USA Today published a ridiculous column by Hunter Biden claiming Republicans were somehow demonizing all addicts with their investigations of his business dealings with Dad. “What troubles me is the demonization of addiction, of human frailty, using me as its avatar and the devastating consequences it has for the millions struggling with addiction,” he claimed.
Don’t investigate the Biden influence-peddling business! It will “devastate millions of addicts”! This came under the headline:
Hunter Biden: I fought to get sober. Political weaponization of my addiction hurts more than me.
My struggles and my mistakes have been fodder for a vile and sustained disinformation campaign against my father, President Joe Biden, and an all-out annihilation of my reputation.
He kept returning to his ridiculous thesis: “It is already a near-impossible decision for addicts to get sober, and the avalanche of negativity and assault of my personal privacy may only make it harder for those considering it.” He praised his family for giving him the space for “sincere redemption,” and then, as if it’s impossible to ignore, he drags in his brother Beau’s death from brain cancer in 2015: “After what I have gone through since my brother died in 2015, and the perpetual public humiliation of me, I am now certain I can survive anything (except a drink or a drug).”
Plus Adam Kinzinger smears Republicans on his liberal-media book tour. No “fact checkers” moved a mental muscle.
On NPR’s All Things Considered, Kinzinger described the conservative House Republicans as a “terrorist caucus” taking “hostages.” On CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he compared House Speaker Mike Johnson to the Taliban. On NPR’s Fresh Air, he compared the GOP to “fundamentalists” like ISIS. And everywhere, he said the Republicans were the party of authoritarianism, not democracy.
You can suggest conservatives are all authoritarians, or they represent “Jim Crow 2.0,” and the fact-checkers don’t lift a finger. This slime is considered fair game.
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