Fox News Takes the Gloves Off, Roasts CNN Over Tara Reade Coverage

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This roasting comes in the form of a hard news article, but it is a roasting nonetheless.

Fox News’ news division is finally going after CNN over their complete burying of the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden. News broke last night that blew the entire scandal wide open, as video of Tara Reade’s mother on Larry King in 1993 was unearthed.

Here’s some of the report.

CNN, which has already drawn fire for its reluctance to cover a claim of sexual assault against Joe Biden, failed to uncover its own archive footage in which his accuser’s mother called into Larry King’s old show in what some critics are calling “journalistic misconduct”.

The Intercept reported earlier that Tara Reade said her late mother once called into CNN’s “Larry King Live” to discuss her daughter’s “experience on Capitol Hill,” where the alleged encounter with Biden took place. Reade didn’t recall other information, such as the date or even year and The Intercept managed to dig up a transcript of the call, but not the video.

Tucked away among hundreds of thousands of hours of old archive footage was the long-forgotten clip which came to light Friday.

But rather than CNN’s team of investigative reporters, it was the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters, a conservative group that seeks to expose liberal bias, who exhumed the footage from its own vault.

That’s the real question. Why did CNN not find this tape first? It’s in their own archives and it was their own host’s show that this happened on. Tara Reade has cited the evidence in a previous interview but did not have the ability to go find the tape herself. CNN should have done it for her if they were a real news organization, but they aren’t, so it was up to the Media Research Center (a conservative leaning media watchdog) to do it for them.

Here’s Curtis Houck from Newsbusters saying what everyone is thinking.

“It’s truly despicable that this footage existed and yet CNN failed to do its own due diligence within its own archives,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News.

CNN didn’t even mention the tape’s newfound attention during its Friday night primetime lineup. CNN’s “Reliable Sources” newsletter didn’t think it was worth including, either.

As my colleague Sister Toldjah shared earlier, this bombshell of a revelation did not even make it into Brian Stelter’s newsletter and CNN has remained totally mum. Because whining about Fox News is obviously much more important than the mounting evidence against Joe Biden that he sexually assaulted a staffer.

CNN has largely ignored Reade’s claims, drawing criticism from media watchdogs that often contrast it with how the liberal network handled allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with hundreds of stories and countless segments. CNN finally published its first story on Reade’s claims on April 17, weeks after they were made, when correspondent MJ Lee framed the story as Democratic leaders and allies of Biden being “asked to respond to an allegation” against the 2020 Democratic frontrunner.

“Perhaps they thought doing the bare minimum with help from the horribly biased MJ Lee would have done the trick and made the concerns about their on-air silence go away,” Houck said. “Now they’ve poured gasoline on the fire. Once again, we see a case of how the worst kind of media bias is the bias that you don’t see, or bias by omission.”

The double standards here are just astonishing. CNN wrote 700 articles about Brett Kavanaugh. They’ve currently written a single article about Tara Reade and it was framed as how Democrats are “grappling” with the revelations. This is the same network that put E. Jean Carrol on air the very day she made her extremely specious allegations against Trump last year (Carrol would go on to make a variety of insane comments).

Joe Biden is going to be protected by the media, who haven’t asked him a single question about the allegations, but he can’t run from this. This isn’t the 1980s anymore. The internet has made it so you can’t hide from information anymore, no matter how much CNN tries to bury it.