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Why Won't The Mainstream Media Types Report On Sexual Assault Allegations Against Joe Biden?

Jeff Katz
April 01, 2020 - 11:07 am

In the days since former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade accused the former vice president of sexual assault, the "real" reporters and "serious" journalists have completely turned a blind eye to it.

To make matters worse, CNN, MSNBC and NBC have each conducted interviews with the Democratic presidential frontrunner in the past week - which included a town hall on CNN that lasted a full hour - and neither of them asked him one question about the allegations.

By contrast, when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in 2018,  the three networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) covered the story for a total of 305 minutes in the twelve days following the initial allegations. During that coverage, the Media Research Center reports that only five of those minutes were used to mention that none of the witnesses Ford named could corroborate her story.