The New York Times finally got around to a story (page 20-21) on sexual assault allegations made against Joe Biden by former staffer Tara Reade. The trappings were comprehensive, with many interviews about the alleged incident, but this particular #meToo tale got a cool reception, as reporters Lisa Lerer and Sydney Ember emphasized doubts, scrupulousness the paper manifestly failed to show regarding charges made against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
And there was one paragraph (encapsulated in an already notorious deleted tweet) so jaw-dropping that it was swiftly edited out. But Twitchy caught that gaffe by the Times:
BUSTED: The NYT stealth-edited the 'deep dive' into the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden https://t.co/d2onVUc6YR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 12, 2020
Other than the unwanted “touching,” no problems?
The coolly written online headline deck gave the slant away: “Examining Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden — Ms. Reade, a former Senate aide, has accused Mr. Biden of assaulting her in 1993 and says she told others about it. A Biden spokeswoman said the allegation is false, and former Senate office staff members do not recall such an incident.” (Read more from “New York Times on Biden Sex Scandal: No Misconduct ‘Beyond Hugs, Kisses and Touching’” HERE)