Finally, a whistle blown on the media! The Oct. 2 syndicated column by Marc Thiessen, “Why is the media absolving the Bidens?’ ” is a partial fulfillment of a long-awaited hope that there would be a hint of fairness in the media’s coverage of the goings-on in Washington.
Whatever anyone thinks of the president’s phone conversation with the Ukrainian president, it has been obvious that Joe Biden’s activities in regard to the Ukraine have been at least a questionable, if not a blatant conflict-of-interest, and a shameless use of official status to enrich his son. His son, Hunter, who had no apparent expertise in the natural gas industry, nor its context in the Ukraine, was given a fortune to join the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas entity. This, along with the deal made with China (how many business executives get to fly on Air Force Two at taxpayers’ expense to strike a self-enriching deal?) should be thoroughly scrutinized by the media.
Thiessen’s column lays bare what honest Americans already knew: that the media has abandoned its responsibility to pursue the truth, and has opted for a partisan stance that looks in only one direction while ignoring the other. We have a two-tiered justice system in this country that needs to be fixed, and the media, rather than participating in it, should be the champions of its reform. All of our public officials should be held accountable, not just a targeted few.
David L. Rachoy