Disinfo: US’ media keep silence on Biden’s accusations of sexual harassment

Summary

Joe Biden, who plans to compete for the post of head of state on a Democratic Party ticket, was accused of sexual harassment. But what is curious: the press and the public, who usually relish such stories in detail, are now simply keeping silent.The largest television channels ignored the story. Nobody even asks Joe Biden about accusations of harassment. It is worth noting that the most influential US media support the Democrats. It turns out that when the presidency and the interests of his candidate are at stake, the harassment and rights of women journalists are not so worrying.

Disproof

The statement is untrue. Russia's Channel 1 (Pervyi Kanal) released its report on Biden on April 29th. On April 27th, CNN's editor urged Joe Biden to address the accusations. On May 2nd, Joe Biden sent a letter to the secretary of the Senate requesting the release of any documents related to a sexual assault allegation made by onetime staffer Tara Reade, as reported by CNN. The New York Times, was one of the first outlets in the US to report on the allegations on April 12th, even interviewing Tara Read who accused Biden of sexual harassment. The Washington Post published its own investigation.

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  • Reported in: Issue 195
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Joe Biden

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