False Claim: CNN hasn’t published a single story on Tara Reade’s accusations against Joe Biden

FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about responses to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

A meme circulating on social media falsely alleges that CNN hasn’t published a single story on sexual assault allegations against Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.

The post, visible (here, here , here , here , here , here) reads: “CNN published more than 700 stories on allegations against [Supreme Court Justice Brett] Kavanaugh. They haven’t published a single one on Biden’s accuser.”

The post is referring to allegations made by Tara Reade, a former Biden aide, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her nearly 30 years ago when he was a U.S. senator, an assertion that Biden’s campaign has strongly denied (here).

Among CNN’s coverage of the case are articles visible here , here , here , here ). A search for “Tara Reade” on CNN’s website brings up 30 news items as of May 4, 2020.(here).


False. CNN has reported on Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden.

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