It sure seems that way. This week, when two women emerged out of the woodwork to accuse Donald Trump, without offering any hard evidence, of sexually mauling them decades ago, the Times decided this was a huge story, possibly too good to check, as the saying goes. Neither woman offered any hard evidence they even knew Trump or their paths ever crossed; nor did they file police reports when these incidents supposedly occurred. But the Times published a nearly word story on their lethal charges. The most charitable explanation is that editors decided they needed to get all the charges out there so readers could decide for themselves whether the women are credible. However, in , when former Vice-President Al Gore, a high-profile surrogate for Hillary Clinton this year who the Times has no incentive to malign, was the subject of an actual police investigation for alleged sexual misconduct, full disclosure no longer ruled.
NY Times Barely Reported 2010 Al Gore Sex Assault Police Investigations
Al Gore won't face prosecution in sexual assault allegation - gadicaplan.com
The allegation, brought forth by Molly Hagerty, claims Gore sexually abused her during a professional massage at the Hotel Lucia in Portland on October 24, CNN policy is to not name the alleged victim in a sexual abuse case, unless the person has come forward publicly to the media. Hagerty told her story to the National Enquirer. The Portland Police Bureau did not recommend prosecution "due to a lack of credible evidence," according to the Multnomah County district attorney's office. Hagerty's detailed statement Gore's office in Nashville, Tennessee, released a statement saying the former vice president was pleased with the finding. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago," the statement reads.
Two More Massage Therapists Accuse Al Gore of Sexual Assault
Police in Portland, Oregon, have for a third time opened an investigation into allegations that the former US vice-president, Al Gore , sexually assaulted a massage therapist in a hotel room. Detectives declined to say why they had reopened the inquiry into claims that Gore made unwanted sexual advances during the course of a routine massage session in October But the decision to reopen the case comes weeks after the tabloid magazine the National Enquirer went public with details of the woman's original complaint.
A lawyer for the woman contacted the police in late , said the Multnomah County district attorney, Michael D. Schrunk said the woman, who has not been identified, had refused to be interviewed and did not want the investigation to proceed. But in January , she contacted the police and gave a statement in which she said Mr.