CNN Hypes Anita Hill Endorsing Biden While Totally Ignoring Tara Reade

National   |   Brad Wilmouth   |   Sep 8, 2020   |   9:13AM   |   Washington, DC

The media love playing up endorsements for the Democrats. On the Labor Day edition of CNN’s New Day, the show hyped Brandeis University professor and sexual harassment activist Anita Hill’s decision to endorse Joe Biden for President as the show previewed one of its upcoming documentaries on the presidential candidates.

As CNN’s Gloria Borger relayed that Hill has hopes of working with a President Biden on issues of “gender violence,” Tara Reade’s accusations of sexual assault against Biden were not mentioned at all.

At 8:46 a.m. as an eight-minute segment was devoted to plugging the documentary, the first four and a half minutes were spent on Hill’s reasons for deciding to vote for Biden.

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After noting that Hill wished that then-Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Biden in 1991 had been more aggressive in siding with her as she publicly accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, Borger was seen asking her if her vote would be more for Biden or against President Donald Trump. Hill responded: “Actually, it’s more about the survivors of gender violence. That’s really what it’s about.”

A bit later, as Borger discussed the interview with New Day co-host John Berman and fill-in co-host Erica Hill, Borger added that Anita Hill was trying to signal that other women who have been victimized can feel comfortable voting for the Democratic nominee:

In talking to her, I think she felt she had a responsibility. I think — as you heard her say — there’s a whole lot of women out there who are effected by gender violence and sexual harassment. And I think she wanted to give them permission to, in a way, say, ‘Okay, if I can vote for Joe Biden and say it’s okay, then you can.’

Even though Anita Hill’s claims against Thomas were entirely about inappropriate sexual talk, in contrast with the physical assault accusations against Biden by Reade — who used to work in his Senate office in the early 1990s — nothing at all was mentioned about the allegations against Biden.

In the last part of the segment, as Biden’s religious practices were discussed, the CNN team avoided mentioning that the reason some accuse the Democratic candidate of not being sincere in adherence to Catholicism is because he supports the left’s radical agenda on abortion.

BORGER: I don’t know if you’ve seen the clip, you know, he carries Beau’s rosary with him. Senator Coons tells me in this documentary that he watched Joe Biden slip into church many times back home in Delaware announced, and that, you know, Biden is a man of faith — which is why it is so striking to me when, during the Republican convention, there were people saying, you know, “He’s not a real Catholic.” He is a devout Catholic. And I remember talking to one of his staffers saying, I mean, you know, “Even when we travel abroad, we have to find somewhere where he can go to church on Sunday and pray.”

This episode of CNN’s New Day was sponsored by Casper. Their contact information is linked. Note: Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a graduate of the University of Virginia. This column originally appeared on the NewsBusters web site and is reprinted with permission.