After weeks of overwhelming silence from mainstream media outlets, The New York Times’ editorial board weighed in on Tara Reade’s allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden. While The Washington Post concluded that Biden should address Reade’s claims directly, which the former vice president then did on Friday’s edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, NYT wants to put the case in the hands of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). NYT’s editorial board advocates for an “unbiased” panel, created by the DNC, to investigate Reade’s claims:
NYT ed board wants "an unbiased, apolitical panel, put together by the DNC" to examine Biden Senate papers.— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) May 2, 2020
Might as well just say there's little Biden can do to satisfy critics, since any panel assembled by DNC won't be accepted as unbiased
The board’s suggestion, which relies on the DNC to assemble an “unbiased” committee to assess misconduct allegations against their own candidate is bizarre, to say the least:
Is this satire? “unbiased, apolitical panel, put together by the DNC” https://t.co/2ZnoBb6iEi— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) May 3, 2020
The New York Times Biden editorial is truly beyond parody. We called for FBI probe of Kavanaugh, Times says, so now we call for DNC probe of Biden. Democrats will be 'unbiased, apolitical.' And please, no media digging. This is too important for that. https://t.co/lfi077oi66 pic.twitter.com/EQHHeUkHzN— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 3, 2020
This editorial from The Times is something. The Tara Reade allegations are too important to be investigated by the media so we need experts at the DNC to reach an unbiased conclusion!https://t.co/mDavaEneYr pic.twitter.com/ri24N9s0wJ— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) May 2, 2020
Beyond parody. https://t.co/ZplWdVC5vs— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 3, 2020
The NYT’s suggestion was not well received at the DNC. The committee claims that Biden was already investigated during the Obama campaign’s vice presidential vetting process, and that his denial is sufficient to satisfy the DNC:
Indeed, investigating Reade’s claims does not fall under the jurisdiction of the DNC. However, the committee’s assertion that Biden was already thoroughly vetted is rich; when Republicans reminded Democrats that then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh had already been subject to multiple FBI background checks during his decades-long tenure of public service, Democrats insisted that a new investigation was mandatory.
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