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Ted Cruz Rips Apart CBS for Airing Tara Reade Interview in Australia but Not in America

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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is furious about CBS’ decision not to air an interview with Tara Reade that was featured on “60 Minutes Australia.”

Reade described the moment she was allegedly assaulted by former Vice President Joe Biden, and why she considers his actions disqualifying for the presidency.

“I know what he’s like. I know what his character’s like. And he doesn’t deserve the presidency based on what happened to me” Reade said during the interview. “He’s been misogynistic, he’s had sexual assault allegations, sexual harassment. He’s a blue Trump.”


The interview is not expected to air on CBS, the network that carries the American version of “60 Minutes.”

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Cruz viewed the decision as a glaring example of media bias.

“This is the most complete indictment of media bias ever,” Cruz wrote in a Sunday tweet.

“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)?”

Cruz is correct to be asking questions about the interview.

Airing the interview in Australia makes the story less relevant since it pertains to an election in another country.

By choosing to conduct the interview for another country’s audience, “60 Minutes” can claim the moral high ground without the risk of harming Biden’s campaign.

The show’s audience is comprised of mostly older viewers, a demographic Biden and Trump are both fiercely competing for.

The establishment media having a preferred candidate in a presidential election is common and can be seen as recently as 2016.

Should the Tara Reade interview air in the United States?

Ninety-six percent of journalists’ presidential campaign donations in 2016 went to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to The Center for Public Integrity.

When it comes to deciding who should be the next president, the American public has the right to know about substantial allegations of misconduct against the candidate. That standard needs to apply to both Republicans and Democrats.

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Reade is choosing for the public to listen to her experience with Biden and make a judgment.

In this scenario, it appears that the American establishment media has selective hearing.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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