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Peter B. Collins News & Comment: Corporate Media Outlets Lift Blockade on Biden’s Accuser

NYT, WashPost and NBC finally report on Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual assault by Joe Biden, and dismiss them outright…--read NY Times report here, WashPost report here

--Timing is curious…did they wait until Sanders bowed out? Reade was fired from Biden’s staff a few months after the alleged incident

--far-right Gateway Pundit cites unnamed Secret Service agents who say they protected female agents from Biden’s inappropriate touching

--ConsortiumNews posts video from the mother of Julian Assange’s two young kids, as AP covers the same story without critical context of their exposure by judge

--at Vice, Shane Smith gives better-than-usual interview of Ed Snowden on some of the surveillance expansion linked to Covid response

--PBC thanks donors to our Community Fund, and makes a grant to whistleblower who shared info on Stingray surveillance here a few years ago

--our daily Covi-19 update, from Linda Lewis

--former AL Gov. Don Siegelman spent 5 years at Oakdale, LA federal prison, and explains why it has highest number of fatalities linked to virus

--over objections of attorneys, Brooklyn judge insisted on continuing crowded hearings on March 12, and died 2 weeks later

--top execs of pharma company Biogen are believed to have been “super spreaders”

--NY Gov. Cuomo hopes the worst is over…was Crown Prince Jared right abut ventilator needs?

--in fresh PBC podcast at WhoWhatWhy, radio news anchor Jeff Bell shares his personal struggles with OCD, and how the pandemic affect OC’s

--WashPost fact checkers slam false hopes of hydrochloroquine as miracle treatment

--after Fauci agrees with NY Times review of Trump’s denials and delayed response, Trump retweets call to fire NHS expert, denied today by White House

--Fauci’s still fighting with Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro over restart plans

--and Carla Marinucci of Politico exposes Navarro’s past as wily liberal in San Diego

--Sen. Lindsay Graham keeps whining about laid-off workers who “quit” to soak up unemployment benefits

--in smart op-ed, Bethany McLean says the 2020 depression could kill fracking in US

--as activists burn cell towers in England, we examine the speculative correlation between %G wireless and coronavirus

--Bernie Sanders gives stronger endorsement of Biden

--angry Sanders supporter Laurie Dobson vents about “Sanders Betrayal”

--at MintPress, Alan Mcleod notes that Pompeo and Abrams are threatening a fresh coup in Venezuela, 18 years after Bush’s attempt