“The mainstream media is terrified of asking Joe Biden any question whatsoever about The New York Post’s articles on his son Hunter’s alleged laptop, reportedly containing emails detrimental to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Monday.
What’s more, “Big Tech” social media like Facebook and Twitter are censoring those news organizations who do dare to report on the story, Sen. Cruz said in a press conference call hosted by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell.
By censoring The New York Post’s stories involving the son of a Democrat presidential candidate, Big Tech’s censorship and bias have reached unprecedented levels, Sen. Cruz said:
“The problem of Big Tech censorship and political bias has been a problem that has been steadily increasing for several years now.
“Last week, it took a major escalation and Big Tech crossed a Rubicon that they had not previously even dreamed of crossing.
“Last week, we had – in a period of 24 hours – The New York Post break two blockbuster stories. The first was, what was reported to be email evidence of corruption between Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian oligarchs.
“Less than 24 hours later, The New York Post broke a second story, of what reported to be email evidence of corruption between Vice President Joe Biden directly and communist China – and, in particular, an offer of millions of dollars directed to Joe Biden himself to engage in joint business ventures with communist China.”
Typically, media would follow-up on these stories and demand answers from those involved, Cruz said. But, since the Bidens are the subjects of the reporting, the mainstream media are terrified of asking questions and Big Tech is actually censoring the reporters who do, Cruz said:
“In any ordinary political cycle, either one of these stories alone would immediately demand follow-up questions, would demand that the campaign and the candidate facing serious evidence of corruption address the details and specifics.
“Instead, we’ve seen something truly astonishing: the mainstream media is terrified of asking Joe Biden any question, whatsoever. The Biden campaign hasn’t even dignified these stories with cursory denials, because they know the media will roll over like lapdogs, rather than investigate and report on facts.
“And, Big Tech made the extraordinary decision to censor the American media.
“If an individual used or attempted to tweet a link to either article, that link was blocked. If a user attempted to post either article on Facebook, that link was blocked. And, Twitter went so far as to directly block The New York Post, itself, from posting on social media its own stories.”
“To the best of my knowledge, this marks the first time Big Tech has ever directly tried to censor major media companies.”
“The New York Post has the fourth-highest circulation of any newspaper in America. Not only that, but Twitter blocked a reporter from Politico, another major media outlet, for daring to tweet on the topic.”