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THE LATEST: Joe Biden Denies Allegations of Sexual Assault by Tara Reade

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.01.20

Former Vice President and Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden publicly denied allegations of sexual assault Friday from a member of his staff nearly 30 years ago.

“Did you sexually assault Tara Reade?” asked MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.

“No, it is not true. I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened. And it didn’t. It never happened,” denied Biden.

Tara Reade -a former staffer to Joe Biden- alleges the former Senator sexually assaulted her in Washington, DC roughly three decades ago and is now the center of a political scandal at the center of the 2020 presidential election.

“Reade accepted a staff position for then-Delaware Sen. Biden in the fall of 1992 after having interned for then-Rep. Leon Panetta, a friend of the senator. One of the main roles of her position was to oversee the office interns. She recalled her early time in the office as being ‘very positive,’ noting a holiday party she attended at Biden’s Delaware residence. One of her biggest highlights was meeting Maya Angelou at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1993,” writes Fox News.

“When he’d see me, he’d usually put his hands on me. And that’s just something he did. And I didn’t like it. It made me uncomfortable,” Reade told Fox News in an extensive interview. “Like, for instance, I had worked for Leon Panetta and others later, and no one had ever done that with me. Like my boss had never put their hands on me, so that was strange to me.”

“While she had not yet filed a formal complaint, she did recall having conversations with Marianne Baker, Biden’s executive assistant, and Ted Kaufman, his chief of staff, about his alleged behavior, saying they ‘took notes,” adds Fox.

Watch Biden’s comments above.

BUSTED! NY TIMES Says They Won’t Show Virus Briefings Because They’ve ‘Become Campaign Events’ for Trump

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.15.20

The New York Times escalated their ongoing feud with the White House this week; saying they won’t live-stream the daily Coronavirus press briefing because they’ve “become like campaign events” for President Trump.

“We’ve decided not to live-stream stream the briefings because they were becoming like campaign events,” said Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet. “We will write about them as warranted.”

 

The same editor admitted earlier this week that the newspaper changed a story on allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden because the phrasing was “awkward.”

“I want to ask about some edits that were made after publication, the deletion of the second half of the sentence: ‘The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.’ Why did you do that?” asked the Times’ Ben Smith.

“Even though a lot of us, including me, had looked at it before the story went into the paper, I think that the campaign thought that the phrasing was awkward and made it look like there were other instances in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct. And that’s not what the sentence was intended to say,” said Executive Editor Dean Baquet.

“We didn’t think it was a factual mistake. I thought it was an awkward phrasing issue that could be read different ways and that it wasn’t something factual we were correcting. So I didn’t think that was necessary,” he added.

Read the full interview here.

BUSTED! NYT Editor Says Paper Changed Biden Sexual Assault Story Because the ‘Phrasing Was Awkward’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.14.20

The Executive Editor of the New York Times defended his newspaper’s decision to alter a story focused on allegations of sexual assault against Joe Biden Tuesday; saying they changed the article because the phrasing was “awkward.”

“I want to ask about some edits that were made after publication, the deletion of the second half of the sentence: ‘The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable.’ Why did you do that?” asked the Times’ Ben Smith.

“Even though a lot of us, including me, had looked at it before the story went into the paper, I think that the campaign thought that the phrasing was awkward and made it look like there were other instances in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct. And that’s not what the sentence was intended to say,” said Executive Editor Dean Baquet.

“We didn’t think it was a factual mistake. I thought it was an awkward phrasing issue that could be read different ways and that it wasn’t something factual we were correcting. So I didn’t think that was necessary,” he added.

Read the full interview here.

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