Liberal comedian Jon Stewart said that Hunter Biden’s position on the board of a Ukrainian gas company due to his father’s former role as vice president was “corrupt on its face.”
On the latest episode of his “The Problem with Jon Stewart” podcast, the titular host and British journalist Gabriel Gatehouse talked about how the Hunter Biden laptop story was ignored by the mainstream media and dismissed by social media as disinformation, when the New York Post broke the story in 2020.
Gatehouse admitted that he made a “big mistake” by ignoring what he thought was “another conspiracy theory” being pushed by QAnon.
“Turned out that not only was it real, but the FBI had the bloody laptop all this time,” he asserted, noting that it took the “establishment media” almost “two years to go through the laptop as you expect they would do for some serious journalism.”
He was surprised that when the laptop was finally verified to belong to the President’s son, the media didn’t acknowledge that they “suppressed a story three weeks out from an election,” and went about “business as usual.”
Stewart said he didn’t want to “excuse the media,” but pondered if the laptop story was ignored as “the consequences of the boy who cried wolf” because it was touted by QAnon.
“If you’re firing off conspiracies constantly, eventually you’re going to say, ‘this is probably another bulls–t lead, I don’t have time for it ten days before an election.'”
Gatehouse blamed former Trump administration strategist, Steve Bannon, for infamously telling Bloomberg reporter Michael Lewis that “The Democrats don’t matter. The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with s–t,” in 2018.
“The laptop made its way into the media via Steve Bannon,” he remarked. “So kind of — I assumed this was Steve Bannon flooding the zone with shit. And that’s why I ignored it.”
The former “Daily Show” host countered that even if Americans believed the laptop story was real, that they could have brushed off Hunter’s email to business partners involving in a deal with CEFC China Energy Co that proposed a 10% cut for “the big guy,” as “circumstantial at best.”
“But as far as… Hunter Biden being on the board of [Burisma], to me that’s corruption straight up off the bat,” he commented.
Gatehouse and Stewart joked that all Ukranian and US gas companies are corrupt.
“I’m not surprised. It’s that it’s corrupt on its face,” the comedian continued. “I don’t need a laptop with like a hint of circumstantial evidence. Now tying Joe Biden to it, yeah that’s gonna take some digging, and if it’s real, you know, that’s a thing.”
Stewart insisted that a government official’s family “trying to buy influence” was more disturbing than “any secret laptop.”
“The idea that nepotism would allow much larger amounts of money to flow into the hands of people unqualified to be in the positions that they’ve been accepted because you think those countries are trying to buy influence,” he concluded. “Yeah. Welcome to the f–king world, And I think I think it’s a huge problem on its face.”
Stewart recently confronted Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich over his refusal to admit that the the 2020 Presidential Election in his state was “not fraudulent and not stolen” from Trump.
Brnovich told the Apple+ series star that there were “millions of people” across the country who still believe the election was fraudulent.
“There’s people that believe in angels, but that doesn’t mean you launch an investigation that angels changed ballots,” Stewart hit back.