Remember when many on the Left told us we had to “believe all women” if they accused a man of sexual assault? Remember how they pronounced Justice Brett Kavanaugh guilty of attempted rape without any corroborating evidence? The Left’s Social Justice Warriors likewise ignored due process when it came to claims of sexual assaults against the president.
The media ran with these stories for weeks and continues to treat them as fact, even though they were largely proven to be false.
However, it is an entirely different story when a Democratic politician is accused of sexual assault. We remember the way the Left covered for—and continues to cover for—Bill Clinton, and now they’re doing it again.
This time, it is current DNC frontrunner Joe Biden being accused of sexually assaulting a woman…
And yet the media hasn’t said so much as a single word about it.
Media Turns A Blind Eye To Sexual Assault
A woman that worked for Biden when he was a Senator has accused the former vice president of “pinning her against a wall and penetrating her with his fingers without consent” in his Senate office in 1993. The woman is Tara Reade and she described the gruesome details on a podcast interview with Katie Halper.
Warning: The following description is graphic.
“He greeted me, he remembered my name, and then we were alone. It was the strangest thing. There was no like, exchange, really. He just had me up against the wall. His hands were on me and underneath my clothes, and he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers and he was kissing me at the same time and he was saying something to me. I remember him saying first, like, as he was doing it, ‘Do you wanna go somewhere else?’ And then him saying to me when I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing and I kind of pulled back and he said, ‘Come on, man. I heard you liked me.’”
Now, I am not going to be a hypocrite and immediately pronounce Biden guilty of the alleged crime without evidence, but by HIS OWN standard, Joe Biden shouldn’t be believed.
Biden said the following about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of trying to rape her at a party in college: “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.”
Ok, then, Joe, I guess that the “essence” of what Reade is talking about must be real too. By your own standard, you are guilty without needing due process of any kind.
The point of this article isn’t to proclaim that Biden is guilty. I have no idea whether he is or not, and even if I did have an opinion, the cause of justice requires that I wait for more evidence. My purpose here is to demonstrate the extreme double standard on the Left and in the media when it comes to Democrats being accused of sexual crimes.
The Intercept reported, “In January, Reade asked for help from the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which has supported accusers of high-profile people like Weinstein. Reade was reportedly told by the National Women’s Law Center, the organization within the Time’s Up fund is housed, that it couldn’t assist with accusations against a presidential candidate because it would jeopardize their non-profit status. The public relations firm that works on behalf of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund is SKDKnickerbocker, whose managing director, Anita Dunn, is the top adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign.”
Interesting. Clearly there is no conflict of interest there…
The hypocrisy is palpable.
A Massive Double Standard
Then there is the media’s coverage—or rather lack of coverage—of the accusation against Biden. The Media Research Center has written that, since the accusations came to light, none of the major networks (ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN) have reported about Reade’s allegation. Compare that to the media circus that was the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, when the major morning and evening news program spent 305 minutes per day covering the story.
Due process is dying in this country. The burden of proof now rests on the accused instead of the accuser to prove their innocence. That is not the criteria passed down to us in the Bill of Rights.
Those found guilty of rape and other sexual crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, but they must be found guilty in a trial of law, not by internet trolls or feminist groups.
It is a perversion of justice. Due process only exists for a Democrat like Joe Biden. Conservatives aren’t afforded the same rights in the court of public opinion.
If we are going to continue to be a nation based on the rule of law, this must change.