As the case for Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee gain momentum, it seems that for some of the party, truth doesn’t really matter. And some are even willing to admit that.
When Reade first made her allegations public at the end of March, the world as a whole was relatively silent on the issue. Politicians, media outlets, and celebrities that had screamed at the top of their lungs a mere two years earlier for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s head on a platter or at least an investigation into similar accusations, all but buried their heads in the sand.
Even now, nearly a full two months later, many such as the most prominent women’s rights groups and activists are still closemouthed.
However, with no less than six people being able to at least partially corroborate Reade’s story, her allegations are gaining more credibility. And thus causing quite a few to question the Democrats’ choice of a presidential candidate.
The New York Times, which generally swings to the left, is even calling for an investigation into the situation. As the editorial stating so says, “The Democratic National Committee should move to investigate the matter swiftly and thoroughly, with the full cooperation of the Biden campaign.”
Now, of course, it can clearly be seen as an effort to clear Biden’s name, as well as a way for themselves to appear impartial, but at least they are seeking truth somewhat.
It’s just too bad, few other media members agree.
One of the most blatant responses of opposition to the editorial comes from Politico and The Hill’s co-founder Martin Tolchin, who wrote a letter to the editor, saying that he is firmly against an investigation basically because it could discredit Biden and allow Trump to win another four years in the Oval Office.
The NYT was all too willing to publish Tolchin’s words.
“I totally disagree with this editorial. I don’t want an investigation. I want a coronation of Joe Biden.” And he continued, adding, “I don’t want justice, whatever that may be. I want a win, the removal of Donald Trump from office, and Mr. Biden is our best chance.”
Tolchin, who is also a former member of The Times’ Washington office, went on to explain himself by saying that if such an investigation were to happen and Biden was found guilty or other “damaging information” was released, it might mean that the former VP would lose the nomination, giving Trump an almost guaranteed win over the Democrats in November.
He wrote, “Suppose an investigation reveals damaging information concerning his relationship with Tara Reade or something else, and Mr. Biden loses the nomination to Senator Bernie Sanders or someone else with a minimal chance of defeating Mr. Trump. Should we really risk the possibility?”
It doesn’t get much more precise than that, ladies and gentlemen.
Tolchin wants Trump out of the White House. The only way he can see that happening is if Biden wins the nomination. And any investigation into Sleepy Joe just might prove detrimental to those chances.
He even admits that Biden wouldn’t make a great president, but for Tolchin and many Democrats, that doesn’t really matter. He says in his response, “Would he (Biden) make a great president? Unlikely. Would he make a good president? Good enough.”
And apparently ‘good enough’ is better than what he thinks Trump is, because he continued, “Would he make a better president than the present occupant? Absolutely.”
Again, all that matters is that Trump loses.
I’m sorry, but when I go the voting polls in November, I am not looking for just a ‘good enough’ president. In fact, I don’t know anyone in their right mind who does.
As The Times said in their editorial, “Mr. Biden is seeking the nation’s highest office.” And that office shouldn’t be filled with someone we simply settle for.
Nor should it be taken by someone who, at this point, may or may not have sexually assaulted someone. Even Tolchin, by saying these comments, admits that Biden may be guilty. But for the sake of the party, he can’t let that be known.
With outlet leaders like this, no wonder the media is so against the truth.