CNN’s Chris Cillizza upsets a lot of people every time he publishes one of his news analyses, but he’s really pushing it Saturday by suggesting that Joe Biden needs to directly address the sexual assault allegations leveled against him by former staffer Tara Reade.
Joe Biden needs to address this directly https://t.co/d4arptp8nR
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) April 25, 2020
This is pretty big news: CNN’s Cillizza is highlighting a rare CNN story on Reade and an episode of “Larry King Live” in which Reade’s mother calls in and seemingly corroborates her daughter’s run-in with a prominent senator. But how could anyone to get Biden, and not just his campaign’s PR outfit, to directly address it?
Just wondering if you might happen to know anyone (I mean anyone) in the news media who would be in a position to ask Joe directly? You know, like someone who works at CNN maybe? Long shot but worth checking into, no? https://t.co/ztJZaJG64e
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) April 25, 2020
Someone from your network should ask him directly the next time you bring him on for an interview https://t.co/mQF53opxzk
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 25, 2020
Maybe someone who works at a major news network can ask him until he answers satisfactorily.
— Razor (@hale_razor) April 25, 2020
If only you were a reporter at a major cable outlet who could ask him. Oh well. https://t.co/2NSq80gh6f
— Beard and Circus (@Shooter_ptpx01) April 25, 2020
Let's brainstorm: how could we make this happen? Hmmm. Let's think. https://t.co/U2PLbtI6v1
— Matthew A. Duda (@nnw59) April 25, 2020
Why doesn't CNN ask him? He's on your channel most days. You can ask him yourself.
— Phil (@P_J_Kopp) April 25, 2020
I've got an idea: Maybe someone on a TV program could, like, ask him about it. They could call it "reporting". https://t.co/WiItDVBkLY
— Open America (@MrSimpleSense) April 25, 2020
If only you knew someone who worked for a major news organization who could ask him about this.
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) April 25, 2020
Has anyone mentioned to you that you're a journalist and you could well look into it? Instead of giving him a pass?
— Attila the Honeybun. (@TimMansplainsIt) April 25, 2020
HMMM if only there was a news outlet that Biden will do an interview with??????? https://t.co/dQ3RxzVyKO
— CJ Good (@Aidansheart) April 25, 2020
Do you know any reporters?
— Teddy Obermann (@ObermannTeddy) April 25, 2020
It's just too bad you don't know any journalists so they could ask.
— Bonnie Blue (@BonnieBlueTK) April 25, 2020
— CorpsDawg (@CorpsDawg) April 25, 2020
If only there was a whole industry of ppl who do this for a living… You know anyone with a political news show you can Text? https://t.co/Hy1k8rjyG5
— Branson Taylor (@Btaylor74) April 25, 2020
Know any journalists who can ask him?
— Adeptus Archer the Needlessly Defiant (@ArcherMint) April 25, 2020
No chance you confront him on it, keyboard warrior.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) April 25, 2020
If only we had an institution with “reporters” and “newscasts” and “print editions” who could address this to the candidate directly.
— furious_Stay Six Feet Away_a (@furious_a) April 25, 2020
Man, if only you worked for a major news company.
— James Rumsfeld (@JamesRumsfeld) April 25, 2020
You can ask him anytime, brave firefighter.
— Guy Faux (@Faux_Guy_) April 25, 2020
Gosh, if only there were organizations devoted to asking public figures questions and broadcasting their answers to the nation…. https://t.co/CKztobI20r
— Megan Bush (@MeganLBush) April 25, 2020
If only were there a profession whose practitioners ask politicians questions they don't want to answer.
We can name that profession "journalism" or something. https://t.co/UCMyAE9Ffs
— National Conservatives ? (@TheNewRight) April 25, 2020
Well, here's an idea: see if you can find any of what are called "journalists" (know any?) and ask them to ask Joe the next time they see him. https://t.co/U2PLbtqv6r
— Matthew A. Duda (@nnw59) April 25, 2020
If only he had appeared on your network several times in the last month. https://t.co/3jQUAoDgxp
— Practice Pandemic Hygiene with Gwambert (@gwambertV2) April 25, 2020
How many CNN town halls have there been since this story broke? How many questions have CNN asked Biden about Tara Reade?
— fugitivemama (@fugitivemama) April 25, 2020
— CPrice (@CPriceDenver) April 25, 2020
CNN should just ask him instead of Nicole Wallace asking him softball questions and tweeting about his “compassion”
— Babybiscuit (@Babybiscuit6) April 25, 2020
Welcome to the story, CNN
— John Durham’s Goatee (@FiatJustitia_) April 25, 2020
Media needs to investigate this directly.
— China for Biden #2020 (@instavire) April 25, 2020
Whoa. You guys are almost acknowledging this.
— Phil Elliott (@NDallas87) April 25, 2020
Can’t wait for Biden to quickly throw out a quick “never happened” as he ends a presser.
Journos will say “HE’S ADDRESSED THIS, NOW MOVE ON!!!” in absolute united lockstep….
Meanwhile they had Kavanaugh’s yearbooks & Avenatti was prime time staple by now…
— The Quarantined Ben Orr (@theREALbenORR) April 25, 2020
Would love to see her testify in a public forum on national TV.
You know–like Blasey-Ford.
She could tell the nation the horror of Joe's assault.
— mallen2010 (@mallen2010) April 25, 2020
Check his yearbooks, childhood playmates, and college photos. (if camera invented then). https://t.co/l2IX8O3fwR
— pittsburghdan (@danky1465) April 25, 2020
I speak media. This is what Chris Cillizza means:
"Joe Biden needs to put out a statement about this so that we can all blindly accept it and repeat it and never mention it ever again." https://t.co/OdYgW5Wj3v
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) April 25, 2020
"sorry Joe, we tried" https://t.co/NkVAj0ej2g
— Nathan Klein (@NathanKleinDC) April 25, 2020
Translation: We gotta ditch this guy, stat. https://t.co/rVGPBPs6Mn
— Obnoxious Boston Fan (@realOBF) April 25, 2020
An important question to ask Biden is whether, according to his own standards, which have been explicitly outlined, this is disqualifying. I think the evidence is limited and we should habitually presume innocence. But Biden does not—or at least has not. https://t.co/BkNT3SbRjE
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) April 25, 2020
‘Good enough for them!’ Grappling with Larry King footage, CNN notes that the Biden campaign refused to comment https://t.co/fd36pE4mMX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2020