So, let’s put it this way: If The New York Times, NBC News, and the Washington Post won’t go to press with your accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, there are some serious credibility issues with the story. These outlets are #1, #2, and #3 respectively when it comes to trashing the Trump administration and everything it stands for. If there was even a shred of reason to believe Debbie Ramirez’s ludicrous story about a party at Yale, they would have printed it without a second’s hesitation. The fact that they didn’t should have been a giant red warning flag to Ronan Farrow, Jane Mayer, and The New Yorker.
Another warning flag? The fact that when the reporters first spoke to Ramirez, she was far less certain about what happened at that party than she was a few days later. As far as we know, 35-year-old memories don’t work like that. You don’t just sit and think it over for a few days and watch the details suddenly materialize out of thin air. You either remember that Brett Kavanaugh waved his penis in your face or you don’t.
Ah, but if you have these New York City reporters breathing down your neck, telling you that the only way you get to see your name in the headlines is if you can be a little more specific about what Kavanaugh did to you? Yes, we can see how that might, er, jog your memory.
Just listen to this report from The New York Times, written after the Farrow story was published.
“The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge,” they explained. “Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.”
Indeed, much like the first accuser – Christine Blasey Ford – this new one finds it extremely difficult to recall many of the details from the “attack” and impossible to find anyone who can back up her story. In fact, Ramirez’s own best friend from college says it never happened.
“This is a woman I was best friends with,” she said. “We shared intimate details of our lives. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else. It never came up. I didn’t see it; I never heard of it happening.”
Literally no one else can recall this incident. Only Ramirez.
But the Democrats and their cheerleaders in the media think that what we’ve heard thus far (we’re not even going to address Michael Avenatti’s attempt to stick his nose into this, which is beyond disgusting) is enough to disqualify Kavanaugh from the high court. If this is really the standard of proof it takes to derail a Republican’s career in 2018, we may as well stop holding elections altogether.
Rigged system? That doesn’t even begin to describe it.