The New York Post excoriated presumed 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden with its Saturday cover story, accusing the former vice president of "#MeToo hypocrisy."
The front cover shows a picture of Biden and his accuser Tara Reade, and plays on a #MeToo slogan, saying:
Believe all women*
*except this one
The cover wraps up by saying "Post says: #MeToo hypocrisy of Biden, Dems exposed."
The column by the Post's Editorial Board resurrects the Democrats exhaustive but failed attempt to block Justice Brett Kanavaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court by accusing him of sexual assault in high school:
Remember "Believe All Women"? The rallying cry for Democrats and their allies in their bid to derail Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination is out the window now, not two years later. They insist that Tara Reade's charge that her then-boss sexually assaulted her is not to be believed because — in Nancy Pelosi's phrase — "Joe Biden is Joe Biden."
In other words, they were never actually committed to the principle they used to try to destroy a man's career and reputation. To them, it all depends on the man in question, not the woman.
The editorial ends with a challenge to the Democratic Party and all who claim to advocate for women's rights:
When the judge was confirmed, Pelosi declared, "Senate Republicans chose to send a clear message to all women: Do not speak out, and if you do — do not expect to be heard, believed or respected." Now she says Reade shouldn't be believed because Biden is a man of "great integrity."
We don't know what happened in that Senate office in 1993. Some Reade friends recall her telling them years ago about the incident, and her mom called into "Larry King Live" that year talking about a staffer having "problems" with "a prominent senator." Eight women, including Reade, a year ago said Biden had a pattern of touching females in a way that made them uncomfortable.
Still, the #MeToo group Times Up Now has reiterated its support for Biden, as have a litany of top Democratic women.
Biden sighed when [Mika] Brzezinski asked him, "Are women to be believed unless it pertains to you?" But everyone in his party needs to answer that very question.