Next up; the brouhaha about how Twitter and, indeed, major media outlets more generally molded the news to suit their political purposes. As you are presumably aware, Matt Taibbi at the behest of Elon Musk has published a series of tweets on how Twitter did its best to quash the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop. I don’t think that Twitter’s actions are that big a story and I don’t think that Matt Taibbi’s tweets are that shameful.
IMO you should recognize that Joe Biden has been engaged in influence peddling for decades. Politicians in high office no longer think that all sorts of corrupt activities are abuses of power any more. My sense is that they think they’re perks of the office. Pay to play in all forms, insider trading, probably even including outright bribery.
Just for the record I think that once a politician has reached a high enough office, he or she is all but unquestionably corrupt. I think the same of CEOs of big companies. In other words I think that Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Jamie Dimon, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett—all corrupt.
And the state of journalism is pathetic. I think the piece I linked to a week or so ago called it right. Media outlets are publishing what their target audiences want to hear rather than the news.