David Shuey

May 4, 2020

14 min read

I Voted for Biden But I Cannot Dismiss Tara Reade or the Obvious Hypocrisy

Part I: The Parallels to the Kavanaugh Hearing Leave a Stench

Vice President Joseph Biden’s words in September 2018.
It doesn’t have to be this two button choice. You can still #BelieveWomen and vote Biden.
Ouch! April 28, 2020 comic by Mat Bors.
TARA READE vs. CHRISTINA BLASEY FORD. CNN’s Jake Tapper and others view Reade’s story as more credible.

Here’s a Biden-Reade Sexual Assault Primer for Sunday, May 3, 2020

If Bill Clinton were running today for office today, he might inspire a campaign phrase akin to this: It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

Julie Swetnick and Michael Avenatti teamed up with MSNBC to cast aspersons upon now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Joseph Biden spoke to MSNBC on Friday, May 1. Tara Reade spoke to the Associated Press Saturday, May 2.
Only 7% of journalists say they’re Republican. SOURCE: The Washington Post

Reade Has No Mainstream TV Offers Other Than Fox News

Reade has said openly she’s been waiting to speak on TV in a moderate format, presumably outside Fox News, but claims she hasn’t received any offers. She even told the same to the New York Times’ Ben Smith, who’s delivered fair-minded coverage and media criticism surrounding the controversy the Times’ own reporting. “I’ve been trying to just kind of wait to get someone in the middle,” Reade said in a phone interview with Smith. “I don’t want to be pigeonholed as a progressive, I don’t want to be pigeonholed as a Trump supporter.”

Jake Tapper tapper’s buffering video interview with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Poor connections are a hazard of Coronavirus social distancing. Tapper is known for his tough questions and being somewhat nonpartisan.

My Morning Facebook Post & Mini-Column

This post, like many of mine, is about double standards. Since I can’t find a non-conservative outlet this morning covering ongoing harassment attacks against Tara Reade, I present Exhibit H of Hypocrisy from this saga of Biden’s sexual assault allegation. Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s threats — and her side of the story — were constantly in the media.

MORE HYPOCRISY:

Sometimes, one can’t help but share this with people who are certain that Tara Reade is lying.

ADDENDUM:

I’m planning on writing more about these allegations, but my focus will mostly be on the self-interested double standards by partisans in politics and the media. The USA Today article by former Justice Department prosecutor Michael J. Stern below is a perfect case example, as indicated by the author’s #Resisting-all-things-Trump (his words, not mine) bias and slanted argument.

Scroll to April 3o-May 3 to see all the love shared of his obviously unbiased opinion: twitter.com/MichaelJStern1