"You're nothing": Joe Biden rape victim comes forward in brave audio interview

Oct 26, 2017
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Yeah, Biden needs to drop out. Trump will crush him with this. What a fucking disgrace. Fuck Joe Biden
Trump "crushing him" would be pot calling kettle black though, and reinstigate all of his record that we've heard in the past few years.

Maybe this will finally wake up the fucking Dems to back Bernie instead of ignoring him.
 

Plumbob

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Trump "crushing him" would be pot calling kettle black though, and reinstigate all of his record that we've heard in the past few years.

Maybe this will finally wake up the fucking Dems to back Bernie instead of ignoring him.
Why would Democrats back a candidate whose supporters don't show up to vote?
 

Bass2448

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Oct 27, 2017
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So.. what can realistically happen here? Can the DNC disqualify Biden? I doubt they care enough about rape victims to do the right thing but how do we see this going?
 

blackw0lf48

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Unfortunately there is very little bandwidth in the media right now for anything except the virus. It’s possible though that this is leading more media mainstream journalists to investigate and that this could be covered once the crisis starts to die down.

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demosthenes

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Oct 25, 2017
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Give them to Bernie, have Warren be VP. Boom, election won. We'd fucking crush them. I hate this tip toeing around the obvious to continue propping up a rapist.
edit: Don't see staff post in threadmarks so I'll just leave this thread as I can't actually read it.
edit 2: If the "Staff Post" is the warning at the bottom. Why not make a thread mark which stands out?
 

Stooge

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Oct 29, 2017
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She did not fully disclose last time, so any previous investigations should be redone.
Yeah, this allegation is far more serious than the neck rubbing/retaliation story from earlier in the year (not that that was a great look either). I would think they would want to at the very least be able to verify things like her employment history and timeline of events. Her posts have had a lot of details to them that should be verifiable and the interview with the paper from Nevada county mentioned an off-the-record source who corroborated the previous story. But it's not like you can easily google low-level Senate staffers from the late 80s/early 90s and with Covid-19 pulling records or getting FOIA requests is going to take much longer than normal.

Unless she happens to have old pay-stubs or W2s easily available that can corroborate some basic timelines I would expect this to take a few days at the least.
 

sthef360

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Oct 28, 2017
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Will they if Trump is the other option? I bet people will be willing to vote for the lesser of two evils. This time, the evil part is literal.

the logic will be to get rid of Trump first and then Biden next.
I get you, and for my vote? RBG's seat and the federal judiciary are too important to let Trump have another 4 years. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

But at the same time, I absolutely get that for many this isn't going to feel like a palatable "lesser of 2 evils" scenario. 'Trump the Monster' vs 'Joe the Status Quo Defender'? That's a lesser of two evils scenario. But if this gains traction, and doesn't have some massive bombshell where she's discredited, its going to feel like 'equal evils' for many.
 

muteKi

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You realize Trump has 30 sexual assault allegations, including rape, right?
For as much as people make the supreme court into an important talking point about why Biden matters, it's weird that it's not obvious that getting folks like Kavanaugh into nearly-untouchable positions of power is not a bug but a feature for the people who compose Trump's base. The people upset by an impending Biden nomination are not about to go out and support Trump instead. The whole point is to depress turnout among the dems.
 

Lentic

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What's also shocking to hear is how the people who worked for him tried to silence her as well. Lines up with how this usually goes.
 

Surfinn

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Refinery29 has an article up about the allegation. Just reiterating what we already know so far. I expect more media to cover this week ends.
There were no witnesses to Reade’s assault, but she told The Intercept that she'd spoken to a close friend, as well as her brother, at the time of the alleged assault, and both have confirmed this with The Intercept. Reade said Thursday morning on Rising on Hill TV Live that she’s waited so long to speak publicly about what happened because she was afraid of retaliation, and also because back then she “didn’t have the framework” to understand what had happened to her.
Oh wow I didn't realize her close friend and brother both confirmed to The Intercept that Reade told them about the assault before.
 

blue_whale

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I hope that if this really does materialize, that the DNC does the right thing and pick a clean candidate. There are so many people that ran a good primary that don't have rape allegations.
 

BADMAN

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This is probably the biggest media site coverage yet. I suspect more could follow.
 

Surfinn

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This is probably the biggest media site coverage yet. I suspect more could follow.
If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
This article has offered more empathy and support than 95% of posts here on ERA about the accusation, including mods.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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What is “Refinery29”?
An online media site similar to Vice and HuffPo but focused on women:

Also Yahoo has an article up but it looks to be the same one as Refinery29:
 
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Dalek

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An online media site similar to Vice and HuffPo but focused on women:

Also Yahoo has an article up but it looks to be the same one as Refinery29:
But what is the significance of the name?
 

thepotatoman

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Unfortunately there is very little bandwidth in the media right now for anything except the virus. It’s possible though that this is leading more media mainstream journalists to investigate and that this could be covered once the crisis starts to die down.

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Yet they have the bandwidth to write an article about Biden's super-pac's change in personnel.

 

CamberGreber

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Dec 27, 2019
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I would vote for "Alledged Rapist" Biden over "Alledged Rapist" Trump any day of the week.

These are Dark Times. The White Knight is not coming.
 

Chrome Hyena

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Oct 30, 2017
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CNN like every other major news organization is either investigating it on their own or have already investigated it when she came out with this around last April.
Bingo, those are really the only two choices, either they are doing it, or they did and didn't find her story credible. I don't think for a second they'd cover it up. They ran the email bullshit nonstop, constantly.
 

Stooge

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Oct 29, 2017
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Bingo, those are really the only two choices, either they are doing it, or they did and didn't find her story credible. I don't think for a second they'd cover it up. They ran the email bullshit nonstop, constantly.
Yeah right now the coverage of this is the army of unpaid writers creating relink summary articles of other people's articles. I.e. the face of 'new' journalism.

The major outlets will either be vetting the story or have vetted the story. They aren't covering this up. They covered all the bullshit about hillary
 

Karonoth

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oh boy, this is gonna be a rough election if this is the first time y'all are seeing these age old gifs.
I remember seeing the first one and thinking it was creepy. But I had never seen the last one with the little girl. How is there any doubt this guy is a sexual predator when there is actual footage?
 

Cbrun44

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Kind of bothers me how many people around here seem to be so giddy about this. Simply thinking this is going to knock Biden down to pull Bernie back up. Calling for Biden to drop, not because of the allegation, but because he's not your preferred candidate. And that's what it is.

Allegations should always be taken seriously but until this gets reported by outlets other than The Intercept call me skeptical. The reason I'm skeptical... The Intercept is alone. And The Intercept has had an agenda from the beginning... Bernie Sanders.

And let's be real other organizations have likely already investigated this. This is not a new story. Do people seriously not think everyone would run with this if a story existed? There is no vast conspiracy.