It's the News Corp model. They figure the revenue they generate from clicks will outweigh the possible eventual defamation suit.
There may also be Trump incentives at play too. We know his lawyers cooked up deals with tabloids in the past to suppress stories--quite feasible that they're now using the same tactics to spread them.
That said, one really needs to ask "WHAT WAS HUNTER THINKING"?
Hunter unquestionably enjoys trading on his famous dad's name for the networking benefits it brings, in the way that lots of celebrity/political kids do. (And the hypocrisy of the Rs trying make this an issue when all the Trump offspring have their snouts so firmly in the public trough, is outrageous.)
Yes, that crack pipe gag was HILARIOUS
I don't know -- I think hunter Biden taking money $$$ for a job he had 0 qualifications for is shifty. It's wrong. And wrong-er than the Trump kids. If Hunter Biden were a republican, nancy pelosi would be all over this.
I agree it's wrong, and I actually think when/if Biden gets in he should introduce reforms to stamp out this behavior on all sides.
How on earth is it worse than the Trump kids, though?
@a nonymous It is worse because they at least have a fig leaf explanation that the money they get is for 'hotel related services' and 'brand deals,' things they were doing way before T went into politics. Noone can deny that way before he got into politics, T was getting millions of dollars for putting his name on various crrrappp.
HB on the other hand has no such fig leaf explanation what so ever. There is literally nothing else he is plausibly providing EXCEPT access to his family.
@anonymous Your explanation is hilarious. So it's ok to do the exact same thing but if you call it 'hotel related services' and 'brand deals, no problem. LOL!
So true. he was involved with An international group and receiving a shocking high salary. He knew what he was peddling. and we all love Joe, and we love that Joe loves his children, and he's had so much Tragedy. and all that enters into why we don't want to "go there."
The issue is that it is not "our" decision on whether to "go there"
@anonymous You're right - it is the Deplorables' decision on whether to "go there" and how it factors into their votes.
I think calling people "Deplorables" was an HRCA unforced error. ok about the far right Supremecists But bot the standard rub If the mill Trump voters (yes they exist!) who see more to fear from the far left. and full disclosure here: I know Trump voters and some are lovely people.
We all knew that Hunter was/is sleazy and clearly traded on his connection to his father. Dems glossed over it because Biden has had so many family losses that no one wants to bring up his blind spot with his surviving child.
He has two surviving children, including daughter Ashley with Jill Biden.