The Biden Double Standard
“I am satisfied with how he has responded! I know him and I was proud to endorse him!”
That is how Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives, replied to a question regarding the allegations of sexual misconduct concerning Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for President of the US. It was expected that she would defend her party’s candidate because she is a deeply political person without qualms about playing around with the truth. However, at the time Pelosi made this declaration, Biden had not yet responded to allegations of sexual misconduct, so it is unclear what statement Speaker Pelosi was actually satisfied.
The Allegations Against Joe Biden
In March 2020, Tara Reade, a former staff assistant to then-Senator Biden, alleged that her former boss had sexually assaulted her. In April 2019, she was one of eight women who came forward accusing Biden of inappropriately touching them. According to her story, Reade alleges that her supervisor told her that Senator Biden requested her to “serve drinks at an event because he though she was pretty and liked her legs”. Another staffer intervened so that she would not go, thus a fight erupted among the stuff. Later, Reade claims that Senator Biden would “often” place his hand on her shoulder and run his index finger up the back of her neck. Last month, she claimed that Biden had actually assaulted her.
The Left’s Glaring Double Standard
First of all, it should be mentioned that these are all allegations. Biden is innocent until proven guilty. This is the big difference between the mobs of the left and the reasoning of conservatives. Biden and his ilk did not waste any minute accusing and condemning then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 as a sexual predator. Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, all the Democratic Senators and Representatives, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, The Washington Post and every media and pundit across the globe condemned Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the completely unproven allegations that he had supposedly assaulted Christine Blaisey Ford decades ago, and that nobody else had knowledge of. Ford had no relationship or history with the Justice, nor could anyone corroborate her story in any way. In fact, she changed her story quite a few times. On the other hand, Reade has a coherent story with several people confirming it and she has in fact a proven history with Senator Biden. Yet, the media does not even mention her story.
Democratic Hypocrisy On Sexual Assault
“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, whether or not she forgets facts, whether or not it’s been made worse or better over time.” That is what Joe Biden said two years ago, when Kavanaugh was being accused and lynched by the twitter mobs and left-wing extremists without any proof.
“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have a right to be heard and you have a right to be believed.” Those were the words of Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, First Lady and Democratic nominee in 2016. But then again, she has spent years smearing her husband’s accusers, so maybe she is not the right person to listen to. Similar words were spoken by Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, the failed candidate for Georgia Governor who now wants to be Biden’s VP candidate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and many other Democratic politicians.
Believe All Women … Except Tara Reade?
If we were to reason based on VP Biden’s words, Secretary Clinton’s advice, and many others’ statements, it would mean that at least in essence Reade is telling the truth. Based on what every left-wing person said at the time, we should believe Reade without any evidence … because … believe all women. I have no doubt that this line of reasoning was wrong then and it is wrong now. Due process should be followed for anyone. Evidence must be brought in court and it should be assessed by the judicial system. However, the media and the Democratic party are eating their own words and after condemning without due process in 2016 and 2018, now they exonerate without due process. It is exactly the same situation and their reactions are different. In fact, it is much worse than that because the evidence presented in the current case is much more convincing than in Kavanaugh’s case two years ago. You cannot say believe all women, unless they accuse Biden or a member of the left. It is not only hypocritical, but plain evil. It is an attack on the fundamentals of democracy and a fair and just society.
Europe’s Media Parrots Leftist Lies
This is harmful not only to Americans, but to us in Europe as well. Many news outlets in Europe report based on what they get from the Associated Press, New York Times or CNN. If these media have their own left-wing agendas in the US, the European public should be made aware of that. It is dishonest to import double standards and cynical political games from across the ocean without questioning the motive. Imagine if Reade was accusing President Trump or any other conservative or Republican of what she is accusing Biden of. Every news outlet in the world would be reporting it, forgetting about the coronavirus and analyzing how immoral it would be and how everybody should believe the allegations.
We know this would happen, because it actually happened in 2018 with Justice Kavanaugh. His life was almost destroyed, his reputation shattered, and his family attacked mercilessly based on allegations with no evidence. Every media everywhere including overseas informed their viewers and readers about this supposed “sexual predator” that was to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. Yet, when he was proven to be innocent, no one reported it, tarnishing a man’s reputation forever. That is what happens when the mob rules.
Reade’s Accusations Against Biden
Currently, the case that Ms. Reade presents is quite strong. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Biden supporter and a neighbor of Reade’s, Lynda LaCasse, confirms that Reade talked about the assault in 1995 and 1996. Lorraine Sanchez, who was a co-worker of Tara Reade’s at the time of the alleged assault, also says that Ms. Reade had confessed to her at the time that she had been sexually assaulted by her former boss.
Moreover, a video has resurfaced of an episode of Larry King’s TV program on CNN in 1993, where a woman appears saying that her daughter was sexually harassed and retaliated against and fired by a “prominent senator” and asked Larry King where she could go for help. Before the video surfaced, Reade mentioned that her mother had made a phone call to Larry King and she had been “mortified” that her mother had done it. Furthermore, the owner of Blaze Media and a prominent journalist, Glenn Beck, says that according to the report he had, Google had removed this episode of Larry King. It was possible to find the preceding and the subsequent episodes, but not this one with the mother of the accuser.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Of course, we cannot be jury and judge even with these facts present. I will continue to say Senator Biden is innocent until proven guilty. However, it is necessary to present these facts fairly and to call on the media’s dishonest attempts to hide them and drop any pretense of impartiality. The media should ask questions about this issue. It is a very serious accusation that a potential President of the United States and a former VP and Senator has sexually harassed someone. Biden is getting away with this because the media is covering for him. Where is the outrage from the #metoo movement, the women rights groups and all the people who have said for years that all women should be believed? Do we really want to leave in a society with double standards? Do we want to throw away due process and let the left decide who to prosecute and who to forgive? It should not be the example that comes from what is known as the greatest democracy on Earth. At least, the me too movement was proven a sham and that it was never about protecting rape and assault victims. It was a political stunt to attack political adversaries when needed.
The University of Delaware has the archives of Biden’s time as a Senator. Yet, as they were about to unseal them, the documents were sealed again for a longer period, and the University announced they would make them public when Joe Biden leaves public life. When pressed by a journalist as to why he does not allow for a search of Tara Reade’s name in these archives, Biden seemed totally perplexed, mumbling incoherently. If the current nominee of the Democratic Party has nothing to hide, he can let the world see these archives and prove his innocence. If he has any decency left, and is in fact innocent, he can tell the media to stop defending him, present his case and his version before a court and let Reade present hers. The media should pretend at least to be impartial, by letting their viewers and readers hear both sides.
This, of course, will not happen.
Biden, the democrats and the media want to defeat Donald Trump at all cost. So, Biden will not make public documents that could harm him in any way. He will continue to hide by appearing in media outlets that will protect him. When he goes face-to-face with Trump it will be another thing entirely. Ultimately, it will be up to the voters to decide on his decency and the merits of these accusations.
This is just another episode in which history will remember the mainstream media and the Democratic Party as attackers of the vital due process and as corrupt hypocrites who weaponize and manipulate victims when it suits them and ignore victims when it doesn’t.