Monday, April 27, 2020


CNN Abandons Tara Reade After One Story; Network Sunday Shows Skip This Biden Angle

After a long delay, CNN offered one single story on a Saturday afternoon on Tara Reade’s allegation of sexual assault against Joe Biden – soon after NewsBusters unearthed a video clip of a woman she says is her mother calling into CNN saying a “prominent senator” had wronged her daughter. The networks have screamed “bombshell” with much less evidence than this – see Brett Kavanaugh.

CNN’s Sunday shows went back to ignoring the story today – there was nothing from Jake Tapper on State of the Union, or from Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources. Their Saturday story sounded like a blatant attempt to help the Biden campaign…and so does all the silence and inaction before and after. They can chatter about who Biden should pick for vice president, but not about what Biden allegedly did to Reade.

We at NewsBusters were the ones to dig this 1993 snippet of Larry King Live out of our archives, and we are going to continue airing it and the American people should see what CNN doesn’t want them to see. This is a more credible accusation of sexual assault than the accusers of Brett Kavanaugh offered. Here is the video that CNN doesn’t want you to see, that adds a layer of real-time confirmation that at least Reade was telling others of the alleged assault at that time:

CNN has an army of journalists covering the election and none of them thought to look this up when The Intercept put a date and a show on it. Where is the #MeToo movement on this story? What happened to their rigid “Believe All Women” boilerplate? They should be...

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