After the New York Post planted an I.E.D. on the election this week, printing a tranche of messy e-mails and even messier photos allegedly retrieved from Hunter Biden’s old hard drive (which, according to the Post, had somehow fallen into the clutches of Rudy Giuliani), the D.C. press corps agonized over best practices.

Let the bores in Washington and soulless Silicon Valley worry about the ethics of reprinting oppo research, or what First Amendment implications may arise from the Twitter ban (since lifted) of the Post article. In New York media, the pictures of Hunter—tweaked out, shirtless, smooching a crack pipe, sucking down a cigarette, posing in blurry mirror shots—were hot, hot, hot.