Mainstream media is still not reporting on Tara Reade, a woman who has brought a sexual assault allegation against Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. Reade previously worked in Biden’s Senate office and recently shared that he forcibly kissed and fondled her in the back halls of the Capitol building.
The Daily Wire reports mainstream media is not reporting the story: “Mainstream media publications that gave wall-to-wall coverage of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 have not given any coverage on the woman who came forward last week and accused Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexual in the early 90s.”
According to the report, the Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC have not reported on Biden’s accuser — at all — since she first came forward on March 24.
Conversely, the Daily Wire reports the Washington Post, MSNBC, and CNN each had mentioned Kavanaugh’s accuser over 100 times within the first six days of the allegation first becoming public on September 16, 2018.
So, where’s the wall-to-wall coverage?
According to Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor, the media blackout is purposely intended to protect Biden.
“The news media are desperately avoiding anything negative about Joe Biden, especially the allegations of sexual assault,” Gainor told the Daily Wire. “If they propped him up any more he could be replaced by a department store mannequin.”
“Biden gets loving coverage on ‘The View’ and an irresponsible but softball question from NBC’s Chuck Todd asking if Trump has ‘blood on his hands,’” he continued. “It looks like the press has embraced the strategy that Alex Wagner proposed. In her words, ‘Democrats need little from the front-runner beyond his corporeal presence.’ The news media seem determined to deliver just that and nothing more.”
To read more on her allegation, read here.
Fox News reports Kate Bedingfield, the deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden campaign, has denied the allegation.
“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,” she said.
According to the report, the allegation was also challenged by Marianne Baker, a former executive assistant to then-Senator Biden from 1982 to 2000.
“For nearly 20 years, I worked as Senator Biden’s executive assistant and supervised dozens of employees who reported to me. I took very seriously my duties with respect to human resources, following the direction of a Senator whose insistence on a professional workplace was embedded in our culture,” Baker said in a statement to the Biden campaign.
“In all my years working for Senator Biden, I never once witnessed, or heard of, or received, any reports of inappropriate conduct, period — not from Ms. Reade, not from anyone,” she continued. “I have absolutely no knowledge or memory of Ms. Reade’s accounting of events, which would have left a searing impression on me as a woman professional, and as a manager.”
Baker concluded: “These clearly false allegations are in complete contradiction to both the inner workings of our Senate office and to the man I know and worked so closely with for almost two decades.”