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kentuck

(111,667 posts)
Fri May 1, 2020, 08:46 AM May 2020

Get real!

The media is trying way too hard to prove a sexual assault allegation on Joe Biden from 27 years ago. They should be ashamed to even bring it up.

I guess they just gave up on the 17 sexual allegations against Donald J Trump? It was just too tough for them to investigate.

Yes, but 17 wrongs do not make 1 right, seems to be their argument?

They should crawl in a hole and hide.

Even if it was true, it would be inappropriate to investigate at this time in the manner they are doing it. They act as if it is a buffet of some sort. Oh, that one is too hard. Let's investigate this one from 27 years ago and let the others slide. We'll pick the low-hanging fruit.

No, if you can't do your job and get to the bottom of the allegations against Donald Trump, get off Joe Biden's back. You are embarrassing yourselves.

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jmg257

(11,996 posts)
2. You do know the media's job is to get ratings, right?
Fri May 1, 2020, 09:06 AM
May 2020

Of course they lean one way or the other, but that doesn't affect the bottom line.

Bet Mika had big ratings this AM talking to Joe about Reade.

And now she doesn't have to feel silly about NOT bringing it up as/if it gets more traction.

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
12. their job is to influence..
Fri May 1, 2020, 10:28 AM
May 2020

create a perception. Ratings measure that influence. Get rid of competition, you have more influence, and can better control what you want people to see. There is a reason why some stories are not told, and others are told on an hourly basis. It has nothing to do with 'ratings'.

Hav

(5,969 posts)
3. But only pointing back at Trump seems to suggest
Fri May 1, 2020, 09:10 AM
May 2020

that there's something there against Biden but Trump is worse when in fact her claims are so obviously fake.
This kind of defense is not needed when we only need to point at the ludicrous claims she's made. Those need to get demolished first.

kentuck

(111,667 posts)
4. At some point, there has to be a statute of limitations on unproven allegations.
Fri May 1, 2020, 09:16 AM
May 2020

They should not be taken seriously, in my opinion.

Hav

(5,969 posts)
5. That might be true but this isn't even the usual case
Fri May 1, 2020, 09:30 AM
May 2020

of he said she said where we have to weigh the arguments. She changed her story from shoulder touching to rape within a year. That should have been the end of it. It's a joke that the national news media is even treating this as anything serious.
She's also purposely vague regarding all aspects that could give Biden anything of substance to address and to defend himself. She wouldn't even name him in her stupid police report.

kentuck

(111,667 posts)
6. "It's a joke that the national news media is even treating this as anything serious."
Fri May 1, 2020, 09:31 AM
May 2020

Exactly!

kentuck

(111,667 posts)
8. They are reporting on it.
Fri May 1, 2020, 09:36 AM
May 2020

In my opinion, they should not be reporting on it. It is nothing more than a spurious allegation. It is not news.

kentuck

(111,667 posts)
10. I think it would depend on the circumstances.
Fri May 1, 2020, 09:54 AM
May 2020

A lot of stories are not printed about public figures because they do not have evidence or corroboration.

Alacritous Crier

(3,890 posts)
11. FWIW...
Fri May 1, 2020, 10:03 AM
May 2020

I think the timing is good in regard to the impact on the campaign. This will become a dealt with issue. Trump's continued mismanagement of COVID-19 and the related bodycount, along with his guaranteed showboating, bloopers and general foolishness will quickly move the news cycle on.

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