Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for his succinct explanations of esoteric scientific concepts, and his derision of anyone who questions the left’s cult of climate change. However, it appears his recent responses to three allegations of sex abuse or misconduct are not so succinct, and the #MeToo derision is all but absent.
The New York Times managed an impressive feat, covering -- online only -- the latest controversy involving anti-Trump porn lawyer Michael Avenatti – without making a single mention of Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court nomination Avenatti tried to bring down by pushing forward the absolutely bizarre accusations of Julie Swetnick. Perhaps that's because the paper's reporters have basically promised a hit-piece book on the new Justice and want to preserve the integrity of its anti-Kavanaugh crusade?
News of interest solely to dead-end Judge (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh haters appeared on page two of Wednesday’s New York Times under the headline, “We’re Still Investigating Kavanaugh,” by Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who covered the Kavanaugh controversy. The online headline was more defensive: “Why We’re Writing a Book About Justice Brett Kavanaugh.” The cash-in promises to be a another anti-conservative Justice hit piece with a Times angle, like Strange Justice, cowritten by then-Wall Street Journal reporters Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson (who would later spend three years as the Times’ executive editor).
Paul Krugman’s Friday New York Times column, “Real America Versus Senate America,” is another dose of Blue State urban smugness from Krugman. He becomes the latest liberal who, while accusing Trump of violating all political norms, turns around and advocates tossing aside traditional political structures like the Electoral College, the Supreme Court, and now the Senate when they interfere with Democrats obtaining power. Krugman also asks, :how do we explain those Senate losses?" without mentioning Brett Kavanaugh.
CNN played a clip of Seth Meyers, from his Late Night show on NBC, saying: "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering in the hospital after she fell in her office and fractured three ribs. Wow: if you had told me a Supreme Court Justice fell over and broke some ribs, I would have bet on the new guy." Late Night then cut to a clip of Kavanaugh saying "I like beer."
NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit is back with another whopper of an episode. After covering illegal immigration and school shootings, the fictional cop show kicks the bias up a notch by addressing the Justice Kavanaugh allegations. What could possibly go right with this?
The three networks in September deluged viewers with incessant coverage of unproven sexual abuse accusations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But when some of those claims fell apart, ABC and NBC went silent on the crumbling assertions. As reported in the USA Today, Friday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Judy Munro-Leighton to the FBI to be investigated for taking “responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that made allegations that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her..”
Glamour magazine just unveiled its annual “Women of the Year” edition and it should come as no surprise to anyone that the majority of women featured belong to the rabid leftwing RESIST movement. When the American pop culture moment swirls around open borders, anti-gun sentiment, and all things anti-Trump, you get Hollywood style magazines with Senator Kamala Harris and the gun law kids from Parkland High School getting huge spreads.
The entertainment industry holds the distinction of originating the #MeToo movement while also being responsible for producing many of its worst transgressors. So has it dawned on people in that industry that the sex-laden TV shows and movies that flow from Netflix or HBO may be indicative of an unhealthy and often immoral preoccupation?
New York Times reporter Kate Kelly is somehow back on the Brett (now Justice) Kavanaugh beat in Monday’s paper, covering in blurry fashion Kavanaugh attending a high school reunion at Georgetown Preparatory: “At Reunion, Kavanaugh Is Hailed as Hero.” One may detect some seething between the lines of Kelly’s clipped, hostile rendition of the event: "Following allegations that he had sexually assaulted a young woman during high school, Justice Kavanaugh’s drinking, rowdy behavior and treatment of women at Georgetown Prep nearly derailed his nomination.
Jeff Flake spent the past year grandstanding against President Trump on his way out of office and still can’t get supporters in the liberal media. The Republican Senator from Arizona was mercilessly grilled on his Kavanaugh vote on Tuesday’s The View, all the while being lauded as a "moderate" voice in his party.