CNN, MSNBC Compare Kavanaugh to Cosby; NYT Writer Dismisses ‘Presumption of Innocence’
Two days before the high-powered Senate circus, a man was sentenced to years in prison after having been found guilty of being a sexually violent predator who, in addition to the incident he was found guilty of, had roughly 60 women accuse him of sexual misconduct. The man? Bill Cosby.
But for CNN and MSNBC on September 25, Cosby and Kavanaugh couldn’t be any more similar as CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin and MSNBC Live’s Katy Tur both engaged in and allowed the ugly comparisons to run rampant.
As for the morning of the hearings, New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor told CBS This Morning that there is no longer a “presumption of innocence for the man who’s being accused” (aka Kavanaugh) and that Ford’s story had “grow[n] stronger.”