The Democratic Party and liberal media had its first major test in the “believe all women” era and, of course, it has failed spectacularly. Until recently, The Democratic Party’s public support for the #MeToo movement was applauded. Most women were glad that Democratic Party leaders had been vocal. I welcomed the investigation into allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 - for I believe in Due Process, something liberals, were against. To them, Kavanaugh was guilty until proven innocent.
The party’s hypocrisy, however, is once again showing. If Democrats can so loudly proclaim that justice must be done for Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford and even passionately insist that victims cannot be dismissed, they must apply the same scrutiny to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Vice President Joe Biden, currently on track to be the Democratic nominee for president, has been accused of sexual assault by former staffer Tara Reade. Reade has some corroboration, including audio of her mother calling into the “Larry King Live” show in 1993 and inquiring what a staffer “for a prominent senator” in Washington could do if she had run into “problems.” But the liberal media just rubbished her claims.
Ben Smith, media columnist for the New York Times and one of the few journalists at mainstream outlets who has been asking why Tara Reade isn’t getting a media hearing, interviewed Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, to ask him why it took the New York Times 19 days to report on Reade’s allegations.
For reference, The New York Times covered all accusations of Kavanaugh, even the patently absurd ones, within three days of the accusation being made and often on the same day…..Baquet’s told Smith that Reade’s low profile is part of the equation. “If you ask the average person in America, they didn’t know about the Tara Reade case.” Imagine!!! The liberal media is reason for this.
Well, yes, it’s hard for the average person in America to have heard of Tara Reade if outlets like the New York Times refuse to cover the story. It is also very vital to note that, between the accusations of Brett Kavanaugh and Joe Biden - there is evidence Biden’s accuser knew him while no such evidence existed that Kavanaugh had ever met accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
There also don’t exist dozens of pictures of women standing by awkwardly as Brett Kavanaugh sniffed their hair or rubbed their shoulders. But the key difference is that Kavanaugh was appointed by a Republican president and the Democrats were assisted by their friends in the media in trying to bring him down. Now Democrats suddenly want the due process they never afforded Kavanaugh.
On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi offered up the defense that Joe Biden should be believed because “Joe Biden is Joe Biden.” Well, Brett Kavanaugh was Brett Kavanaugh, an upstanding man who had his reputation casually destroyed because the liberal media wanted to help Democrats squash his nomination.
It is shockingly alarming that there is greater disparity between how the media engaged in mob-like behavior against Kavanaugh and how much effort they’re putting into helping Biden quietly dispose of Tara Reade’s allegation against him.
On Friday, Biden publicly denied, for the first time, the allegations made by Reade. It had been a month since Reade accused Biden of violating her when she worked for him in the Senate in 1993, but not one interviewer had asked the de facto Democratic nominee about it until Mika.
Appearing on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Biden was grilled by Mika Brzezinski, who asked why Biden won’t approve a search of Reade’s name in his records. Biden, who is seeming increasingly lost in interviews, stumbled over his answer before angrily insisting “there is nothing!”
Of course when Kavanaugh got angry that he was being portrayed as a gang rapist, we got wall-to-wall stories about his “White Male Anger” which the New York Times called borrowing “from Trump’s Playbook.” Does Joe Biden have that same “white male anger”?
“Are women to be believed except when it pertains to you?” Brzezinski asked Biden. Biden responded that accusers should be heard but the “circumstances and facts” matter. Still, the #MeToo group Times Up Now has reiterated its support for Biden, as have a litany of top Democratic women.
To reiterate, Biden sighed when Brzezinski asked him, “Are women to be believed unless it pertains to you?” But everyone in his party needs to answer that very question.
Welcome to supporting due process, Mr. Vice President and Liberals. Does it apply to everyone?