One of those "right wing web sites" was the Washington Post, which was the site that revealed the details of the Lieutenant Governor's alleged sexual assault on the Stanford fellow. The WaPo had had that story since at least 2017 and had chosen to sit on it
Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sex assault allegation from 2004
In the WaPo link, the WaPo expose the Lieutenant Governor as a liar as well as an alleged oral rapist. After initial reorts surfaced, the Lieutenant Governor's spokesperson issued a statement claiming that the reason the WaPo had not run with the story at the time of the 2017 election was that the WaPo had at that time found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,"
“The Post carefully investigated the claim for several months. After being presented with the facts consistent with the Lt. Governor’s denial of the allegation, the absence of any evidence corroborating the allegation, and significant red flags and inconsistencies with the allegations, the Post made the considered decision not to publish the story.”
The WaPo say that the Lieutenant Governor's spokesperson's statement is untrue and they found no such "red flags" or "inconsistencies," (from the WaPo link above)
Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present. The Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version. The Post did not find “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,” as the Fairfax statement incorrectly said.
The Post, in phone calls to people who knew Fairfax from college, law school and through political circles, found no similar complaints of sexual misconduct against him. Without that, or the ability to corroborate the woman’s account — in part because she had not told anyone what happened — The Post did not run a story.
none of that stopped them running uncorroborated 30-year-old allegations against Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race