As Twitchy told you Thursday, attorney Michael Avenatti might have hit a serious snag regarding the claims one of his clients initially made about Brett Kavanaugh. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred both Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick “to the DOJ for a possible criminal probe over allegations of false statements to Congress regarding Brett Kavanaugh.”

The mainstream media breathlessly reported Swetnick’s claim during the Kavanaugh confirmation process, but now the backpedal begins:

The wheels look to have just about fallen off Julie Swetnick’s unsubstantiated allegation, but NBC News political director and “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd appears to be prepared to claim the media to be a victim in all this:

“Journalists” must be shocked — SHOCKED!

Gee, maybe those reporters who parrotted the story initially will now start looking into whether it’s true or not. *Eye roll*

“Journalism” in 2018 just got even more ridiculous.

Weird, right?

Here’s Todd’s tweet translated:

And of course the answer is a resounding YES.