Media Misconduct Inspired the Making of ‘My Son Hunter’: Film Director

By Hannah Ng
Hannah Ng
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Hannah Ng is a reporter covering U.S. and China news. She holds a master's degree in international and development economics from the University of Applied Science Berlin.
and Steve Lance
Steve Lance
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Steve Lance is the host of Capitol Report, a political news show based in Washington aimed at providing a direct channel to the voices and people who shape policy in America. Capitol Report features all of the political news of the day with expert interviews and analysis.
September 9, 2022 Updated: September 9, 2022

The story surrounding the Hunter Biden laptop recently regained the spotlight after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social platform reduced the reach of related posts in the leadup to the 2020 presidential election, following advice from the FBI.

The laptop of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, became the subject of multiple media reports in October 2020 after the New York Post first broke the story.

According to the reports, content found on the laptop showed Joe Biden’s as well as his brother James’s and son Hunter’s involvement in various overseas business ventures in countries such as Ukraine, Russia, China, and other countries—including during the time Joe Biden was vice president during the Obama administration—and showed payments received in connection with their involvement. The laptop also contains other pornographic and illicit data.

The reporting was heavily suppressed by corporate media and Big Tech.

The media misconduct prompted the production of the film “My Son Hunter,” according to its director Robert Davi.

“The American people, and myself included, are watching now this unfolding of the laptop story of Hunter Biden. And the deliberate squelching or squashing of that story by the media [and] now we find out law enforcement … that frustration of not telling the story was brewing inside me,” Davi said in an interview with the “Capitol Report” program on NTD News, The Epoch Times’ sister media.

“This film came along to me from the Unreported Story Society … and I wanted to tell the story,” he added.

As the film marks Breitbart News’s first major venture into the film distribution area, its editor-in-chief, Alex Marlow listed a number of reasons why they chose to go with this work.

Truthful

Marlow said Davi is a “rare case of someone who has been [an] open conservative for decades and has still had a big career in Hollywood.”

Marlow said Davi’s talent brought the film to a professional level.

“This is glossy, this is Hollywood, and this is the type of stuff that people come to associate with going to the movies,” Marlow said in the same interview.

He added that the historical context of the film features is meaningful.

“[It] details Hunter’s life, Joe Biden’s life, the Biden family, the highlights or lowlights of their apparent corruption,” he added.

“It’s very much rooted in the truth.

“The artistic liberties that are taken really do enhance the story, they make it come to life as the exact type of historical fiction that you would want to see on screen,” Marlow said.

“It’s a perfect use of the medium. And that’s why we think that we want to get the biggest audience possible,” he added.

Hilarious

The film is also very entertaining to watch, Marlow opined.

“It was also laugh-out-loud hilarious, it was uproariously funny,” he said.

“The literal quotes, the things that have happened in Hunter Biden’s life are truly stranger than fiction. And that comes out so clearly in the film.”

Davi chimed in, quoting Andrew Breitbart, the late founder of Breitbart News, “Politics is downstream from culture.”

“For the most part, conservative filmmaking tends to be an echo chamber and misses something culturally,” David said.

“So I wanted to be able to tell this story, and direct it … it’s about a relationship with a father and son,” he added.

Hannah Ng
Reporter
Hannah Ng is a reporter covering U.S. and China news. She holds a master's degree in international and development economics from the University of Applied Science Berlin.
Steve Lance
Steve Lance is the host of Capitol Report, a political news show based in Washington aimed at providing a direct channel to the voices and people who shape policy in America. Capitol Report features all of the political news of the day with expert interviews and analysis.