I’ve been under the weather recently, and haven’t had the energy to produce my usual volume of bilge for this dive. But I have kept track of the news, as far as possible, and the most recent developments in the Biden corruption scandal compel me to draw my Gentle Readers’ attention to an important pattern in human deceit. Baldly, it’s this:
The “big tell” is not angry denials.
It’s a refusal to speak at all.
If you want to know when a prominent party accused of wrongdoing has effectively confessed, it’s not when he’s most enraged by the accusations and passionate in his denials; it’s when he refuses to address the subject – in extreme cases, when he seeks to silence anyone who addresses the subject.
Just now, the “Burisma scandal” emails purported to be to and from Hunter Biden are “front page above the fold” news for sincere journalists. The associated story about the FBI having been in possession of those emails for more than a year while not investigating the tale they seem to tell is merely extra glare thrown onto this sordid episode in American foreign policy. But Google, Facebook, and Twitter, the most powerful companies in the world of digital communications, are struggling to suppress the story.
It gets better still: When Tucker Carlson introduced a new batch from that trove of emails on last night’s show, Twitter shut down completely.
Have a few links:
- The New York Post’s original, suppressed story about the emails.
- The Biden family’s “profit sharing plan.”
- There’s a video of Hunter Biden you’ll want to see (but if the reports are accurate, you’ll wish you hadn’t).
- Tucker Carlson spills the really big beans.
- Twitter shuts down.
And what has the Biden family’s response been? Silence. They can’t outrightly deny it all because they have no idea whether they’ve seen everything. The critical, nail-it-to-the-wall item of evidence might not yet have been reported on. Should the Bidens issue blanket denials and then be confronted with something that makes the evidence of their massive corruption irrefutable, the damage would be thermonuclear.