On August 11, 1993, King aired a program titled, “Washington: The Cruelest City on Earth?” Toward the end of the program, he introduces a caller dialing in from San Luis Obispo, California. Congressional records list August 1993 as Reade’s last month of employment with Biden’s Senate office, and, according to property records, Reade’s mother, Jeanette Altimus, was living in San Luis Obispo County. Here is the transcript of the beginning of the call:
KING: San Luis Obispo, California, hello.
CALLER: Yes, hello. I’m wondering what a staffer would do besides go to the press in Washington? My daughter has just left there, after working for a prominent senator, and could not get through with her problems at all, and the only thing she could have done was go to the press, and she chose not to do it out of respect for him.
KING: In other words, she had a story to tell but, out of respect for the person she worked for, she didn’t tell it?
CALLER: That’s true.
King’s panel of guests offered no suggestions, and instead the conversation veered into a discussion of whether any of the men on set would leak damaging personal information about a rival to the press.
And thanks to the Media Research Center’s apparently Raiders of the Lost Ark-sized warehouse full of archives of the last three decades of the DNC-MSM, there’s video of the above conversation: Shock Video: Is This the Mom of Biden’s Accuser Talking to CNN in ’93?
As Megan McArdle tweets, “If this holds up, there will be more contemporaneous evidence for Tara Reade’s accusations against Joe Biden than for Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh.”
From – of course – America’s Newspaper of Record.