FLASHBACK: Joe Biden Once Cared About Women Who Made Sexual Misconduct Accusations
A former vice president and potential 2020 presidential candidate once believed strongly that women who came forward with sexual misconduct allegations should be believed, despite the fact that he has laughed off his own #MeToo scandal this week.
“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,” Joe Biden told The Washington Post in September.
At the time, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was in the middle of a vicious confirmation process to the nation’s highest court, having been accused of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford.
But this week, Biden did not seem so keen on presuming that he has made women uncomfortable. Biden has been accused by five women of inappropriate touching, which made all of the women uncomfortable. Friday, he dismissively joked about the allegations.
“I am not sorry for anything I have ever done,” he later said when confronted by reporters.
To that end, The Washington Post hasn’t been quite so critical of Biden, despite the fact that it was the outlet that broke the Blasey Ford allegations. This week, it downplayed Biden’s touching and smelling, calling it “affectionate.”
The Jeff Bezos-owned blog is garnering a reputation for burying stories about maltreatment of women on behalf of prominent Democrats.
Big League Politics reported:
The Washington Post continued its bizarre coverage of the Virginia’s scandal-plagued elected Democrats, opting to hit the Gov. Ralph Northam for his racist past, but ignoring Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s alleged history of sexual assault.
One of Fairfax’s two accusers, Vanessa Tyson, brought her sexual assault allegations to the paper in December of 2017, offering Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) as a corroborating witness. The paper opted not to run the story, saying that it did not meet its editorial standards because there were no corroborating witnesses. Big League Politics exclusively reported that Tyson told at least five professional colleagues about the incident, all of whom spoke with The New York Times and confirmed Tyson’s story.
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