It has become painfully obvious that nearly everyone at CNN has been afflicted by “Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome.” Symptoms included a seething hatred for conservative justices, an aversion to the truth, the inability to accurately report what the Judge had said, and a blind spot for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s blatant contradictions. And judging by the anti-Kavanaugh smears from hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon during Tuesday’s Cuomo Prime Time, both had a particularly debilitating case.
Cuomo began the segment by roid-raging out over President Trump mocking Ford’s head-scratching testimony and her apparent poor memory. Cuomo was so angry that he lashed out of the Mississippi crowd of Trump supporters he was talking to. “Would they applaud like that when he was talking about not knowing about Stormy Daniels and he knew every damn thing about it,” he bitterly spat.
President Trump was telling the crowd that it was a terrible time for young men because it appeared that uncorroborated accusations could ruin their lives. But Cuomo took umbrage with at assessment and fabricated an alternative reality: “It doesn't mean everybody's right, it doesn't mean that as soon as you make an accusation, somebody else has to be punished, but you should come out.”
A short time later, Lemon parroted Cuomo’s sentiment, insisting “it's a terrible message. Because, if you teach your boys to do the right thing and treat women with respect, then you don't have to worry about it.” “Because they won't put themselves in that situation. And if there is no evidence there, there is no evidence there to back it up,” he added.
Their “analysis” was totally divorced from reality. If what they said was true, then we wouldn’t be talking about any of these allegations against Kavanaugh because there was no evidence provided by any of his accusers. And all four people Ford claim were at the party say they don’t recall it and she can barely remember any of the associated details. In fact, career sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who questioned Ford at the hearing, wrote a report saying she wouldn’t take it to court.
Lemon had another sinister objective for being on Cuomo’s show: to smear Kavanaugh by putting words in his mouth and then claim the Judge didn’t live up to what he supposedly said. This time it was to continue to push the liberal media lie that Kavanaugh had lied about his drinking habits:
Brett Kavanaugh said, I like beer, I like beer, I like beer. And if you drink that much beer, then who knows what could happen. Is his memory serving him properly? So he should probably think about that before he does that, because the person he is backing up is the person who espouses to loving beer and drinking so much.
“And by the way, the man that he's backing up, who says he was a choir boy, that we talked about last night. If you're going to say you're a choir boy, then you better know – your words -- how to sing,” the bitter Lemon chided. But that was a blatant lie. Kavanaugh never claimed to be a “choir boy” like Lemon said he did. In fact, it was the opposite. Kavanaugh admitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he drank a lot in his youth and he used to do stupid things.
While they were raging over what they claimed were lies by Kavanaugh, the pair turned a blind eye to Ford’s blatant contradictions. In the hearing, she admitted that she had no such fear of flying but it was cited as the principle reason why she couldn’t travel to Washington D.C. for the hearing in the first place.
Then there was her claim about having to add a second front door to her home during renovations to help with the anxiety that allegedly stemmed from the alleged assault. But according to a Real Clear Investigations report out Tuesday, that might not be true.
And late Tuesday night, Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts obtained a letter allegedly from an ex-boyfriend of Ford’s to the Senate Judiciary Committee that cast doubt on her testimony regarding prep for a polygraph test. According to letter, the ex “witnessed Dr. Ford help [her life-long friend] prepare for a potential polygraph exam” for an FBI job.
This is what Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome looks like. This is CNN.
The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:
Cuomo Prime Time
October 2, 2018
9:40:42 p.m. Eastern
CHRIS CUOMO: Let's all take it easy, let's let the process play out. That's what the President said, whoop, that’s out the window. Now when he's talking about Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, especially, he's openly mocking her.
CUOMO: Would they applaud like that when he was talking about not knowing about Stormy Daniels and he knew every damn thing about it, and directed it, and even had his son involved to cover it up. He also told that amped up Mississippi crowd that women should be worried, about their men.
DONALD TRUMP: Think of your son, think of your husband. I have had many false accusations; I've had it all the -- I've had so many. And when I say it didn't happen, nobody believes me.
CUOMO: That's because there's a question of whether or not it's true. You see Don Lemon in the screen right now, he’s got a lawsuit against him from one of the accusers.
But the larger issue here Don is, here we are in a cultural moment, where we are in a cultural moment trying to tell people, it's okay to come forward. It doesn't mean everybody's right, it doesn't mean that as soon as you make an accusation, somebody else has to be punished, but you should come out. It's a safe thing to do. What does this message do?
LEMON: Well, a couple things here, number one. In the first sound bite you played. I'll get to what the message does in a second. He could be talking about Brett Kavanaugh, except for the one beer part. Right? He said, I had one beer. At first I was like, is he mocking Brett Kavanaugh? Because Brett Kavanaugh said, I like beer, I like beer, I like beer. And if you drink that much beer, then who knows what could happen. Is his memory serving him properly? So he should probably think about that before he does that, because the person he is backing up is the person who espouses to loving beer and drinking so much.
As far as the message, it's a terrible message. Because, if you teach your boys to do the right thing and treat women with respect, then you don't have to worry about it.
LEMON Because they won't put themselves in that situation. And if there is no evidence there, there is no evidence there to back it up. We should be more concerned about young women than we are about men in this culture and society. So, tone deaf.
CUOMO: I think that -- well, I think it's tone deaf, but we have to remember what his filter is.
LEMON: It's also desperate.
CUOMO: He's thinking about himself. He said yesterday, you've lived a perfect life, and then all of a sudden someone comes out with an accusation. Who’s lived a perfect life. Only he has. The man who said, “I've never had to ask God for forgiveness, I haven't done anything wrong.” I’ve never heard anything like that. But he's thinking about himself not men in general.
LEMON: Yes, he is. If you want to know how he feels about women, here’s what I suggest you do: Google Donald Trump and Howard Stern. And you will figure it out. Right? All you have to do is Google that.
And by the way, the man that he's backing up, who says he was a choir boy, that we talked about last night. If you're going to say you're a choir boy, then you better know – your words -- how to sing.
CUOMO: Yeah, that was a good part of that lying … [inaudible]
LEMON: But then in the letter to that whole beach week thing that he keeps in the calendar, we have the editor of The New York Times on and we’re going to talk about this particular letter that he wrote saying, “It would probably be a good idea on Saturday 18th to warrant neighbors that we're loud and obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us.” That doesn’t sound like a week stomach.
CUOMO: And how does he sign it?
LEMON: He signs it, f-f-f-f-f.
CUOMO: Boy, he sure loves making fun of that stuttering guy.
LEMON: That's not stuttering.
CUOMO: That's what he says it was.
LEMON: That is not stuttering. Again, do a Google search, that f-f-f-f-f is not stuttering. Okay? And the Devil's Triangle is not a drinking game. Alright? And buffing is not flatulence. Just being honest, he knows that, everybody else does, except for maybe some Senators who want to believe him. And some people who just want to.
CUOMO: What will it mean to senators. What matters to them, we’re about to see.
LEMON: I don't think it's going to matter that much, actually. Sadly.