Taking his place on the left.

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POLITICO founder Martin Tolchin made a starkly partisan defense of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a letter to the editor of the New York Times published on Tuesday, even going so far as to dismiss an investigation into Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual assault against the former Vice President for political reasons.

Tolchin fears the consequences of an investigation into Reade’s allegations for the Democratic Party.

Quite obviously, sexual assault allegations against a major public figure are newsworthy in their own right, without consideration for their partisan political effects. The instincts of a real journalist would be to investigate the claims made by Reade- which are by no means proven or definitive, although there is corroboration.

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