The mainstream and social media are no longer even attempting to pretend to be fair and balanced. What we have witnessed the last few days ought to scare the bejeezus out of all First Amendment-loving Americans.

New and potentially devastating allegations of corruption and criminal activity on the part of Democrat presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter have appeared in the New York Post and are ignored by much of the traditional press. The reports provide evidence to support longstanding allegations of corruption against Biden and members of his family but are simply dismissed. Why is that?

If the allegations are proven to be true, Joe Biden may well have been the most corrupt Vice President in the history of this nation.

Biden and his son stand accused of selling access to the communist Chinese. He also admits to having threatened to withhold U.S. aid to the government of Ukraine to influence a criminal corruption investigation involving a company that paid Hunter millions of dollars to influence U.S. policy. The media has no issue with this. Why are they refusing to investigate?

Biden appeared live on ABC last night for a Town Hall and was not asked to comment on the allegations by moderator George Stephanopoulos. Not one question. Why not? Can ABC be more obvious about its intent to provide shade for Biden?

Once the American people understood just how corrupt the mainstream media had become, they turned to social media to learn and share information. But now social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are just as corrupt and regularly block the free flow of information.

Americans need to ask themselves why it is that the media, both mainstream and social, are so desperately trying to prevent them from learning the truth? Is it as simple as Trump Derangement Syndrome or is there something more sinister in play here? Whatever it is, it is dangerous for the future of this country.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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