Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Democrats will regret their latest Brett Kavanaugh smear

...Since the story broke, the media and left-leaning politicians have been caught up in a self-congratulatory smirk-fest over the relitigation of the the Kavanaugh controversy. But, for several reasons, the Left will likely rue the day the New York Times published the hit piece on Kavanaugh.

First, the article omitted several facts relevant to the new charge against Kavanaugh. While the writers identified then-Yale student Max Stier as the witness to Kavanaugh’s supposed misconduct, they failed to mention that Stier had previously butted heads with Kavanaugh when he served on Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s team, with Stier representing Bill Clinton during the impeachment proceedings.

Even more damning to Stier’s claim are the additional details included in the book but (initially) excluded from the Times article. "The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident," reads an Editor's Note from the Times, added after conservative media exposed the omission.

By omitting these facts initially and then being forced to correct the record, the Times has lost much of its credibility, especially on the Kavanaugh controversy. The Times just reminded the country how shaky its reporting is as the country prepares for the 2020 election.

The hit piece on Kavanaugh has also served to remind Republicans of what the Left put the man and his family through during the confirmation hearings. That righteous indignation propelled conservatives to the polls in the 2018 midterm elections, helping Republicans to make gains in the Senate....