The Daily Caller put it simply, that “56-year-old [Tara] Reade had previously told The Intercept that her mother called into “Larry King Live” on CNN regarding [Joe] Biden’s alleged assault. A transcript obtained by The Intercept, as well as a video uncovered by the Media Research Center, show that someone from her mother’s city did indeed call into CNN in 1993 and asked for advice about her daughter’s problems with a “prominent senator.”
“I just heard audio, my mother died and hearing her voice made me cry.” recalled Reade as quoted in the above-referenced Daily Caller article. “She was such a good mom and always watching out for me even now,” The video proves, she said, “that I was forced out and wanted to come forward in 1993.”
While I don’t agree the video necessarily proves her allegations against Biden, it makes them far more credible than the ones levied against Judges Roy Moore and Brett Kavanaugh, in 2017 and 2018 respectively; allegations which were deemed not only credible by the mainstream media, but undeniably true, simply because, well, “believe all women.”
But now that the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democrat Party is the subject of an accusation, the media has not only questioned the accuser’s credibility, (even though she’s a woman), they’ve so far not even covered this latest update to the story.
A cursory look at the front web pages of CNN, the New York Times and Washington Post, reveals that none of those outlets have yet touched this story, even if it’s been out since yesterday. If you type in ‘Biden’ in their respective search bars, all you’ll get of Biden accusations, are ‘Biden accuses Trump of trying to delay the election’ stories. Absolutely nothing on the Larry King tape.
And while the New York Times has a podcast called The “Argument”, hosted by columnists, Frank Bruni, Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg, addressing Reade’s Biden accusation, (dated April 16), it isn’t to do with this latest update.
What is intriguing about that podcast though, is the contrast in attitude to Biden’s accuser as opposed to accusers of Republican political candidates. This from the podcast’s transcript which can be found on the New York Times’ website.
Michelle Goldberg begins: “He said she said is one thing. And he said she said she said she said she said is another.” I presume that like me, you didn’t get the logic in that. But Goldberg goes on to explain after being teed off by this long-winded Frank Bruni question: “There has been a lot of attention this week to a former Senate aide named Tara Reade who has accused Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993. She charges that Biden pinned her to a wall in the Senate building and reached under her clothing. The Biden campaign says the allegation is false. Michelle, you wrote about this recently. What’s your take?”
Michelle: “I mean, in some ways my take is a muddle, right, because I come away from the whole thing with just a lot of doubt and confusion.”
What! What about ‘believe all women’? Reade is a woman, right? She accused Biden of sexual assault, right? So why don’t you believe her? The established and only acceptable response to this allegation, per the lofty standard set by the liberal media, is to believe the woman. Why then is Goldberg “confused?” I’m confused.
Surely, Goldberg held the same “confused” position when it came to Kavanaugh’s accuser, right?
Site Nestor will be taking a closer look next time, at Michelle Goldberg’s historical opinion of ‘believe all women’ and will compare it to what it is now.