Two things are going on simultaneously here, First, the effort to throw Hunter under the bus in order to protect Joe (and the Democrats in general). Hunter has therefore become something of a sullied “sacrificial lamb,” here.
But the second and VERY related thing is the DNC/MSM frantically trying to save the Democrats first and foremost. So, they reason, let Joe Biden be the “fall guy” for them.
And the political “hit” has already gone out on Senile Joe. THAT is why The NY Times and other MSM flying monkeys are now finally reporting on it!