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Thomas Gallatin / Apr. 27, 2020

Is the Leftmedia Sabotaging Biden?

The claim that "Creepy Joe" sexually assaulted a woman gains new "evidence."

The story that Joe Biden’s campaign — with the help of certain Leftmedia outlets — tried to ignore and make go away has suddenly gotten bigger. New “evidence” emerged that appears to corroborate Tara Reade’s allegation of Biden having sexually assaulted her back when she was a young staffer for the then-senator from Delaware. That new evidence came in the form of an unearthed 1993 clip from CNN’s “Larry King Live,” in which an unnamed woman from San Luis Obispo, California, calls in seeking advice as to what she should do after claiming that her daughter recently quit working for a “prominent senator” after not being able to “get through with her problems at all.”

The caller never mentioned her name or what the problems were that caused her daughter to quit. And she didn’t name the “prominent senator.” Yet the existence of the video appears to corroborate Reade’s previous statements that she had told her mother about being sexually assaulted by Biden and that her mother had called into Larry King’s program. Reade could not recall the exact date of her mother’s call, though her claim sent some journalists digging.

We have previously noted the glaring hypocrisy displayed by Leftmedia outlets such as The New York Times and CNN, which breathlessly reported every spurious and vacuous allegation against Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford and others while they have essentially ignored and downplayed Reade’s claims against Biden. Meanwhile, the “Larry King Live” episode from which the video clip in question came has suddenly gone missing from Google Play’s archive, and the number sequence for the show’s episodes has been changed to make it appear as if that episode never occurred. In short, it looks like a cover-up.

However, it would be wrong to conclude that this is simply a case of Leftmedia hypocrisy being exposed by conservative media, for some of the news outlets doing the hardest digging have been Leftmedia outlets like The Intercept. So, what can be made of this?

The Democrat Party is split between two factions — the Washington establishment class and hard-left socialists. The Leftmedia finds itself in a similar split. The more mainstream Leftmedia outlets like the Times and CNN see Biden as the only viable option for defeating President Donald Trump. Furthermore, with Biden’s commitment to choosing a female running mate, any allegations of sexual harassment or assault raised against him, no matter how spurious, may gain popular credibility due to #MeToo’s “believe all women” standard — ironically initiated by the Left. This factor may prove to scare away a popular woman from hitching her wagon to his campaign. And with Biden’s clearly declining mental acuity, it’s a strong possibility that his vice president would quickly take the reins following his assuming office.

Meanwhile, the socialist faction of the Democrat Party supported by several Leftmedia outlets was clearly not happy with Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of Biden. That cadre would love nothing more than to see Biden forced out in favor of Sanders. Recall that Sanders only suspended his campaign, noting that he will retain all his delegates with the supposed intent of ensuring that elements of his socialist platform would be adopted by the party. If this allegation forces Biden out of the race, Sanders will be in prime position to declare himself the last man standing. Might this be why this story has suddenly gained traction?


Update 4/27: Now two more people have come forward with contemporaneous corroboration of Reade’s account — a former neighbor and a former coworker. Someone might want to ask Joe about this…

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