Skip to comments.CNN missing in action on Biden assault accuser Tara Reade's story
Posted on 04/14/2020 8:36:41 AM PDT by jazusamo
It has been nearly three weeks since former congressional staffer Tara Reade spoke out about her 1993 sexual assault accusation against former Vice President Joe Biden, but it wasn't until Easter Sunday that it began receiving any attention from the mainstream media.
And if you only watch CNN, you still haven't heard about it.
For 18 days, as the coronavirus outbreak dominated the news cycle, Reade's claim was not covered by the biggest media outlets following her March 25 interview with progressive podcast host Katie Halper. CNN, MSNBC and the three broadcast networks did not offer any on-air coverage or articles on their websites about the alleged assault. The New York Times and The Washington Post, two papers that dedicated extensive reporting to sex assault allegations made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, were also mum on the matter.
In addition, in seven televised interviews Biden has done since Reade came forward with her allegation, he was never asked about it. This includes three interviews on MSNBC, two appearances on CNN and appearances on the Sunday morning news shows on ABC and NBC. Prominent anchors like Anderson Cooper, Chuck Todd and George Stephanopoulos never questioned the presumptive Democratic nominee, instead focusing on the pandemic and President Trump's handling of the crisis.
The absence of reporting from these outlets was notable enough for the satirical news site The Onion to address, mocking the Times on Thursday with the headline: "'New York Times' Pledges To Cover Biden Sexual Assault Allegations in Upcoming Crossword."
The tides began to shift following Rich McHugh's report in Business Insider on Friday that Reade had filed a criminal complaint against Biden. The New York Times ran its first report about the allegation on Sunday morning as millions of Americans were observing Easter. The Washington Post...
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Yep, big time hypocrites.
Believe the women, unless they accuse a Democrat.
I’ve figure out that the MSM’s main propaganda tool is simply pretending things are happening.
And hyping the events that fit agendas.
Sure, they also outright lie, like CBS’s use of footage from Italian hospitals and claiming it is in the USA.
But mainly they just remain silent when it doesn’t fit their agenda.
It amazes me how the truth still gets out.
are = aren’t.
Whats Dopey Joes Apgar today? Jill records it every morning.
This mean the media like CNN are leftist biased hypocrites who shape the news for their own prejudiced viewpoints. Gosh./s
If you expected that CNN would cover ANYTHING against a democrat.....you must be in a coma.
Yes, they’re dusting off the old legal maxims at the bottom of the closet under an inch of dust:
“Innocent unless proven guilty.” “Corroborating evidence and testimony must back up a serious accusation.”
Lost during the Kavanaugh days.
Our side should hypnotize a woman like Blasey-Ford and have her say “Now I remember that I witnessed the assault on the woman by Biden and tried to suppress my memory.”
Now you did it! You ruined my late breakfast.
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I actually saw this attack take place.
I don’t remember what year it was.
I don’t remember where it happened.
Many other witnesses were there but they maybe forgot or something.
I told my best friend all about it but she forgot or something.
It’s true. I swear to it.
Biden+Tara Reade, 2020?
CNN is going to rush you onto breaking news every hour for days——not. Sorry, doesn’t fit the leftist agenda.
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