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A Joe Biden supporter apparently expressed hope that the FBI would launch a criminal investigation into three liberal journalists for their reporting of the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations against the presumptive 2020 Democrat presidential nominee.
In a now apparently deleted tweet, Lindy Li wrote that “Now that Tara Reade’s story has completely imploded, I hope the @FBI investigates @NathanJRobinson, @kthalps @ryangrim for their role in this fraud. Tara or whatever your actual name is, you have actually harmed real #metoo survivors.”
On the left and the right, many would disagree that Reade’s charge has imploded at all. Most likely it will continue to be an issue for the Biden campaign.
I don't think this would be a good idea. pic.twitter.com/xx6TIqa3wp
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) May 2, 2020
Nathan Robinson, Katie Halper, and Ryan Grim write for Current Affairs, Rolling Stone, and The Intercept, respectively, which are left-wing news outlets.
Leftists used to champion the First Amendment and freedom of the press, but with situational ethics apparently in play and perhaps a proxy struggle between Biden and Bernie Sanders supporters, they appear to be fighting among themselves. Parenthetically, liberals seem to have abandoned civil liberties protections during the coronavirus pandemic.
On the left: a Biden delegate demanding the FBI investigate journalists who reported on or even discussed Reade's accusations.
On the right: a Biden delegate arguing that the position of the vagina means Reade could not have been penetrated involuntarily & just wants attention: pic.twitter.com/LpJHRyx4yB
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 2, 2020
Li’s Twitter feed describes her as a Joe Biden delegate candidate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. According to Law & Crime, Li also helped lead Biden’s Asian-American outreach.
Halper apparently responded to Li with this tweet:
Only after the FBI investigates you for treason. Has Joe seen this? pic.twitter.com/brbHnxhBgo
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) May 2, 2020
In another post that is still active, Li claimed that Reade’s accusation was a ploy to replace Biden with Bernie Sanders on the Democrat ticket.
Despite the fact that the Democrat establishment seems to be circling the wagons around its presumptive nominee, speculation continues to mount that Sleepy Joe may not make it as the nominee by the time the convention rolls around. Reade has said that she feels marginalized and discounted by the establishment of her party, especially in the context of how female Democrats reacted.
Biden appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday and denied the allegation by Reade, a lifelong Democrat who was a former U.S. Senate staffer for Biden in 1993,
Virtually all Democrat politicians have discounted Reade’s claim, despite their adherence to the believe-all-women mantra, most recently in connection with the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Many observers have maintained that Reade’s claim has far more corroboration than that leveled against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.
In her contemporaneous complaint, Reade evidently has conceded that she omitted the specific words “sexual harassment” according to the Associated Press, which Li and others have seized upon to discredit her. Grim fired back that AP subsequently clarified its headline to indicate that Reade was not walking back her allegation against Biden.
The AP changed its headline, so maybe call the cops back and tell them to stand down for now. She described sexual harassment but didn’t use the term. pic.twitter.com/LWREqU864n
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) May 2, 2020
Li also mocked Reade for canceling this morning’s interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
According to Law & Crime, “Li lost her job as treasurer of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats in February after tweeting out a doctored video of Biden’s then-opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).”
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