The New York Times has been reeling since publishing a Brett Kavanaugh bombshell that led Democrats to engage in a renewed push for his impeachment.
That culminated late Sunday night with a quiet but substantial editor’s note to the original column. The alleged victim in the story, you see, doesn’t recall the incident. Period.
The Times ran with a story involving accounts from a forthcoming book regarding Kavanaugh’s time while a student at Yale University in the ’80s, incorporating a previously debunked accuser, Deborah Ramirez.
This time, they thought, ‘we’ve got the goods on him.’
The NY Times story involves an allegation which you’ve most likely already heard because it was such a major ‘bombshell,’ but is one we won’t dignify by repeating here.
On Sunday night, however, a curious note was added to the very end of the story:
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.
Hmm … it does seem that the crux of your entire story saying ‘yea, I don’t know what you’re talking about’ would be something you’d want to verify before going to print.
BOMBSHELL: New York Times corrects Kavanaugh smear to note alleged victim does not recall any such incident. pic.twitter.com/yigeOyOCzo
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 16, 2019
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Keep in mind, the NY Times is the gold standard in journalism in the eyes of many. And the gold standard in journalism cherry-picked excerpts from a book and left out the fact that the source knows nothing about it.
It wasn’t the first retraction the Times made in the Kavanaugh story. Earlier in the weekend, they were forced to delete a tweet which downplayed the assault allegation as “harmless fun.”
“It was offensive, and we apologize,” they wrote.
Perhaps they’ll offer up an apology for trying to engage in yet another Kavanaugh smear in an effort to reverse his ascension to the Supreme Court.
Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue. The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
As it stands now, the only first-hand account of the story is coming from Democrat attorney Max Stier who has numerous close connections to the Clinton family.
The Times would have been well-served to investigate the claims, and might have even stumbled upon their own past efforts regarding Ramirez.
Here’s what we wrote about her accusations back in September of 2018:
Numerous doubts have arisen from the latest accuser’s story. Deborah Ramirez claims that while she and Kavanaugh were both students at Yale, the future Supreme Court Justice exposed himself and by virtue caused her to touch him in a sexual manner.
The proof behind Ramirez’s claim is completely non-existent.
The New York Times investigated the claim in Mayer and co-author Ronan Farrow’s story prior to publication. After interviewing “several dozen” people, they were unable to find anyone who could corroborate the accusation.
I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.
He must be impeached.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019
Here we are over a year later, and they still can’t find anyone who can corroborate the story. The only difference is, desperate for a victory against President Trump, they ran the story anyway.
Nearly every major Democrat candidate for president in 2020, like the mindless lemmings they are, followed the NY Times Kavanaugh smear by demanding the Supreme Court Justice’s impeachment.