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During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel leveled the media by calling out their hypocrisy in blacking out the rape accusation against Joe Biden, while they had tried to eviscerate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The rebuke was so potent that fill-in host Martha Raddatz appeared unable to make eye contact and avoided looking at the camera while defending her network’s coverage.
Possibly citing a Media Research Center study exposing the liberal media’s on-air blackout of the rape accusation against presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, McDaniel called out them out. “And then this week, we’ve seen him really be challenged for the first time in five weeks on allegations that many in the media have ignored. And finally, those are coming to light,” she said.
After getting called out, Raddatz seemed to refuse to look up at the camera as she defended her network and the rest of the industry. “Well, I know we here at ABC have not ignored and many in the media have not ignored it. We haven't ignored it,” she claimed. But that was a lie.
As NewsBusters reported last Thursday, that day was the first time any of the broadcast evening newscasts had covered the rape allegation from former Biden Senate staffer Tara Reade. Thursday was the first time ABC covered the story at all, with Good Morning America giving it some airtime after ignoring it for over a month. That night was also the first time NBC had covered it on-air.