On State of the Union with Jake Tapper, former Michigan governor and Christine Ford defender Jennifer Granholm says that the fact that none of the "witnesses" that Ford named have any recollection of the alleged incident, "actually corroborates Ford's story." What?
After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her Democratically connected legal team gave the Senate Judiciary Committee a week-long runaround, the parties finally agreed on a tentative hearing scheduled for Thursday. And despite all of Ford’s named witnesses telling the committee they had no recollection of the party the alleged sexual assault took place at, NBC Political Director Chuck Todd couldn’t see any way for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to look good coming out of it.
CNN political analyst Chris Cillizza took a typical liberal stand for Sen. Cory Booker on Friday. He criticized the Daily Caller for running a story headlined "Booker facing criticism for Kavanaugh reaction after admitting to groping friend in high school." You can't compare Kavanaugh's controversy with Cory Booker's feminist story-telling in a Stanford Daily column about how grabbing a girl's breast without her consent, he insisted:
You just knew that thought had to have shot across CNN reporter Randi Kaye's mind when she asked for a show of hands from a group of five Republican women in Florida about if they believe Brett Kavanaugh in regards to the accusations against him by Christine Blasey Ford. The reason was that all five women immediately raised their hands. As a result, for most of the rest of the interview on Thursday, poor Kaye took on the role of advocate for the accuser.
So here’s the story, this version reported by Joseph Wulfsohn over at Mediaite. The headline: “Hollywood Shows Support For Christine Ford in New Video: ‘We Believe You’” The story says that “Several Hollywood actresses” have gotten together to read a letter of support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The letter reads:
New York Times reporter Kate Zernike made Saturday’s front page with her take on how Christine Blasey's allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is playing with the public: “Swing District Supports Her, But Gingerly,” from Doylestown, Pa. Zernike was struck that no one she talked to brought up Anita Hill -- but what about Bill Clinton, Hillary’s husband? Bizarrely, Zernike skipped Clinton and reached all the way back to President Ronald Reagan for blame.
During Friday’s edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, most of the panel had few kind things to say about Republicans and conservatives. Panelist Thom Hartmann referred to them as “rubes” while host Bill Maher described them as “stupid and racist.”
Give credit where credit is due. Filmmaker James Stern genuinely wanted to learn why so many Americans thought Donald Trump was the answer to their political dreams. So he went on a journey in the months leading up to Election Day 2016 getting to know people Hillary Clinton deemed “Deplorables.”
Here's a Saturday "parlor game" for political junkies. Guess which statement on NPR's "Week in Politics" segment on Friday night's so-called All Things Considered comes from the supposed liberal/Democrat pundit, and which comes from the supposed conservative/Republican pundit. This can be pretty tricky, since they sound very, very similar.
C'mon, Kavanaugh, why won't you walk the plank? After all, someone has made a "claim" against you. That, in a nutshell, was the complaint of a guest on Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Said Maya Wiley: "Douglas Ginsburg was the person that was nominated by Reagan, after Bork got borked. Within a matter of days, he was honest about marijuana use, and had to step down. But a claim of sexual assault is not sufficient?"
CNN founder Ted Turner doesn’t think much of conservatives, but he’s got a blind spot to the atrocities in North Korea. On September 19, 2005, Turner appeared on CNN’s Situation Room and talked about his visit to the despotic country. He seemed to excuse the regime, saying, “I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin and they were riding bicycles instead of cars, but... I didn’t see any brutality.”
During Thursday’s edition of CNN’s New Day, host John Berman repeatedly acted as an attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago. Not long after accusing Republicans of orchestrating a “stealth intimidation campaign” against Ford, Berman asked “why should she (testify?) You said she owes this...I don’t know she...I mean, she’s got to do this for herself. She’s got to make this decision for herself.” Apparently, Berman sees no problem with throwing out a very serious allegation without bothering to elaborate.
The area extending out for several miles around Soldier Field, the home turf of the Chicago Bears, is a "death zone" where 408 people (mostly black and Hispanic) have been killed since January 1. Despite the violence, the Bears' organization and media are crowing about the team spending $500,000 on social justice issues that apparently won't address this 800-pound Bear in the living room. Neither the Bears or the many media reporting on their social justice spending are mentioning the ever-mounting death toll.
Anita Hill, perennially painted as the “Rosa Parks of sexual harassment” by the national press, is back on the scene as the media push the unproven teenage-groping accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. The New York Times asked her to write an op-ed on how we can get these next Kavanaugh hearings “right.” Asking Anita Hill how to get a fairer congressional hearing is like asking Janet Cooke how to get better newspaper reporting.
National Public Radio wouldn't accept the word "abortionist" in a proposed underwriting announcement for a movie on Kermit Gosnell. They insisted on "doctor." The Gosnell movie-makers said "abortion doctor"? NPR said no....even though NPR has used the term "abortion doctor" routinely in stories.