At least five Democratic candidates for president called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment after the NY Times ran a story about an uncorroborated allegation that “someone” at a party he was allegedly at while attending Yale may have done something to someone. Seriously, that’s the gist of the story. There are confusing details about genitalia being exposed by someone who may or may not have been Kavanaugh, though apparently nobody has any recollection of the incident… including the accuser.
Of course, the NY Times didn’t mention that part in their original story. They issued a correction today, but at this point the damage has been done. The story was so ridiculous that I vowed we wouldn’t cover it. Now that the story is no longer about the weak allegations and is instead about the propagandized actions of the NY Times and the unhinged responses by Democrats, I’ll allow this story to cover just a bit of it. Being editor has its perks.
After a Sunday full of raging emotional responses from the left and calls for impeachment by Democrats, the NY Times finally issued their correction. It’s essentially a complete debunking, but a story with this much political juice would never be retracted by the leftist publication, so this correction is the best we’ll get.
According to Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist:
More importantly than the procedural issue, however, is that several friends of the alleged victim in question say she has zero recollection of such incident.
That salient detail was omitted by the reporters.
NYT Reporters’ essay about a supposed second Yale incident omitted their own book reporting that completely undercuts it: alleged victim denies any memory of it. Journalistically indefensible, though gullible additional reporters are spreading it of course.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 15, 2019
A correction was added to the end of the article late Sunday night, after a full day of histrionic media coverage: It reads:
Editors’ Note: Sept. 15, 2019
An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.
This is clever propaganda for the Democrats utilizing a tactic the NY Times has mastered in recent years. They spark a controversy for the sake of controversy and to distract from real issues. The Democrats pounce to score political points. Then, the publication issues a correction that will be seen by 1/100th of the people who read the original article and came to the conclusion that Kavanaugh should be impeached.
By the time news of the correction reaches more people, the Democrats will already have shifted from attacking Kavanaugh as a proxy for President Trump over this issue. At that point, they’ll pretend is was all about the old evidence proving he should never have been nominated or confirmed in the first place. Bravo, NY Times.
Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Julián Castro, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg demonstrated stupidity by falling for the latest false accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. Now that it’s debunked, they should apologize. They won’t.
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