Hunter, Gatherer
By: Bill O'ReillyNovember 5, 2023
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Hunter, Gatherer

A somewhat cynical person might embrace a new adage concerning the Biden's: "The family that grifts together sticks together." 

There is no question that most Americans believe members of the Biden family sold influence in order to gather millions of dollars from foreign interests. All the polls say that.

But there has been no admission or contrition from the Biden camp. And its supporters dismiss the entire thing as meaningless.

In addition, first son Hunter has now gone on the offensive.


Writing in USA Today, a media vehicle often friendly to President Biden, Hunter excoriates conservative press outlets like Fox News and the New York Post for persecuting him.

Now, as one who has been savagely and dishonestly attacked by the liberal media, I know a bit about what's going on here. So, let's give Hunter Biden a fair assessment.

He says he's proud of his recovery from substance abuse. Good. That's a positive. 

Then he says some conservatives have used his addiction to harm him. Exaggeration. Anti-Biden folks portray Hunter in negative terms, certainly, but the primary criticism is that he used his father's position as vice president to amass a fortune.

And there are other valid criticisms of Hunter, such as flying to a child custody hearing on a private jet to argue his payments should be less.

As they say, come on, man.

But Hunter Biden's main point is this sentence: "The weaponization of my addiction by partisan and craven factions represents a real threat to those desperate to get sober but are afraid of what may await them if they do."

I'm confused. Does Hunter Biden really believe folks will not stop using crack because Fox News scrutinizes him? Is that what he's saying? Sounds like he's still smoking the drug.

So, the column has its share of malarkey. And nowhere in the essay does Hunter even address the allegations of influence peddling. That's quite an omission.

Maybe USA Today will run this column to provide some perspective about Hunter's victim posturing.

What are the odds?