The below video accompanies a Wall Street Journal piece by Van Gordon Sauter, titled “The ‘Liberal Leaning’ Media Has Passed Its Tipping Point” and subtitled “A return to balance would be commercially unviable. The best solution may be an honest embrace of bias.”
#MeToo has definitely taken a hit in the wake of Tara Reade‘s sexual-assault accusation against Joe Biden having been pretty much discredited. The only substantive result of this whole unfortunate affair has been a clarification that #BelieveAllWomen had to be abandoned in favor of #TakeWomenSeriously.
Dylan Farrow‘s accusation against Woody Allen has also been discredited in the eyes of all reasonable-minded observers, so that makes two mea culpa demerits.
And just to be clear, the N.Y. Times‘ 4.12 investigation of Reade’s sexual assault claim, reported by Lisa Lerer and Sydney Ember, decided two things: (1) “No firm opinion of the veracity of Reade’s claim” and (2) “Reade’s story is at the very least questionable.”