Accuracy in Media

CBS This Morning host Gayle King lamented Wednesday that the coronavirus has prevented the network from covering an important story on Joe Biden.

But King didn’t mean the sexual assault allegations made against Biden by Tara Reade, which the media was slow to cover. On the Late Show, King told host Stephen Colbert that the pandemic has kept the media from reporting on the Biden campaign, specifically his endorsements.

“I can’t believe that we’re not talking about a political campaign, campaign 2020,” King said. “You know, we’re sitting here in may heading into June. The conventions are supposed to be July, August. We are in the middle of a very important political campaign. And, you know, when Joe Biden gets major endorsements, it’s not even the lead story anymore because everything is all things corona.”

CBS did eventually cover the Reade allegations, but according to the New York Times, the major networks are not giving Reade a chance to appear on TV – and Reade mentioned King in particular as an anchor she admires and would like to tell her story to.

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