You can’t make this stuff up, folks. It’s already been established that journalists in the media don’t want to talk about the sex assault claims against Joe Biden. But one liberal columnist went farther, stating she would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden even if “he boiled babies and ate them.”
According to an article posted by Charlie Nash of the Mediaite.com website on Thursday, Katha Pollitt of The Nation weekly magazine stated:
I would vote for Joe Biden even if I believed [sexual assault accuser Tara] Reade’s account. Fortunately, I don’t have to sacrifice morality to political necessity.
He wasn’t my candidate, but taking back the White House is that important.
Pollitt also noted: “I cannot believe that a rational person can grasp the disaster that is Donald Trump and withhold their support from Biden because of Tara Reade.”
She added; “I take women’s accusations very seriously, but there have always been reasons to be skeptical about this one. To believe Reade, you have to believe that Biden put her up against a wall and penetrated her with his fingers on the spur of the moment in a hallway in the Capitol complex.”
“Whether or not you believe Tara Reade,” Pollitt stated, “you should vote for Joe Biden” because women “do not have the luxury of sitting out the election to feel morally pure or send a message about sexual assault.” Nash continued that the article “was criticized by others in the media,” including Rising co-host Krystal Ball on The Hill website, who tweeted:
Democrats used to have contempt for what they viewed as stupid MAGA cultists. … Now they have become what they hated.
This is deranged. … This is what many in the Democratic Party have collapsed to in the Trump era. A willingness to abandon all principle and justify literally anything if it will hurt Trump.
Ball also stated: “It should be obvious this is a deeply dangerous type of politics which is morally repugnant.” In addition, Nash quoted Martin Tolchin, “a veteran journalist who worked for the New York Times before helping found several prominent news websites.”
Nevertheless, several people slammed Pollitt’s assertions, including James Zogby. managing director of Zogby Research Services, LLC, who said the article was: “Gross beyond words. On so many levels: political and personal. In what bizarre universe does ‘boiled babies’ become a metaphor to use for any purpose? Sick.”
Meanwhile, media reporter, columnist and writer Joe Concha expressed his feelings briefly and succinctly: “Good. God.”