It has taken forever, but the mainstream media is finally getting around to addressing the sexual misconduct/assault allegations made against Joe Biden by Tara Reade.
The New York Times recently did an investigative piece, but the publication’s editors ended up making a very careful and selective edit AFTER the piece was published without notating the edit as well as making the edit significantly in Joe Biden’s favor.
For those of you not familiar with Reade, she was one of the many women who came forward with sexual allegations about Joe Biden after he proclaimed his candidacy.
Unlike what the media did when allegations were made against Trump and Justice Kavanaugh, the allegations were more or less dismissed after Biden’s denial.
In her initial complaint, Reade did not provide much detail.
When she finally opened up, she told a horrid tale of a sexual assault by the presidential candidate.
The Times piece looked at Reade’s allegations in detail, ultimately concluding that there was nothing to it.
The report even went on to state that filing a false complaint could result in both “fine and imprisonment.”
In the initial conclusion, it read, “We found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Biden, beyond hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.”
NYT on Tara Reade’s Accusations:
“We found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Biden, beyond hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.”
“Filing a false police report may be punishable by a fine and imprisonment.”https://t.co/3W0YoBUTa4
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 12, 2020
Now, you are probably thinking that unwanted hugging, kissing, and touching of a woman IS a pattern of sexual misconduct, and you would be correct.
Readers were quick to point that out, so apparently, the editors decided to clarify by carefully editing the statement.
The Times decided to edited the article to read, “The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden.”
The Times had also sent out a series of tweets that included excerpts from the article, including that original sentence.
When someone realized what they had tweeted, the Times not only edited the piece as noted above, it also deleted the tweet.
Remember the press spent a month essentially arguing that underage drinking was evidence that Kavanaugh committed sexual assault, but a long pattern of "hugs, kisses, and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable" proves Biden's innocence. pic.twitter.com/CPGr48o8nK
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) April 12, 2020
We've deleted a tweet in this thread that had some imprecise language that has been changed in the story.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 12, 2020
On the statements made by Reade, Townhall editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson stated, “I don’t know whether Ms. Reade is telling the truth, and the presumption of innocence is a vital pillar of our justice system.
“But this detail alone presents more contemporaneous evidence against Biden than was ever presented against Kavanaugh.
“Now consider how these two cases have been treated by the media.
“There is nothing even approaching a consistent standard here.
“The bias is just right out there in the open, for all to see. Utterly undeniable.”
The stealth editing by the Times would very much support that assessment by Benson.
Not only did the Times protect Biden with its edits, but it also pivoted the article to rehash the allegations made against Trump, being far harsher to Trump than Biden.
I am not saying Joe Biden did or did not assault Reade but I will say the same thing I said when the allegations were made against Trump and Kavanaugh… The allegations should be thoroughly investigated and if he is found guilty, he should pay the price.
Not only is the media now not even recommending that, but it is also helping to brush the allegations under the rug to ensure they are not used against Biden during the campaign.
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