Michael Goodwin: Media's blackout of Biden allegations — here's the lesson they've learned

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Stop the presses, the left-wing media learned a lesson about how to cover sexual allegations against politicians. Unfortunately, they learned the wrong lesson.

For weeks, Tara Reade’s charge that Joe Biden forcibly penetrated her in 1993 was too hot to handle. None of the #MeToo crusaders would go near it, lest they hurt Biden and help re-elect Donald Trump.

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That’s not the behavior of journalists. That’s the behavior of a Praetorian Guard.

Then suddenly, the media blackout collapsed and is being replaced by an intense hunt for the long-ago truth. What changed?

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Two things. First, the Biden protection racket drew a chorus of criticism over the obvious double standard in the way the same media and their Democratic masters trumpeted wild charges against Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation.

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Nearly all the charges dealt with his high school and college years, none were supported by clear evidence, yet it was enough for the left to declare Kavanaugh a rapist. Politics doesn’t get any nastier.

The second cause for the turnabout was Biden’s Friday interview on MSNBC. It was the first time he personally addressed ­Reade’s charge and while he was strong in his absolute denial, he failed to put the issue to rest.

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