90 Miles From Tyranny : The Media’s War on Brett Kavanaugh Hits Another Low

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Media’s War on Brett Kavanaugh Hits Another Low

The media just keeps stooping lower and lower.

Reporters had already discredited themselves through their often reckless coverage of the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Now, we’re hit with one of the most irresponsible stories yet.

On Sunday, The New Yorker published an article reporting that Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman, Deborah Ramirez, at a party while they were both freshmen at Yale during the 1983-1984 school year.

This, of course, follows the rolling allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman, Christine Blasey Ford, when he was in high

school, which has consumed the news cycle over the past few weeks.

The New Yorker article is significant for several reasons.

The authors are noteworthy—particularly Ronan Farrow, who built his credibility in breaking the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations. That report was extensive, detailed, and damning and made him one of the leading journalists for the “Me Too” movement.

However, his recent piece on Kavanaugh, which he co-authored with Jane Mayer, a notable left-wing journalist, is a far cry from the level of evidence he provided in his previous reporting on Weinstein.

His story contains a number of holes, which are made all the more stunning given the potential impact of the story. National Review’s Charles Cooke wrote that Farrow’s reporting “looks reckless beyond all reason.”

One of the biggest problems with all of the Kavanaugh allegations, and the media’s reporting on them, is that there have been no corroborating eyewitnesses.

The New Yorker explained that it hadn’t found any witnesses who could affirm that Kavanaugh was at the party where the...Read More HERE

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