Joe Biden Has a Serious Sexual Accuser. Where is the Media?
When writer E. Jean Carroll came out of the woodwork to accuse President Donald Trump of raping her in a New York department store, the media couldn’t get enough of her all-but-unbelievable accusation.
Carroll spent more than a week on the talk show circuit, her story (and perhaps even her sanity) unraveling a bit more with every subsequent appearance. She could never quite seem to explain why she’d never come out against Trump earlier, she could never quite explain why her story sounded so similar to a sexual fantasy she’d written about in one of her columns, and she certainly couldn’t explain why she was such a professed fan of “The Apprentice” in the preceding years; one would think that most women would be, you know, slightly sketched out by a show hosted by their own rapist. But regardless of all this, the media barely raised a murmur about her credibility. She was simply assumed to be telling the truth.
We saw the same situation, of course, with Christine Blasey Ford and her tale of high school assault.
But now that presumed Democratic presidential nominee has a serious sexual accuser telling her story, where is that media machine?
This isn’t about Biden’s predilection for sniffing little girls or putting his hands all over women whenever he finds the opportunity in public. Tara Reade’s story is much more serious, and if the call of the modern world is to “believe all women,” well…what choice do we have but to do just that?
Reade was a staffer in Biden’s Senate office during the early 1990s. Here’s how she described the 1993 incident with Biden in an interview with podcast host Katie Halper.
Asked by another staffer to take a gym bag to Biden’s office, Reade found the senator in a side area where he beckoned her over.
“I handed him the thing. He greeted me. He remembered my name. And then we were alone,” she said. “It was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt. I wasn’t wearing stockings. It was kind of a hot day that day, and I was wearing heels…I remember I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall. And the wall was cold. It happened all at once…his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. Yeah, and he went down my skirt but then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers, and he was kissing me at the same time, and he was saying something to me. He said several things. I can’t remember everything he said.
“I remember a couple of things,” she continued. “I remember him saying, first as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’ and then him saying to me when I pulled away. He got finished doing what he was doing, and I pulled back and he said, ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me,’ and it’s that phrase stayed with me. I kept thinking what I might have said…I can’t remember if he said I thought or heard. He implied that I had done this.”
Reade has sought help from the Time’s Up organization, one of the leading nonprofits when it comes to funding #MeToo victims and their quest for justice. They turned her away, insisting that they would put their nonprofit status in jeopardy by going after a government official. The mainstream media, likewise, has completely ignored her story. They apparently feel they would put their role as a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party in jeopardy if they do anything to harm the presumed Democratic nominee.
And so Reade has no one on her side other than a handful of conservative reporters. And thus her accusation can be waved away as a “right wing conspiracy” by those who have the motivation to do so.
Just another reminder that “believe all women” really means “believe all women…as long as they aren’t accusing the wrong people.”