After being promoted as breaking information on Twitter, the PBS NewsHour on Friday night time reported on 74 interviews they did with Biden staffers about Tara Reade’s accusations and her brief profession in Biden’s workplace in 1993. It added as much as serving to Biden climate the accusation.
Reporters Lisa Desjardins and Daniel Bush summed up:
LISA DESJARDINS: We have been in a position to have in-depth interviews with some 74 of them. Now, 62 of those former staffers have been girls. And to an individual, Judy, these girls instructed us they’d by no means had any expertise that was uncomfortable with the previous vp or ever heard of any expertise that was uncomfortable or, worse, a lot of them stated they’d frolicked with him alone throughout work hours and that they’d — they wished to say that they — most of them did not wish to mirror on whether or not on what Tara Reade is saying was true or not.
However they did say that it didn’t mirror their experiences in any respect, particularly in a office that Dan and I each heard from them they felt empowered girls….
DANIEL BUSH: I might add to that additionally that a variety of the previous staffers we spoke to stated that, whereas they by no means felt uncomfortable, they did verify what everyone knows about Joe Biden, which is his historical past, his behavior of reaching out, making bodily contact with folks he speaks to, touching them.
We spoke to individuals who stated on the time of this it was identified about Biden that he would rub your shoulders, squeeze your shoulders, give folks hugs and kisses.
And, once more, whereas the folks we spoke to say they themselves did not really feel uncomfortable, they did acknowledge that former Vice President Biden would not appear to have robust — a powerful social sign by way of when that sort of contact is needed or not.
Again in 1991, Clarence Thomas’s co-workers confirmed overwhelming help for Thomas and rejected Anita Hill’s claims, however that did not decelerate the media’s I Consider Anita boosters. However the PBS pundits moved to dismiss the Reade case.
David Brooks stated: “There is a Politico report trying into some Tara Reade’s previous allegations in different instances, different elements of her life. And I feel the underside line is, when you have been an individual who was saying, ought to this challenge be an issue for me in voting for Joe Biden, I feel the arrow has moved into much less of an issue.”
Mark Shields agreed: “Suggesting that this was the one and solely time in his total life that he sexually assaulted a lady who has reported it simply appears more and more unlikely. That is all.”
Politico ran a hit piece by Natasha Korecki headlined:
‘Manipulative, deceitful, consumer’: Tara Reade left a path of aggrieved acquaintances
Numerous those that crossed paths with Biden’s accuser say they keep in mind two issues: She spoke favorably about her time working for Biden, and she or he left them feeling duped.
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On Twitter, Stephen Miller instructed Politico did NOT take this strategy with Christine Blasey Ford two years in the past: