Tara Reade, a former staff member for Senator Joe Biden in the 1990s, claims he sexually assaulted her in 1993. There were no witnesses, she says, and so she didn’t go public with the accusation — Biden immediately denied the accusation saying “It is completely false.”
Since the accusations came to light in late March, the story has not been ran on major media organizations such as ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN, according to the Media Research Center (MRC) which is an organization that monitors media coverage.
Just over a year ago when Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by Blasey Ford, MRC says “the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows churned out 305 minutes of coverage, a scant amount of that airtime — less than five minutes — mentioned that none of the witnesses named by Ford would confirm her story.”
The Media Research Center also made note that CNN, MSNBC and NBC have hosted Biden for a total of three interviews (including an hour-long town hall on CNN), and no host asked a single question about these new allegations.
To get legal help, Tara Reade reached out to Time’s Up, established in the wake of the #MeToo movement to help survivors tell their stories. Time’s Up said it could not fund a #MeToo allegation against Joe Biden, citing its nonprofit status and his presidential run.