Tonight, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly blamed their New York Times editors for omitting the most important detail in their Kavanaugh story. But they also went out of their way to omit the detail in their NPR story today. Deception begins at 29:55 https://t.co/8zuAPYIBbO— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 17, 2019
New York Times sinks its Kavanaugh claim with Editor's Note stating alleged victim 'does not recall the incident' https://t.co/VSeycEKBM1— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 17, 2019
Question: Would this NYT editor’s note have been published if @MZHemingway had not gotten ahold of a copy of the book and found the passage indicating that the alleged victim doesn’t recall the incident? I doubt it. pic.twitter.com/rYuweLS1Uz— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 16, 2019
...and then they left it out of their report in NYT until they got called out over it. pic.twitter.com/WQazqd2kLw— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) September 17, 2019
One of the @NYTimes reporters behind the bombshell story detailing a new sexual misconduct allegation about Justice Kavanaugh also authored a deleted tweet that said thrusting a penis in a woman's face could be considered "harmless fun." https://t.co/19zECbQSll— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 17, 2019
Wow, CBS going with the real story. Didn't see that coming! https://t.co/1NNgjdj3lB— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 17, 2019
Almost exactly a year ago Kav denied all alleged sexual misconduct during passionate testimony.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 17, 2019
For "my 53 years and 7 months on this earth until last week no one ever accused me of any type of sexual misconduct."
Source: https://t.co/KzvI4N2hhH pic.twitter.com/ak4mTEseSk
Washington Post publishes its version of New York Times Kavanaugh bombshell in which two unidentified intermediaries decline to talk about 35 year-old alleged incident which alleged victim is said not to remember. Democrats demand impeachment. https://t.co/eSSE36w5nn— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 16, 2019
This smear was disgusting the first time around. This attempt to revive it is beyond disgusting and speaks to the dishonesty of leading organs of the mainstream media. They are corrupt. https://t.co/m3sr18sft9— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 16, 2019
"Why the Times’s excerpt was so poorly handled, on so many fronts, is murky.— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) September 16, 2019
I asked the highest ranking editors on the news and opinion sides of the paper — Dean Baquet and James Bennet — for interviews on Monday morning, but got no answer." https://t.co/BonOKQW4pv
New Book Reveals Christine Blasey Ford’s Witness Was Threatened Into Cooperation https://t.co/tSf9j3ohXs— RedState (@RedState) September 16, 2019
“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could be spread about me if I didn’t comply,” Keyser told the authors.
The book moves on from there with the book’s authors declaring that despite Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claim despite being a supposed key witness, their gut feeling is still that Ford is telling the truth.
And that’s it. A single line that reveals a bombshell of a factoid that doesn’t get much discussion after that.
The fact is that Keyser was threatened to cooperate from those supporting Blasey Ford seems to just skate right by everyone, including the media. As of this writing, it’s mostly right-leaning news outlets that are reporting this.
Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claims have indeed seemed to damage her life. Her son even started a GoFundMe to help alleviate some of the damage done to her Keyser’s personal life and states that the entire debacle put both a financial and emotional strain on his mother according to the Daily Wire...
According to Alex Beckel, the son of Mrs. Keyser and her ex-husband, former Fox News personality and ardent Democrat Bob Beckel, Keyser was pressured by Blasey Ford allies to lie during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings about the incident.
“Nearly a year after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, most have moved on. But for one of the key players in that fight, Leland Keyser, the struggle continues,” a GoFundMe account set up for Mrs. Keyser by her son reads.
“Despite her lifelong friendship with Christine Blasey Ford and her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Keyser resisted immense personal pressure and courageously came forward with the truth, putting everything in her life at risk,” the GoFundMe post continues. “As a result, she faces great personal hardship. The harsh glare of the public eye has taken a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll on her.”
“Leland stood up and did what was right when she had everything to lose and nothing to gain,” the post added.
The real hero of the Kavanaugh story has always been Leland Kaiser. She faced tremendous pressure from Ford’s minions and the progressive movement to change her story. But she was faithful to the truth. https://t.co/S5Jh0Qwu3n— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) September 16, 2019
Ouch. @ 1:30. "No such party occured." https://t.co/281NW4A9yV— Bryan Suits (Not California Compliant) (@darksecretplace) September 17, 2019
The original tweet from the NYT linked to their Saturday exposé, which centered around Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 16, 2019
The Times then deleted the tweet after it received intense backlash saying it was "poorly phrased."https://t.co/bn6Lfwuudy
With that absurd “correction” to their Kavanaugh story, the NYT’s just opened itself up to being sued for defamation for having clearly demonstrated a case of ACTUAL MALICE. #ChangeMyMind— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) September 16, 2019
Read this thread by Senator Grassley on the Times’s mendacious new attack on Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/cLM2et8TqJ— Roger Kimball (@rogerkimball) September 16, 2019
Anyone tempted to believe the claim that the Ramirez allegations were never investigated should be reminded of the facts cited in this thread. The allegations against Kavanaugh were uncorroborated when they were made and they remain so today. https://t.co/ileT8IClrO— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 16, 2019
3. Nonetheless, our investigators spoke to and reviewed material from several Yale classmates of Ms. Ramirez and Justice Kavanaugh in order to assess the claim. You can read the committee’s 414-page investigative summary here:https://t.co/R8nGxzdROJ— Sen. Grassley Press (@GrassleyPress) September 15, 2019
5. Ultimately, Ms. Ramirez’ team agreed only to contact the FBI with the claims. She was reportedly interviewed by the FBI during its supplemental background investigation.— Sen. Grassley Press (@GrassleyPress) September 15, 2019
More on those background investigations here:https://t.co/nGQfCovkPb
I wish I could say that the facts will matter here, but I cannot. https://t.co/JJ2y1P8dJV— Andy Grewal (@AndyGrewal) September 16, 2019
‘YOU are the mess’: Jennifer Rubin trips all over herself in RUSH to point the smear-finger at Kavanaugh and support the NYT https://t.co/6MNr43azHf— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 16, 2019
Christine Blasey Ford's Accusation Is the Definition of a Non-Credible Sexual Assault Allegation https://t.co/xROEzuKEmE | Just a little reminder....— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) September 16, 2019
Too many people will underestimate this tweet & this sentiment. People who spend way too much time yapping & talking & judging & not listening. They’ll laugh amongst themselves & tell each other how smart they all are & wonder years later why things are the way they are. https://t.co/JGKXR4Iywl— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) September 16, 2019
Same. I was NeverTrump through mid-year 2016, and no fan leading up to his election victory, but he's surprisingly shifted the overton window rightward, completely exposed the "unbiased press," and didn't buckle on Gorsuch and especially Kavanaugh, so I'm no longer ambivalent.— Nick Carroll (@LibertyAndTech) September 16, 2019