Have you noticed that while Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual assault have been out there for weeks, not only has there been very limited, downplaying coverage from mainstream media, but no media person has actually questioned Joe Biden about the allegations?
All we’ve gotten is a campaign staff denial.
Biden has been interviewed multiple times by CNN, MSNBC, and other outlets with Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos, and Anderson Cooper (twice) as Biden has tried to seem relevant. But no one has asked him about Reade.
The woman behind the allegations has noticed, and how different the media’s reaction has been to her versus allegations against Brett Kavanaugh or Donald Trump.
From Fox News:
“I think it’s shocking that this much time has passed and that he is an actual nominee for president and they’re not asking the questions,” Reade told Fox News. “He’s been on ‘Anderson Cooper’ at least twice where he was not asked.”
“I guess my question is, if this were Donald Trump, would they treat it the same way? If this were Brett Kavanaugh, did they treat it the same way?” Reade said. “In other words, it’s politics and political agenda playing a role in objective reporting and asking the question.”
She thinks they just don’t want to ask him.
“There are two things happening at once. [Biden] is not making himself accessible to be asked the question. And when he does make himself accessible, they are not asking, those anchors. And so that tells there may be a political agenda behind that and that’s gross. … I’m a survivor and I would like the question asked.”
Reade said her opinions of some journalists and media outlets have shifted in recent weeks based on their coverage of her claim.
“I really would look to [Cooper] for answers and I would never do that again. I’ve lost total respect,” Reade said, adding that “as a civilian,” it’s difficult to know “what news source to trust” since shows like Cooper’s have a “blatant bias.”
She’s figured out that they don’t care about the truth, it’s all about the narrative.
Fox tried to get a statement from the Biden campaign and they just responded, referring back to their pro forma statement from earlier in the month. CNN didn’t respond to their requests for an answer. Pretty much proving her point.
Reade told the Daily Caller the treatment was “inexcusable.” “I’m sorry that I’m politically inconvenient but my perpetrator was Joe Biden. And people need to deal with it,” she exclaimed.
She again pointed out the difference to the coverage with Kavanaugh and the “hundreds of stories” covering that. “My question is: why? Are they being told not to by the campaign?” she said.
Given NY Time’s editor Dean Baquet’s admission that they changed an article after the campaign asked, that’s a good question.
She said while the outlets that have covered it have probed her, they haven’t pushed Biden to answer anything, just accepting the campaign denial.
“Their campaign didn’t have their hands up my skirt,” Reade explained. “Their campaign didn’t have their hands underneath my clothes and then arrange for me to be fired.”
She said ABC’s Sasha Pezenik interviewed her, but has sat on the story. “When I’ve asked her, she basically just says her producer’s not interested right now.”
“Joe Biden is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” she adds. “He’s championing supposedly women’s rights but in his personal life that is not the way he’s conducted himself.” [….]
“I will never be part of the Democratic Party again,” she told the DCNF.
“I’m not voting in a national election,” Reade added. “There is no democracy for me. I think, in my case, that democracy died in that corridor in 1993.”