Shoe Leather Nowhere in Sight at New York Times

Hunter Story Aims for the Messenger, Ignores the Message

I am as skeptical as the next guy about ostensibly incriminating, last-minute presidential campaign stories, whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden is being the one indicted. But skepticism doesn’t alleviate the responsibility of a newspaper like the New York Times to do a respectable job vetting a story like the New York Post’s maybe-revelation, maybe disinformation story, about Hunter Biden’s hard drive. The Post story, coming a couple weeks before the 2020 election, presented the possibility that Hunter’s computer hard drive…