Yes…, “CNN is missing in action on Biden assault accuser Tara Reade’s story.”
And they’re not the only media outlet missing in action.
The rest of the fake news media is choosing to turn its back on this story as well.
According to Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News, “It has been nearly three weeks [over three weeks now] 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.”
That, folks, is what we call propaganda by omission…, as well as “selective outrage.”
“In addition, in seven televised interviews [Creepy Joe] 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.”
Never asked about it.
“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 and NBC News issued their own reports later that day.”
“NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck blasted the ‘slowness’ of the media’s reporting on Reade’s allegation and insisted that the timing of the recent reports was suspect.”
‘“The liberal media’s slowness has provided a whole new meaning to the term [dragged in] “kicking and screaming,” because that’s exactly how the press have approached Reade’s story. Not only have they deceptively tried to sneak this in to coincide with Easter, but they’ve displayed shameful skepticism and even disgust when evaluating her,’ Houck told Fox News. ‘Most disturbingly, the Times chose to allow the Biden campaign to edit their story, and it illustrated the depths to which the press will go to show that Biden is no Brett Kavanaugh.’”
Quite different as to how the fake news media, the democrats, and liberals everywhere treated Kavanaugh accusers Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.
Yes, quite different, like completely different.
Where is the daily, and non-stop, media outrage?
Where are the daily protests in front of The Supreme Court?
Where is the concern for women’s voices to be heard?
Do you remember the “#METOO” movement?
Well, that movement has become the #METOO (only if my accusations do not pose any harm to the current liberal narrative and/or democrat candidates).
My last comment isn’t intended to be funny. I’m only dragging the democrat’s blatant hypocrisy out into the sunlight for all to see, and stating what should be the obvious.
Can anyone, who is at least a little fair-minded, not recognize and acknowledge this?
“The Times raised eyebrows on Sunday after it deleted a tweet and tweaked its report about the 1993 accusation made by former Biden staffer Tara Reade, which originally read, ‘No other allegation about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation. The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.’”
Some people may say, “All the way back in 1993…, that’s 27 years ago!”
But please let me remind you that Kavanaugh’s accusers dated all the way back to when he was in high school and college!
Creepy Joe Biden was a U.S. Senator, for 20 years already, at the time of Reade’s accusations.
“No correction or editor’s note was made in the report, but the Times later explained the deleted tweet, saying, ‘We’ve deleted a tweet in this thread that had some imprecise language that has been changed in the story.’”
“Imprecise language,” huh?
I haven’t heard that exact terminology before.
I’ll have to ad that to my “liberal dictionary!”
“Imprecise language” is that wording which has not been sufficiently spun, so as to put a liberal or a liberal narrative in the most advantageous and positive light.
“Dean Baquet, the Times’ executive editor, suggested on Monday that the change was influenced by the Biden campaign.”
‘“Even though a lot of us, including me, had looked at it before the story went into the paper, I think that the campaign thought that the phrasing was awkward and made it look like there were other instances in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct, and that’s not what the sentence was intended to say,’ Baquet said.”
And, of course, Dean, you give President Trump the opportunity to correct phrasing that is “awkward” when you report about him or his administration, don’t you?
That’s a rhetorical question, Mr. Baquet…, don’t sweat the answer.
“Actress Rose McGowan, one of the sexual assault victims of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, took aim at the Post over its report on Reade.”
‘“This is not journalism, this is an agenda. This is a hit piece. You’ve sunk to a new low in slanted journalism and victim shaming @WashingtonPost,’ McGowan tweeted.”
‘“As a survivor, the way you launched into this woman’s assault is truly vile,’ McGowan added. ‘Your motto is “Democracy Dies in Darkness” well I guess it’s dead because you are dark. Evil lives and it loves the DNC.
Good for you Rose McGowan!
I haven’t agreed with some of your stances in the past, but congratulations on nailing this one right on the head and recognizing this whole situation for what it is…, a liberal propaganda, hypocritical, mess.
“Meanwhile, despite the partial dam that broke within the mainstream media, CNN and CBS News have yet to offer any [ANY] coverage of the story both on-air and online, according to searches of their telecasts and Internet archives.”
“McHugh, who broke the story on Reade’s filed criminal complaint against Biden, was formerly the producer at NBC News who teamed with Ronan Farrow to break the Harvey Weinstein scandal in 2017, which was ultimately killed by the network.”
‘“After interviewing Tara on multiple occasions, I interviewed two of the people she told back in 1993 — her friend and her younger brother. I found them both extremely credible and they corroborated her story to me. So when Tara filed a criminal complaint, and told me she was willing to go under oath, it was clear her claims needed to be reported. Simple as that,’ McHugh told Fox News.”
“Reade initially stepped forward last year, when multiple women emerged claiming inappropriate touching by Biden. Reade, at the time, claimed Biden put his hands on her shoulders and rubbed his fingers up and down her neck, but the story got no traction aside from an article in a local newspaper.”
“In late-March, Reade told a far more graphic account, with different and more serious details, raising the allegation to the level of sexual assault.”
“Reade’s story first resurfaced in an article in The Intercept. Podcast host Katie Halper then interviewed Reade, who said that in 1993, a more senior member of Biden’s staff asked her to bring the then-senator his gym bag near the Capitol building, which led to the encounter in question.”
‘“He greeted me, he remembered my name, and then we were alone. It was the strangest thing,’ Reade told Halper. ‘There was no like, exchange really. He just had me up against the wall.’”
“Reade said she tried to share her story last year, but nobody listened to her. This past Thursday, she filed a criminal complaint against Biden with police in Washington, D.C.”
“The Biden campaign vehemently denied Reade’s allegation.”
Like they always do…, lie, lie, lie, deny, deny, deny.
‘“Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false,’ Kate Bedingfield, the deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden campaign, said in a statement to Fox News.”
Just empty words, Kate…, just empty words.
Howard Kurtz of Fox News adds, “The woman who says Joe Biden sexually assaulted her a quarter century ago certainly has some weaknesses and discrepancies in her account. But Tara Reade has more corroboration for her claim than Christine Blasey Ford did when she made her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh in the fall of 2018. And yet the differences in the way the media treated both cases are stark, raising unmistakable questions of a double standard.”
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just endorsed Biden, but said of the allegations at a public forum: ‘I think it’s legitimate to talk about these things. And if we want, if we, again, want to have integrity, you can’t say, you know — both believe women, support all of this, until it inconveniences you, until it inconveniences us.’”
That’s my girl, AOC!
Our politics are definitely world’s apart, but as I have stated in the past, you do display some integrity from time to time, which is a redeeming quality many of your fellow democrats lack.
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