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Are Biden’s And Kavanaugh’s Sexual Abuse Cases Comparable?

They are similar despite media bias

These cases are very different

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There are clear similarities between the Joe Biden and Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault cases, suggests J. Peder Zane of News Observer. Both women's complaints resemble one another and are hard to prove, as the alleged incidents happened decades ago. However, the media has covered Tara Reade's accusations against Biden far more skeptically. ABC, NBC, CNN and MSNBC didn't ask Biden about it in interviews shortly after Reade's story came out. Many outlets are showing clear bias in its coverage of these two stories. Kavanaugh was treated far more aggressively and his accuser was given far more support for political reasons.

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The sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden and Brett Kavanaugh are not comparable, holds Michelle Goldberg of The New York Times. Four people gave testimonies that Christine Blasey Ford had previously told them about being assaulted by Kavanaugh. Her therapist's notes and a polygraph test also backed her allegations up. Meanwhile, Tara Reade, Biden's accuser, indicated that she was timing her accusation to hurt him as much as possible in an old tweet. Her story also changed over the years. Neither of these points means she's clearly lying, however. Still, dropping Biden would take a lot more evidence than what has been presented so far.

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