A battle between Bernie Sanders supporters and the Democrat establishment was foreshadowed in comments made by Bernie’s paid campaign staffer Kyle Jurek back in January. That battle is currently manifesting in sexual assault allegations made by former Joe Biden staffer and Bernie supporter Tara Reade, initially brought to light by pro-Bernie socialist podcaster Katie Halper in late March and amplified by socialist outlets Democracy Now! and The Intercept.
“Do you want to fight against the revolution?” Jurek said. “You’re gonna die for it, mother f**ker!” The mainstream media ignored the incendiary comments, which were exposed by journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. Jurek is a self-described “anarcho-communist” who stated that If Bernie doesn’t get the Democratic nomination, cities “will burn.” When Bernie stepped down, his supporters responded by relentlessly attacking presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on social media, throwing out as much as possible hoping that something would stick. One of their attacks that appears to have “stuck” are the allegations put forth by Tara Reade.
As Tara Reade’s accusations have gained credibility, many Americans have observed the stark contrast with the mainstream media and MeToo Movement’s bland reaction on the allegations against Biden versus the intense response to similar, less credible charges against now-Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh made by leftist activist Christine Blasey Ford.
Multiple Witnesses Corroborate Tara Reade’s Allegations of Sexual Assault
Multiple individuals close to one-time Biden staffer Tara Reade have come forward to corroborate her claim that former vice president Joe Biden allegedly sexually assaulted her in 1993 while she was working in his office.
At least two friends, her brother, and a neighbor have all confirmed that Reade relayed the story to them in the mid-90’s. Biden did not help his case when he responded disastrously to questions from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, who displayed a rare moment of journalism when she pointedly asked Joe Biden whether he would allow University of Delaware records that could potentially include information about Tara Reade to be unsealed.
As reported at RAIR Foundation USA, Biden “claimed in part that the records would remain sealed because otherwise, he reasoned, records would be used as ‘fodder’ in context of hid campaign and could be ‘taken out of context.'”
When pressed by Brzezinski on whether records only specific to Tara Reade could be searched, he continued to resist. Watch his cringe-worthy response courtesy of the Daily Caller:
Disappointed Bernie Supporters Pushed the Tara Reade Story to the Forefront
Now that the mainstream media is being forced to report on Tara Reade, the new spin appears to be that the political right is running a “smear campaign” against Joe Biden. As reported at the Washington Free Beacon, MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace stated:
“The right isn’t running an intellectually honest operation to get to the bottom of whether Tara Reade was victimized,” Wallace said. “The right is running a smear campaign against Joe Biden. The right wants to create some sort of equal playing field on which Donald Trump’s nearly two dozen accusers sort of have some company on the other side.”
While the mainstream media has been exceedingly reluctant to the cover the Tara Reade allegations, disappointed Bernie Sanders supporters pushed the Tara Reade story into the forefront, with the help of social media. As mentioned above, Tara Reade supported Bernie Sanders.
Socialist podcaster and pro-Bernie activist Katie Halper initially interviewed Tara Reade on March 28, 2020 and pro-Bernie socialist organization Democracy Now! was one of the first to interview Reade:
Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media & the Me Too Movement
In addition to Bernie Sanders supporters, many Americans have observed the blatant hypocrisy by the media and the so-called MeToo Movement, which declined to support Tara Reade as first reported at the socialist publication Intercept.
While Tara Reade’s account of alleged abuse has been confirmed by numerous people, the establishment media seized upon a flimsy account of sexual assault against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh made by leftist activist Christine Blasey Ford, despite zero evidence that she ever even met him.
When the mainstream media finally reported on the Reade story, they did mental gymnastics to downplay the allegations. For example, the New York Times faced heat for stealth-removing references (original article here) to previous complaints made about Biden, as well as deleting a Tweet with similar ridiculous language.
While Bernie Supporters want to bring Biden down because they ultimately want a communist revolution, the mainstream media has a vested interest in maintaining their iron-grip on their platform, and the power that comes along with controlling the narrative. Regular Americans, however, just want the truth.