The New York Times finally reported on Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden, but the left-wing publication was careful to stand behind the former vice president, saying there was “no pattern of sexual misconduct by Biden, beyond hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.”
We previously reported that Reade filed a criminal complaint this past week stating that Biden pinned her up against a wall back in 1993 and penetrated her with his fingers. The New York Times summarized their investigation into the allegations in a series of tweets:
In their story, The New York Times discussed Biden’s history of unwanted conduct before concluding that he actually had no pattern of sexual misconduct:
Last year, Ms. Reade and seven other women came forward to accuse Mr. Biden of kissing, hugging or touching them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable. Ms. Reade told The Times then that Mr. Biden had publicly stroked her neck, wrapped his fingers in her hair and touched her in ways that made her uncomfortable.
Soon after Ms. Reade made the new allegation, in a podcast interview released on March 25, The Times began reporting on her account and seeking corroboration through interviews, documents and other sources. The Times interviewed Ms. Reade on multiple days over hours, as well as those she told about Mr. Biden’s behavior and other friends. The Times has also interviewed lawyers who spoke to Ms. Reade about her allegation; nearly two dozen people who worked with Mr. Biden during the early 1990s, including many who worked with Ms. Reade; and the other seven women who criticized Mr. Biden last year, to discuss their experiences with him.
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.
Unsurprisingly, The New York Times also made sure to bash President Donald Trump by bringing up the allegations of sexual misconduct against him:
President Trump has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by more than a dozen women, who have described a pattern of behavior that went far beyond the accusations against Mr. Biden. The president also directed illegal payments, including $130,000 to a pornographic film actress, Stormy Daniels, before the 2016 election to silence women about alleged affairs with Mr. Trump, according to federal prosecutors.
Many have taken to social media to call out The New York Times for their hypocrisy, as they were all too willing to believe the uncorroborated claims of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:
The hypocrisy of the mainstream media never ceases to amaze.
This piece was written by Andrew Spalding on April 12, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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