Daily Beast issues apology to laptop repairman amid lawsuit after claiming Hunter Biden's laptop was 'stolen'


The Daily Beast issued an apology to the laptop repairman who first obtained Hunter Biden's computer after the liberal blog erroneously alleged the device was "stolen."

John Paul Mac Isaac was swept up in the New York Post's bombshell reporting in October 2020 that shed light on the shady business dealings overseas of the son of then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the Delaware laptop repair shop owner came forward with Hunter Biden's laptop after being alarmed by its content in 2019.

However, a report published by The Daily Beast in December 2020, after it became public knowledge that Hunter Biden was the subject of a federal criminal investigation over his finances, alleged the laptop was "stolen."

That was until Wednesday when the left-wing outlet updated its report with an "Editor's note."

"An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Hunter Biden's laptop as ‘stolen.’ We have removed that word, and we apologize to Mr. Mac Isaac for the error," the Beast wrote.

The apology came as Mac Isaac launched a defamation lawsuit against the Daily Beast as well as CNN, Politico and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., over how they portrayed him while pushing the narrative during the 2020 presidential election that the content from Hunter Biden's laptop was the product of Russian disinformation.

The suit alleges what was said by the media outlets and the top Democratic lawmaker led Mac Isaac to close his Wilmington business.

It is unclear if the apology is tied to any resolution to Mac Isaac's suit against the Daily Beast. A spokesperson for the Daily Beast did not directly respond to Fox News' inquiry regarding the status of its legal battle. Fox News also reached out to Mac Isaac for comment.

The vast majority of the legacy media widely dismissed the Hunter Biden scandal in 2020, many of them peddling the false narrative that it was generated from Russia.

However, news outlets have slowly begun legitimizing the laptop during Joe Biden's presidency.

Politico was the first to offer credence to emails found on the infamous laptop, citing reporting from correspondent Ben Schreckinger's book about the Biden family.

"A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden. The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, ‘10 held by H for the big guy... (Read more)

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