Tara Reade, the lady who accused US presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her when she worked for him as a staffer in 1994, has now revealed that her opinions of some journalists and media outlets have shifted in recent weeks based on their coverage of her claim.
Tara Reade, told her story about the former vice president and former senator over a month ago with progressive podcast host Katie Halper.
In the March interview, she alleged he forcefully kissed her and used his fingers to penetrate her while she came to deliver a package to him in his office in 1993.
Since then, Biden has done series of TV interviews with programme hosts of Democrat controlled media houses including NBC News’ Chuck Todd, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, and twice with Anderson Cooper of CNN– and all didn’t ask Biden about her public claim, with fears that the Democrat party sees that Reade’s claims could hurt Biden in his White House battle with Trump.
“I think it’s shocking that this much time has passed and that he is an actual nominee for president and they’re not asking the questions,” Reade told Fox News on Sunday.
“He’s been on ‘Anderson Cooper’ at least twice where he was not asked.”
“I guess my question is, if this were Donald Trump, would they treat it the same way? If this were Brett Kavanaugh, did they treat it the same way?” Reade said. “In other words, it’s politics and political agenda playing a role in objective reporting and asking the question.”
“There are two things happening at once. [Biden] is not making himself accessible to be asked the question. And when he does make himself accessible, they are not asking, those anchors. And so that tells there may be a political agenda behind that and that’s gross. … I’m a survivor and I would like the question asked.”
“I really would look to [Cooper] for answers and I would never do that again. I’ve lost total respect,” Reade said, adding that “as a civilian,” it’s difficult to know “what news source to trust” since shows like Cooper’s have a “blatant bias.”