Did you know that Tara Reade’s mother called into CNN in 1993 to warn about Joe Biden?
We wouldn’t blame you, if you didn’t.
Media watchdogs have accused CNN of hiding their own footage of sexual misconduct allegations made against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Now, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has spoken out, accusing CNN of “colluding” with the Biden campaign.
He specifically raised the issue of CNN self-censoring a video of Larry King to protect Biden’s candicacy.
Tara Reade’s mother called into Larry King on CNN in 1993.
The video corroborates the recent sexual assault allegations made against Joe Biden, suggesting that this is a legitimate claim and not one done for political reasons.
The footage can be viewed below:
Though the video aired on CNN itself, Bozell accuses CNN of deleting it repeatedly from all its platforms in order to protect Joe Biden.
Whereas the news network breathlessly covered the allegations against then Supreme Court Justice-nominee Brett Kavanaugh, they seem disinclined to cover Tara Reade's claims.
CNS News the statement issued by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell:
First it was omission, now it is outright collusion with the Biden presidential campaign. First, CNN kept hidden their own footage that links Biden to a sexual assault. CNN would have succeeded in keeping that hidden but for the MRC that also had, and released, the footage.
"After being exposed and forced to report on the story they had for years, within a day CNN has now taken it down again, trying to expunge the evidence from their online platforms. This is not China, or North Korea. In the United States, a "news" network doesn't work overtime to keep the truth from the American people - unless it's doing the bidding of the Biden presidential campaign.
“Rest assured the MRC will provide what CNN is trying to censor. That CNN video is available at MRCTV and will remain there.
Thankfully, the internet and social media platforms make it possible to expose news networks of hiding or misrepresenting their own footage.
Tara Reade's allegations have slowly picked up more news coverage, especially now that former Bernie Sanders' advisors are slamming Joe Biden over them.
When allegations were made against Brett Kavanaugh, it was a media free-for-all.
News organizations appeared to breathlessly report every claim, even outrageous claims of gang rape that have no evidence behind them.
Meanwhile, Tara Reade is a name hardly spoken in the news and not a single Democratic lawmaker issued a statement when asked by the Daily Caller.
Fox News notes that 32 days after the allegations were made, the media speculated on how to impeach Kavanaugh. But compare this to how the Larry King tape has suddenly disappeared on numerous platforms:
The Washington Post speculates about "two ways Democrats can remove Kavanaugh -- without impeaching him."
One of the approaches: A new president could "nominate and the Senate would confirm by majority vote a justice — in this case Kavanaugh — to a different post on an intermediate court of appeals (say the D.C. Circuit, where Kavanaugh formerly served). The justice would, in effect, be demoted."
The Post notes with regret that the move is "admittedly unprecedented at the Supreme Court level."
Another equally unprecedented but "optimal" option: the "creation of a new vehicle for judicial peer review ... [that would] create a nonpartisan, procedurally robust device for disciplining judges."
"If the political stars align, something good for our constitutional democracy might result from their efforts: a better way to discipline errant federal judges," opines the piece's since-disappointed author, University of Chicago law professor Aziz Huq.
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The 1993 episode of CNN's "Larry King Live" apparently featuring Reade's mother is discovered missing from the Google Play store. But, CNN's head of strategic communications, Matt Dornic, responds: "This is B.S. CNN didn’t remove anything. We do not have a distro deal for LKL w/ Google Play. Listings on the site are not sourced thru CNN. Click any episode, it will say “not available to watch.” True for @foxnews programs too. I’ll wait 4 ur correction & apology."
Meanwhile, Biden and his surrogates are not asked about Reade's claims on any of the Sunday political shows. The next day, Business Insider exclusively reports additional contemporaneous corroboration of Reade's claims -- in depth and on-the-record from Reade's former next-door neighbor.
Fake news isn't just lying or misleading news.
It's also when media outlets fail to cover a story -- period.
The damage to Brett Kavanaugh's reputation cannot be undone, though Christine Blasey Ford's accusations appeared only after this nomination.
Compare this to Joe Biden's situation, where CNN has footage from 1993 where Tara Reade's mother called into Larry King to raise the alarm.
Maybe the media will one day choose to cover the story.
Until then, thank goodness we have the internet.