What Standard of Proof for Hunter Biden’s Laptop?


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Remember the dossier? Many journalists (not to mention the FBI) worked hard to confirm its allegations against Donald Trump. They failed miserably. But even then, some Democrats, and their allies in the press, refused to admit the dossier was BS. Instead, they argued that since it had not been proven untrue, it must be true. With that in mind, what standard of proof should apply to the Hunter Biden story? One thing is certain: Republicans and conservatives should not fall into the "not proven untrue" trap. It's the wrong standard to apply to serious allegations. Instead, media organizations should be working to confirm the details of the Hunter Biden emails. If they succeed, they've got a big story. If they fail, they can report that the story could not be confirmed. It's a very simple approach -- too bad many news organizations are not following it.

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