NYT walks back new Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations

The story did not initially include some pretty important details about the woman and what her friends said.

The Marc Cox Morning Show
September 16, 2019 - 7:19 am

The accuser has a book coming out. The subject of the alleged harassment doesn’t remember the incident. We can’t imagine why the FBI wouldn’t have investigated this one…

Hans von Spakovksy and Marc discuss the gross mishandling of Kavanaugh’s confirmation process by both the left and the mainstream media.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is under fire for its story about a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The paper apologized for an offensive tweet, and revised its article to reflect that the alleged victim couldn't recall the incident.

The Times reported on an allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a Yale University party as a freshman. Yet the story did not initially include the detail that the woman supposedly involved in the incident declined to be interviewed, and that her friends say she doesn't recall it.

That detail was later added, and the Times explained the change in an editor's note.

The newspaper also apologized for a tweet promoting the article sent out by its opinion section that it called clearly inappropriate and offensive.

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