- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Sen. Ted Cruz is accusing CBS News of “media bias” after the Australian version of “60 Minutes” recently featured Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who accused Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden of sexual assault.

Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, is demanding to know why the interview wasn’t aired in the U.S., where Mr. Biden is running for president.

“This is the most complete indictment of media bias ever,” the senator tweeted. “Why does CBS think voters in…Australia need to know about these serious charges against Biden, but not voters in…America (where he’s actually on the ballot)?

“ONLY explanation is that @CBSNews is covering up for Dems,” he added.

“Please, @CBSNews respond,” he wrote in another tweet. “Either tell us (1) why YOU decided this is news in Australia, but not the USA, or (2) why you have abandoned any pretense at impartiality or journalistic integrity? We’ll wait.”

CBS News has not responded to the criticism.

Ms. Reade, who is one of multiple women who have made allegations of inappropriate conduct against Mr. Biden, accused the former vice president in March of pinning her against a wall and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent in his Senate office in 1993. Mr. Biden has denied any wrongdoing.

“He used his knee to separate my legs,” she told “60 Minutes Australia,” which aired Sunday.

“I know what he’s like,” she said. “I know what his character is like. And he doesn’t deserve the presidency, based on what’s happened to me.”

“He’s a blue Trump,” she added.

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