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Talk about steering into the skid. The Daily Mail reports that Hunter Biden will be guest teaching a class on “fake news” at Tulane University this fall.
According to a syllabus obtained by the organization, the course is titled Media Polarization and Public Policy Impacts and the description states,
“America’s rapidly advancing partisan divide is fueled substantially by the growing political polarization increasingly evident in our news media. This course will explore the current state of the media landscape in the United States and how media polarization, fake news, and the economics of the news business impact public policymaking in Washington, D.C.”
The course is aimed at students who are “interested in media relations and policy.”
Hunter Biden is about as qualified to lecture on this subject as he is qualified to sit on the board of Burisma. He’s never worked as a journalist or in media of any kind, unless you count the thousands of pornographic pictures on his laptop as “media.” But we all know that in progressive propagandist enterprises, qualification is meaningless.
How incredibly hilarious is this, considering the fake news media engaged in blatant narrative manipulation through fake news articles and denial pieces in order to cover for Hunter Biden and then-candidate Joe Biden in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
I’m curious. Will Professor Hunter just have a slideshow presentation of all the fake news articles that the fake news media wrote while meticulously avoiding and denying the actual news stories about his business interests in Ukraine and China, his incredibly revealing laptop, and other majorly important stories? Like, “Here’s where CNN wrote an article about such-and-such to distract the public just as news broke about my laptop being found with incriminating evidence. And here’s where the New York Times and WaPo ran stories discrediting questions about me being on the Burisma board. And here’s where fact-checkers meticulously censored every mention of my father exerting his political influence in order to get a certain high-profile attorney fired after he launched an investigation into some of my business dealings. And here’s where…”
But come to think of it, maybe he’s qualified in this particular subject due to the fact that all the fake news that was generated in an effort to protect Hunter and his father before the election did, in fact, affect policy in the United States. It influenced the entire election and thus influenced policy for the next four years.
There’s definitely plenty of fake news material that he could use in his lecture. And what better course for budding journalists than a step-by-step guide to how fake news can influence politics in the United States.