actual incumbent in this race. But with an opponent like Mr. Biden, anybody is an outsider.

• Charles Hurt is opinion editor of The Washington Times. He can be reached at churt@washingtontimes.com or @charleshurt on Twitter.

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