Democrats and the media appear to be giving likely Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden a “pass” on sexual assault allegations dating back to the early 1990s; a courtesy not granted to Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings that turned into what many considered a witch hunt, critics argue.
BULLETIN: Fox News is reporting that New York has cancelled its Democratic presidential primary scheduled for June 23 “igniting a backlash from supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign had asked that his name be allowed to stay on the ballot.”
A strong Sanders showing in New York could have created the impression of weakness on Biden’s part, even though he is almost certain to gain the party nomination in August.
New York is the first state to cancel a primary election due to the coronavirus pandemic panic. At least 16 states have postponed their primary elections, Fox reported.
According to Fox News, “The woman who has accused…Biden…is calling out the media and several politicians being considered to join the former vice president on the 2020 ticket for ‘protecting a powerful man’ while attempting to ‘silence’ her in the process.”
And Jason Rantz, a Seattle, Wash., conservative radio commentator has been especially critical of Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. They’re his senators, both liberal Democrats from the Evergreen State. In an opinion posted at MyNorthwest.com, Rantz fumes, “Murray and Cantwell immediately and unequivocally sided with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.”
In a separate Fox News article, the New York Times is put on the spot for having taken “so long to report the sexual assault accusation that Tara Reade levied against…Biden.” Fox says the newspaper now appears to have ignored the “latest development” in Reade’s story.
The allegations are just that—allegations—and Biden presumably will have an opportunity to answer them in the court of public opinion, should he choose to do so. But what is happening here allegedly is far different from what occurred when the allegations of misbehavior against Kavanaugh were made. Almost from the moment those assertions surfaced, many on the left reflexively presumed Kavanaugh guilty.
Reade, quoted by Fox News, commented, “I’ve basically had no substantive support from women’s groups that are considered liberal or Democratic. I’ve had no support from any Democratic candidate, although I’ve reached out. And I’ve received either slanted reporting that ended up being talking points for Biden’s campaign or silence from the mainstream media. So that’s my contention and my concern.”
This story essentially reinforces the notion among conservatives that there is a liberal bias in the establishment media and it tilts decidedly left. The media does not appear to be in any hurry to rebut allegations of bias.
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