For the left-wing media outlets that sought to hide the debauchery of first son Hunter Biden and the likelihood his dad, President Joe Biden, was in on his dirty business deals ahead of the 2020 election, that has had significant negative implications on their credibility.
A new survey reveals a stunning number of Americans believe the media’s deceitful conduct altered the outcome, with nearly 8-in-10 saying former President Donald Trump would have won otherwise.
The findings come for the latest Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP) polling, as reported by Newsmax.
“Terming the laptop ‘disinformation’ by the FBI, Intelligence Community, Congress, and the Biden campaign, along with Big Tech, impacted voters,” TIPP President Raghavan Mayur said. “A significant majority — 78% — believe that access to the correct information could have been critical to their decision at the polls.”
During a debate with Trump, Biden spread the disinformation lie by pointing to a letter signed by 51 current and former intelligence community officials who claimed — without ever having seen the laptop or copies of its hard drive — that it ‘likely’ was “Russian” misinformation:
And, this week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told “The Joe Rogan Experience” that his Meta platforms throttled down the reach of the laptop story after getting a visit and a warning from the FBI about Russian disinformation.
“The names have changed, but the allegations are the same, that these FBI agents were attempting to influence the outcome of the 2020 election by suppressing derogatory information about Hunter Biden and potentially Joe Biden,” former National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said this week.
“It is the FBI that is the primary domestic authority for investigating and leading to the prosecution of election influence and election interference. It’s really a problem when the agency that is responsible for investigating those things is engaged in those things,” he added.
The TIPP survey also found that 74 percent of respondents are convinced the FBI and U.S. intelligence community deliberately misled the American people by suggesting that the laptop was Russian disinfo aimed at harming Biden’s candidacy. Now, however, the polling firm said that a large majority of Americans believe the laptop’s contents are genuine, with just 11 percent buying Joe Biden’s lame explanation.
In addition, 51 percent gave the media grades of D and F for refusing to cover the story in the lead-up to the election accurately after the New York Post initially reported on some of its contents.
“More than two-thirds of Democrats polled (71%) say they would have changed their vote if they had been told the truth on the laptop before the election. And 47% overall would have changed their vote, according to the poll,” Newsmax reported, citing the survey’s results.
The poll also found that 81 percent of Americans support a special counsel investigation into the laptop.
Prior to the election, Ratcliffe tried to push back on Biden campaign backers who were claiming there was Russian disinformation on the laptop, including Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who called the story “a smear on Joe Biden [that] comes from the Kremlin.”
“I very clearly came out and said, ‘Look, Adam Schiff is making this information up. There is no Russian disinformation involved here. It is Hunter Biden’s laptop, and the investigation is real,'” Ratcliffe said. “And that has proven to be true.”