On Monday’s network morning shows, the co-authors of The New Yorker’s questionable hit piece against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were surprisingly grilled by anchors on the NBC, ABC, and CBS broadcasts. Both Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow were peppered with challenging questions about the veracity of Deborah Ramirez’s sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh and even asked to defend their own journalistic standards.
Monday’s front page showed the New York Times will play every conceivable angle to push the Democrats over the top in the November elections. The latest line of attack: the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, and especially the long-delayed sexual assault accusation leveled against him. Reporter Jonathan Martin’s “G.O.P., Aiding Pick for Court, Risks Backlash -- Boon Becomes Possible Liability in Midterms,” sounded awfully familiar, as did the accompanying text box: “Staunch defense of a judge could come back to haunt the G.O.P.” Odd how everything seems to haunt the G.O.P. when elections are involved, though many of the ghosts strangely dissipate when the actual results come in.
After playing footage of an annoyed Mitch McConnell denouncing the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh, CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin on Monday allowed viewers to know what she’s REALLY concerned with: Merrick Garland. Rather than start with Kavanaugh or the accusations, Baldwin spat: “Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, just decided to lecture Democrats for their actions involving a Supreme Court nominee.”
During Sunday’s The Next Revolution, host Steve Hilton accused the Democrats for their double standard when it came to expressing outrage over sexual assault and/or misconduct allegations. According to Hilton, Democrats have turned #MeToo into #NotYou “if you have been assaulted by a Democrat...if you threaten the left’s political power.”
New on September 24: Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd brought aboard as a guest panelist, Marvin Kalb, a one-time host of the same show, to tout Kalb’s new book which claims “parallels” between the McCarthy era and now “are powerful and disturbing” with the commonality of “spineless Republicans cowering before” Joe McCarthy and Donald Trump.
Just when it seemed that the ongoing controversy surrounding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court couldn’t get more disgusting, the host of All In with Chris Hayes joined the fray by tweeting that confirming the candidate would be “like rape.” The host of his own prime-time weeknight MSNBC program, Hayes drove the intense debate to a higher level on Friday, when he tweeted:
Liberal Hollywood can tweet or post whatever it wants. But when a conservative posts something, it’s considered “a violation” — even when it’s just a humorous meme. Actor James Woods was recently suspended from Twitter for doing just that, posting content that apparently violated Twitter’s terms of service.
A very interesting exchange occurred on Al Punto, Univision’s Sunday political affairs show, which featured Chef José Andrés and host Jorge Ramos. Ramos and José Andrés managed to discuss the federal bureaucracy with regard to the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico while leaving out one extremely critical element.
With the liberal media in a frenzy thanks to The New Yorker’s contribution Sunday night in the campaign to smear and stop Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it was rather amusing to see how not only did a slew of fellow liberal media outlets pursue but not publish Deborah Ramirez’s claim, but The New York Times admit to coming up empty in the facts department.
During a lengthy panel discussion on her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show on Monday, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly hammered Democrats for politicizing the accusations against Supreme Court nominee and using the #MeToo movement to try to convict him before a Senate hearing has even taken place. She went on to specifically call out one liberal lawmaker who told men to “shut up and stand up” on the issue.
The women of The View on Monday offered their latest conviction of Brett Kavanaugh, declaring him “guilty” and suggesting that impeachment is next, should the judge be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Last week, co-host Joy Behar proclaimed Kavanaugh “probably guilty.” On Monday, she’s dropped the “probably.”
Sexual assault is a heinous crime, and falsely accusing someone of committing it is abhorrent. So whenever this subject rears its ugly head, we ought to, in the words of columnist Michelle Malkin, “believe evidence” and not automatically the accuser or the accused.
In the aftermath of Friday's debate between Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, fact checkers at both NBCNews.com and the Dallas Morning News nitpicked one of Cruz's criticisms of the Texas Democrat, as they struggled to find fault with him calling out O'Rourke smearing police officers as implementing a "modern-day Jim Crow" system.
Upon reports of a second sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, progressives on Twitter opened fire on the potential SCOTUS nominee on Monday with a barrage of slime. John Cusack had a field day with the Kavanaugh news, tweeting several slanderous statements against Republicans for their support of the judge.
On Monday morning’s MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle made quite the comparison by suggesting that the smears against Judge Brett Kavanaugh were on par with Obama Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland not having a hearing, dismissing the President’s charge that these attacks were unprecedented for an appointee.