NYT: Maybe We Shouldn’t Have Let An Anti-Kavanaugh Op-Ed Writer Report On His Bar Fight (Where He Threw Ice On Someone)

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Posted: Oct 03, 2018 7:33 AM
NYT: Maybe We Shouldn’t Have Let An Anti-Kavanaugh Op-Ed Writer Report On His Bar Fight (Where He Threw Ice On Someone)

Via The Daily Caller it seems The New York Times had to issue a mea culpa over their rightfully mocked scoop that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who Trump has nominated for the Supreme Court, allegedly threw ice on someone during a bar fight…in 1985. Emily Bazelon co-wrote the article:

As an undergraduate student at Yale, Brett M. Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation at a local bar during which he was accused of throwing ice on another patron, according to a police report.

The incident, which occurred in September 1985 during Mr. Kavanaugh’s junior year, resulted in Mr. Kavanaugh and four other men being questioned by the New Haven Police Department. Mr. Kavanaugh was not arrested, but the police report stated that a 21-year-old man accused Mr. Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him “for some unknown reason.”

A witness to the fight said that Chris Dudley, a Yale basketball player who is friends with Mr. Kavanaugh, then threw a glass that hit the man in the ear, according to the police report, which was obtained by The New York Times.

Bazelon is an op-ed writer who bashed Kavanaugh when he was nominated back in July. Seems like an odd assignment for a newspaper that continues to tell people they’re unbiased, or at least doesn't operate like a partisan outfit. That would be us, folks. We’re biased—and we don’t care. You know what you’re getting when you come to Townhall. The New York Times would like to have you think they’re straight news when in reality, the vast majority (they do have some good articles every now and then) of their reporting is straight trash. Well, to maintain this veneer of impartiality, the Times issued a statement to Mediaite saying maybe the news desk should have doled this assignment out to someone other than Bazelon:

Emily Bazelon is a writer for The New York Times Magazine who occasionally writes op-eds for the opinion section. She is not a news reporter. Her role in this story was to help colleagues in the newsroom gather public documents in New Haven, where Emily is based. In retrospect, editors should have used a newsroom reporter for that assignment. To be clear, the story is straightforward, fact-based and we fully stand behind it.

Yeah, it’s also total garbage. He got into a bar fight. So, did Robert F. Kennedy, who also, gasp!, drank beer in his life. And yet, the Attorney General’s office still remains.  

The Left’s anti-Kavanaugh hysteria is almost as bad, if not worse, than their obsession that the Kremlin and the Trump campaign colluded during the 2016 election. The sexual misconduct allegations lobbed at Kavanaugh, which were dropped at the last minute in this process, does share one thing with the Russian collusion nonsense: both stories deal with allegations that have zero evidence to prove their points. Over a year into the Russian collusion search, there’s no solid evidence. With Kavanaugh, all three allegations have no evidence or corroborating witnesses. Nevertheless, the FBI is investigating these allegations after spineless Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) decided to join Democrats, saying he would vote to advance the nomination to the Senate floor, BUT requested a weeklong delay in the final vote to allow this agency to dig some more. It was an appalling act of stupidity, one that could derail the whole nomination.