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September 16, 2019

New York Times Runs Yet Another Smear Against Brett Kavanaugh; Alleged Newspaper Forgets to Mention 1, the Alleged Victim Denies Any Memory of This Silly Tale, and 2, The Person Claiming He Remembers Hearing About It Is... A Clinton Lawyer

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The authors then bring forth a new allegation that they suggest bolsters her claim. They say that a former Clinton attorney named Max Stier told the senators and F.B.I. that he witnessed Kavanaugh, pants-down, at a party where a group of guys pushed the hand of a female student onto him.

What they neglected to mention, however, was that the Senate Judiciary Committee was not notified of this claim, according to counsel Mike Davis. Democratic Senate offices turned over several claims against Kavanaugh, some of them leading to criminal referrals for false statements. There were claims of a nationwide crime spree undertaken by Kavanaugh, although no evidence was found in support of any of the claims.

More importantly than the procedural issue, however, is that several friends of the alleged victim in question say she has zero recollection of such incident.

That salient detail was omitted by the reporters.



A correction was added to the end of the article late Sunday night, after a full day of histrionic media coverage: It reads:

Editors' Note: Sept. 15, 2019

An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.

Howard Kurtz calls this "journalistic malpractice," and "black and white" as far as violations of so-called journalistic standards.

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