Will the #MeToo movement please stand up?
While Hollywood’s believe-all-women activists were quick to defame Brett Kavanaugh, the elite seem to be strangely quiet when it comes to Joe Biden.
Tara Reade, who accused Biden of sexual assault in 1993, has officially filed a criminal complaint in Washington D.C.
Reade has accused Biden of assaulting her when he was in the Senate. She was a staffer in 1993.
Biden has said that he “Believes all women,” yet his campaign denies the claim.
More details on the criminal complaint that Tara Reade has filed below:
Republicans were criticized for attempting to claim that the "Women's March" is a branch of the Democratic party.
However, there appears to be a core of women's rights activists who quickly believe accusers against Republicans, but dismiss any accusation against a Democrat.
If early responses are any indication, Tara Reade's accusations are being completely ignored by the Democratic party.
Business Insider was the first to break the story of Reade's criminal complaint:
A woman who accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her when she worked for him in 1993 has filed a formal criminal complaint with the Washington, DC, police about the alleged incident, Business Insider has learned.
Tara Reade says she told police that Biden assaulted her in a Senate corridor, shoving his hand under her skirt and penetrating her with his fingers. She was a staffer in his Senate office at the time. The statute of limitations for the alleged assault has passed.
Reade first made her allegations late last month, in a podcast interview, saying that Biden had assaulted her and touched her without consent while the two were alone after she delivered him a gym bag.
Late Thursday afternoon, Reade filed a report of the incident with the sexual assault unit of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department. Business Insider has obtained a public incident report recording the allegation.
Joe Biden has been criticized for "touchy" behavior with women.
He notoriously bit his wife's finger on the campaign trail.
He has been seen sniffing women's hair and appearing to be more hands-on than more cautious politicians.
Indeed, the allegations against Joe Biden appear to be falling on deaf ears.
Democrats willingly believed the outrageous claims against Brett Kavanaugh, including the outlandish claim that he was part of a "rape train."
Those allegations were determined to be false by the Senate as well as multiple experts.
The Hill reports that these same Democrats, however, are ignoring a plausible assault claim against a candidate for the President of the United States of America:
It’s a good thing for Joe Biden that he’s not a Republican and that the only news story getting attention is the one about the pandemic — because if Biden were running for president under the GOP banner, and if the virus weren’t the only story on the radar screen, he’d be in real trouble right about now.
A woman named Tara Reade, who worked for then-Sen. Biden in the 1990s, claims he sexually assaulted her in 1993. There were no witnesses, she says, and so she didn’t go public with the accusation — an accusation Biden denies.
I don’t know what happened, or if anything actually did happen. But if we apply the “Believe All Women” standard that liberal and progressive Democrats have been preaching to us for some time now, wouldn’t we have to assume that Joe Biden is guilty?
That doesn’t mean he is, of course. But it does beg a question: Did Democrats really mean it when they told us that we have to believe women who make sexual assault allegations? Or did they mean it’s OK to look the other way at times, depending on who the alleged assailant is?
As for who’s looking the other way, let’s start with journalists.
According to a March 31 report by the Media Research Center (MRC), a conservative organization that monitors what it sees as liberal bias in the media, since the accusations came to light, “ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN haven’t said a single word about them.”
And according to the MRC, since the allegation went public, “CNN, MSNBC and NBC have hosted Biden for a total of three interviews (including an hour-long town hall on CNN), and no host asked even a single question about these new charges.”
Since that report came out, several news outlets — The Economist, Salon, Medium and Democracy Now among them — have written about the allegation.
Still, how could it be that so many major mainstream news organizations remain uninterested in such a juicy story involving sex? Having been a working journalist at the national level since 1972, it’s been my experience that reporters salivate more when going after a conservative Republican than they would going after a liberal Democrat.
It’s really that simple.
And if you need proof all we have to do is go back to 2018 and the Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
You’ll recall that Kavanaugh was accused of assaulting Christine Blasey Ford at a high school party in 1982. As with Tara Reade, the accusation was many years old. And like Biden, Kavanaugh denied the allegation.
“But in the 12 days following the first reports of Ford’s claim,” MRC says, “the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows churned out 305 minutes of coverage, a scant amount of that airtime — less than five minutes — mentioned that none of the witnesses named by Ford would confirm her story.”
As their presumed presidential candidate, Joe Biden is the standard bearer of the Democratic party.
He should be under more scrutiny that Brett Kavanaugh, and Kavanaugh was able to defend his name and integrity.
Meanwhile, Biden has shied away from the issue and has been largely absent on the campaign trail, taking shots at the president from his home via webcam.
Now that Tara Reade has filed an official complaint, Biden and his campaign will eventually have to face the accusations head on.