Perspectives: Former Joe Biden Staffer Says He Sexually Assaulted Her in 1993

Headline Roundup March 29th, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been accused of sexually assaulting a staffer in 1993. Tara Reade, the alleged victim, says Biden penetrated her with his fingers without consent. The story has been covered by many right-rated outlets and some left-rated outlets, while most major media outlets, especially left- and center-rated sources, have not reported on it.

Reporting outlets are focusing on the media's inconsistent coverage of the allegations, questions about Reade's credibility, and purported hypocrisy on the part of Biden supporters. The Intercept (Left media bias rating) reported last week that Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which helps rape and sexual assault survivors, refused to fund Reade's allegation; the managing director of the PR firm that represents Time's Up is Anita Dunn, a top adviser to Biden's campaign.

Perspectives: Former Joe Biden Staffer Says He Sexually Assaulted Her in 1993

From the Right
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ANALYSIS

When it comes to #MeToo sexual misconduct issues, former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party's presumptive 2020 presidential nominee, has made it no secret where he stands: automatically believe women.

"For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you've got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she's talking about is real," said Biden during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who faced accusations that as a teenager he had assaulted a woman at a...

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From the Left
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ANALYSIS

Last year, several women came forward publicly to say Joe Biden had kissed or touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable.

One of them was Tara Reade, who said Biden used to “put his hand on my shoulder and run his finger up my neck” when she worked in his Senate office in 1993.

Reade now says there was more to her experience with Biden. In an interview with podcast host Katie Halper, which aired Wednesday, Reade says Biden sexually assaulted her, pushing her against a wall and penetrating...

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From the Left
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OPINION

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has been accused of sexual assault by a former staffer. Tara Reade, who worked with Biden when he was a Delaware senator, alleges he inappropriately touched her and penetrated her with his fingers without consent in 1993.

“It happened all at once, and then … his hands were on me and underneath my clothes,” Reade recalled in an interview with podcast host Katie Halper on Wednesday. “He said ‘come on, man, I heard you liked me. For me, it was like, everything shattered...

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