The New York Times Editorial Board on Friday called on the DNC to investigate Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden – marking a stunning turn of events for the liberal media and for the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Last month, Biden’s team claimed the NY Times had already investigated the issue and found him innocent. The network pushed back.
Biden finally made his first public statement regarding Reade on Friday, saying of her allegations: “They aren’t true…This never happened.”
Biden’s comments come weeks after Reade came forward with a story about then-Senator Biden shoving her up against a wall and violating her with his fingers. She filed a criminal lawsuit against him on April 11th.
Several of Reade’s friends – including her brother – claim she told them about the incident when it happened in 1993. Last week, Fox News ran a story about a video clip that appears to show Reade’s mother calling CNN’s “Larry King Live” to discuss the abuse her daughter suffered at the hands of a “prominent Senator.”
“It is all but impossible to be certain of the truth,” reads the NY Times op-ed. “But the stakes are too high to let the matter fester – or leave it to be investigated by and adjudicated in the media.”
Two years ago, the NY Times Editorial Board advocated strongly for an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who faced similar accusations when he was nominated to replace outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy.
This time around, Democrats know they will be accused of the worst kind of hypocrisy if they continue to support Biden without the sort of vigorous investigations they demanded for Kavanaugh and for President Trump.
“[Joe Biden’s] campaign, and his party, have a duty to assure the public that the accusations are being taken seriously,” continues the article.
By necessity, any serious investigation would need to include a massive cache of Senate documents Biden donated to the University of Delaware in 2012 – we’re talking more than 2,000 boxes of documents and more than 400 gigabytes of data spanning Biden’s 36 years in the Senate.
Conveniently, those documents are set to remain sealed until Mr. Biden retires from public life. He says the documents contain no mention of Reade, but refuses to release them in fear that his critics will utilize the information to damage his presidential campaign.
“Even if certainly isn’t possible in this matter, the American people deserve at least the confidence that he – and the Democratic Party – have made every effort to bring the truth to light,” concludes the op-ed.
Author’s Note: Fox News’ propaganda campaign seems to have worked. The attacks on Biden and the interviews with people like Alyssa Milano have forced the liberal media to turn on the former Vice President.
Moving forward, we can expect the conservative media to milk the issue as long as possible – releasing information bit by bit just like the liberal media did for Kavanaugh. The idea is to extend the damage as long as possible and deliver the final blow close to election day.
Whether or not Joe Biden is guilty is completely irrelevant, just like with Trump and Kavanaugh. The goal is to keep Trump in office.