Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was on Fox News today, and one topic up for discussion was the Times’ report about Brett Kavanaugh that warranted an “editor’s note” to clarify that the woman mentioned in the story does not recall the alleged incident. For some reason that part of the story was left out of the original Times story, but Abramson defended the Times and the reporters who presented the story that ended up imploding:

That this is the attitude of a former executive at the paper speaks volumes about how things ended up where they are:

What essentially amounts to “nobody can prove it didn’t happen” is a doozy of a “journalism” standard.

If so that was a heck of an effort.