Like we said before, the media is going to have to do a lot of heavy lifting to keep the Brett Kavanaugh accusations at the top of the news cycle until Christine Blasey Ford agrees to testify under oath.
For the Washington Post, that meant getting some keen insight into Kavanaugh’s high school years by publishing a piece by one of its reporters who went to a similar prep school down the road. It was the ’80s, and prep school boys were assaulting girls all the time, and Brett Kavanaugh attended an elite prep school in the ’80s, if you get theirÂ drift.
Perspective: In the â80, boysâ prep schools like Kavanaughâs could be bastions of misogyny.
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 20, 2018
So if The Washington Post’s reporter went to an elite prep school near Kavanaugh’s school in the ’80s and saw misogynistic behavior, then âŚ what, exactly?
Are we fresh out of news to report or analyze? https://t.co/ZX7pyMEJ8V
— Emily Evans (@EmilyNEvans) September 20, 2018
From the "Because it could happen, it did happen" school of journalism. https://t.co/sQfgsryOPJ
— Doug Sheridan (@dougsheridan) September 20, 2018
I didnât go to that school, nor do I have any knowledge of that night, but Iâm going to go ahead and write an article making assumptions. Well done. https://t.co/fA2yFOD9ks
— matthaertner (@matthaertner) September 20, 2018
This has zero bearing on anything, and the Washington Post should be embarrassed to publish it https://t.co/b5sdNxUpNx
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) September 20, 2018
If you tried to make this argument as a high school debate team member, you'd be kicked off the team.
It's a weak "guilt by association" technique poorly bolstered by sexism and class envy. At least this loser showed some restraint and declined to play the race card. https://t.co/Q95dOX2aJC
— H.P. Loveshaft (@HLoveshaft) September 20, 2018
So now weâre stereotyping people who went to schools âdown the roadâ from someone. Okay? Or we can take the claims for face value, gather all facts, listen to both sides and provide due process for each party https://t.co/BXaY9KXudv
— Cody Maggard (@CodyMaggard10) September 20, 2018
Letâs be very clear here: âHe went to a prep school so heâs probably guiltyâ is basically just the Woke version of âHeâs from ***that*** part of town so heâs probably guilty.â https://t.co/Frl7MkuKsV
— Jeremiah Stephan Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) September 20, 2018
Perspective: Heâs from a bad neighborhood, so heâs probably guilty.
These bad takes are going to flourish until some credible details are added to this accusation. https://t.co/9iIFLWnFoB
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) September 20, 2018
I'm so glad we get to judge everyone based on what they look like and the communities they came from again. It was just too much work to judge based on an individual's overall personality and actions. https://t.co/bvVElcR4PN
— Mara (@LadyScriblerus) September 20, 2018
Profiling groups is so hot right now https://t.co/B85vMLnx6j
— Chris G (@ChrisGeeTwo) September 20, 2018
100% irrelevant to the validity of *this* accusation by *this* accuser who has accused *that* man of assaulting her.
They have essentially reverted to guilt by proxy social behavior. 'Girls who dress like that and behave like that…' https://t.co/3ICxEzTtvS
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 20, 2018
I once walked by the Washington Post and saw two guys shooting drugs into their veins around the corner of the building. I'm sure pretty much all the staff at the Washington Post do drugs if that's the atmosphere I saw.#FakeNewsMedia https://t.co/yobQwIiLTI
— đşđ¸PatrioticđŻTiger (@PatrioticTiger) September 20, 2018
Lol this is where weâre at now. âOne of our reporters went to a school where there was preppy boys who were misogynists. CASE CLOSEDâ https://t.co/MY4czHSwmj
— ParkersWriting (@ParkersWriting) September 20, 2018
This is part of a weird genre aiming to prove that Brett Kavanaugh is guilty because he kinda seems like the type https://t.co/fTeAkYMru7
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) September 20, 2018
Then he must be guilty. Skip the trial https://t.co/JXe5VWblPy
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) September 20, 2018
This is Alex Jones level smearing. Matter of fact, I think Alex is doing the exact same thing regarding Christine Ford & her school. Good job, @GregJaffe
— Myla (@MewMyla) September 20, 2018
Hi @GregJaffe, how many sexual assaults did you commit in that environment?
If youâre insinuating that this is evidence to support such an allegation, do you have something to confess? https://t.co/d9Sza0GKIb
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) September 20, 2018
— Ms. Velvet, The Handmaidâs Spy (@TMIWITW) September 20, 2018
Clearly we need to shut down Landon until we can figure out what's going on. https://t.co/kTWExaprLx
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) September 20, 2018
âreporters never take sidesâ. For the 1 zillionth time. https://t.co/JY2pc163vw
— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) September 20, 2018
My God. The media is treating this EXACTLY like they did the Duke Lacrosse case.
They have learned NOTHING!
I'm sick of this shit. https://t.co/KWZZOPDceN
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) September 20, 2018
Writer goes to elite school, bastardizes other students as protection. https://t.co/PF0uljoK2X
— M Gardner (@Engerlandm8) September 20, 2018
This perspective is irrelevant dogshit. https://t.co/M4SomA0nY5
— Matt Spurrier đ (@PlanetPolitico) September 20, 2018
Thanks for the irrelevant information https://t.co/WJJIr9rSKN
— Keith Maniac, from Guatemala (@CutItOutPutin) September 20, 2018
To progressives, this is "evidence". It's time to eradicate this cancer https://t.co/oZWMciHUe6
— â Problematic AFâ˘ â (@EF517_V3) September 20, 2018
Thats cool. Try sharing actual evidence. Not smear campaigns. https://t.co/Lz0tMJB6Vs
— Jordan Ratz (@RatzJordan) September 20, 2018
This is repugnant and a big reason people hate the press. https://t.co/uUwerdfQTi
— EducatĂŠdHillbillyâ˘ (@RobProvince) September 20, 2018
'It sounds like the judge has a fetish': Check out HuffPost's latest hit job on Brett Kavanaugh https://t.co/MZN92ASqyW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 20, 2018