The Tara Reade case raises questions beyond Joe Biden

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: Apr 30, 2020
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94% "The political class still has a chance to show that it stands on principles, not politics.""
90% "It's easy to point out the hypocrisy of elected officials who fought, tooth and nail, against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGillibrand addresses ..."
89% "The media still has a chance to show that it fights for truth, not favoritism.""
87% "Instead, it's just to point out that the issue that the Tara Reade story raises, and its implications, are not some hypothetical situation.""
83% "Of course, Joe Biden deserves due process as the world responds to these claims.""
78% "Standing on shaky ground already, as a result of providing years of reporting that could only be described as irresponsible at best, some in ..."
75% "Bad for thee, irrelevant for me, is becoming their credo -- and in a party populated by a growing faction with grand plans based ..."
74% "All at once, journalistic credibility and the notion of an actual belief system underlying the party are both rapidly disappearing.""
72% "Through their actions, the partnership between some in the media and the Democratic establishment is turning the Tara Reade story into a destructive force ..."

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94% : The political class still has a chance to show that it stands on principles, not politics.
90% : It's easy to point out the hypocrisy of elected officials who fought, tooth and nail, against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGillibrand addresses Reade allegations: 'I stand by Vice President Biden' McConnell criticizes media for double standard on Biden, Kavanaugh OVERNIGHT ENERGY:
89% : They are very real, and probably something the nation will have to come to a consensus about how to deal with and respond to moving forward.
89% : The media still has a chance to show that it fights for truth, not favoritism.
87% : Instead, it's just to point out that the issue that the Tara Reade story raises, and its implications, are not some hypothetical situation.
83% : Of course, Joe Biden deserves due process as the world responds to these claims.
78% : Standing on shaky ground already, as a result of providing years of reporting that could only be described as irresponsible at best, some in the mainstream media are robustly failing the task of informing the public, going so far as to try to deem what is truth over the matter and get rid of the need for further investigation.
75% : "Bad for thee, irrelevant for me," is becoming their credo -- and in a party populated by a growing faction with grand plans based on moral convictions, moral indifference is not the way to keep up with your changing base.
74% : All at once, journalistic credibility and the notion of an actual belief system underlying the party are both rapidly disappearing.
72% : Through their actions, the partnership between some in the media and the Democratic establishment is turning the Tara Reade story into a destructive force more powerful than either of them probably realize.
67% : It's even easier to stand in awe at how pioneers of the "Believe All Women" approach to justice, like actress Alyssa Milano, suddenly appreciate the idea of due process for the accused when, until now, assumption of a guilty verdict was soon to be standard form.
67% : We don't know the truth yet; we don't know if Reade is right, or if Biden is innocent -- but we should know, and we have a right to know.
62% : The Washington Post -- which broke Watergate, mind you -- on Monday evening tweeted a link to its article about the Reade accusation; the convoluted story headline read: "Trump allies highlight new claims regarding allegations against Biden."
62% : Should women working in the Biden campaign today not feel they have the right to speak out?
57% : The New York Times, apparently believing it would be the final authority on the subject, tweeted two weeks ago that "We found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Biden, beyond hugs, kisses, and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable."
50% : Biden took advantage of her deserves to be heard and treated with seriousness and care.
50% : Fundamentally, this isn't about politics at all -- and that's something that Biden's blustering supporters can't seem to recognize.
47% : Likewise, Tara Reade's accusation that then-Sen.
47% : American institutions, during this trying time, could use a boost in credibility to remind everyone that, through it all, we're still one nation -- that even in an era of hyper-partisanship, there's still an opportunity to stand for what's right.
46% : Trivializing the issue when it applies to someone on your team, and exploiting it when it affects your opponent, doesn't solve anything.
45% : The story of Joe BidenJoe BidenApproval for Trump's handling of coronavirus drops 10 points: poll Yang sues over New York canceling Democratic primary Amash launches exploratory committee for Libertarian presidential run MORE's former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, is shaping up to be another reason for disgust with the supposed "leaders" of our country who occupy the political class.
45% : Perhaps even more striking, in video footage of a 1993 episode of CNN's "Larry King Live" about office power dynamics and sexual assault, a woman who reportedly was Reade's mother is heard calling into the program to comment on how her "daughter just left [D.C.] after working for a prominent senator and couldn't get through with her problems at all."
45% : I say these things not because I hope the political hacks at the Democratic National Committee or their friends in the media do some type of soul-searching.
44% : Dems ask EPA for briefing on controversial memo MORE's nomination and now stand by their endorsements of Joe Biden without any sense of irony.
41% : But beyond their hopes to end debate (or even thought) over this story, what message do they think they're sending to their readers and viewers by actively avoiding it?
39% : But the Reade story isn't over.
37% : However, not everyone in the media seems to feel that way.
35% : Her brother, her friend and her former neighbor have all separately verified her claim, going on record about discussions they recall at the time of the alleged incident in 1993.
32% : (Whoever hit "tweet" after typing that actually believed it would be reassuring.)
32% : Trump officials pitch nuclear plan |
23% : Do only some accusers deserve to be heard?
14% : Supreme Court hands environmentalists a win in water pollution case |
13% : Likewise, this is not an issue to avoid because, suddenly, on your side, it's a political inconvenience.
12% : This is no issue to belittle or to use as a political convenience.
3% : Don't waste it.
1% : When all else fails, blame the president.

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