Update on Story about CNN “Larry King” episode on Google Play Store


Per Snopes:

CNN did not remove this episode from the Google Play streaming service. This false rumor is entirely based on incorrect assumptions made from looking at a single screenshot posted by Twitter user J.L. Hamilton. The image of the Google Play store (see below) showed a “Larry King Live” episode for Aug. 10 and Aug. 12, 1993, but not Aug. 11. In a tweet that was later deleted, Hamilton accused CNN of “actively colluding with the Biden Campaign to cover up evidence of Biden’s sexual assault.”

The above-displayed screenshot is genuine. If you go to the Google Play store, you will not find an episode of “Larry King Live” listed for Aug. 11, 1993. However, the claim that CNN removed the episode quickly falls apart when we take a look at the available information.

Fox News reported:

Fox News was told that CNN did not license the “Larry King Live” content that appeared on Google Play, and Google controlled the episode listings.

A source told Fox News that “Larry King Live” was never available on Google Play and its entire catalog was listed there for users to add to on their “wishlist” so that they could be notified if the program became available later.

A resurfaced clip of “Larry King Live” from 1993 appeared to include the mother of Tara Reade — who has accused Joe Biden of past sexual assault while Biden served in the Senate — alluding to “problems” her daughter faced while working as a staffer for the then-U.S. senator from Delaware.

In a telephone interview with Fox News on Friday night, Reade confirmed that her mother called in to the show. Biden’s presidential campaign has adamantly denied Reade’s allegations but the video could be cited as evidence supporting Reade’s allegation – even though her late mother, in the clip, does not specifically refer to a sexual assault claim.