Boy howdy, it sure does seem to be raining crap all over the New York Times this week, especially on the journos responsible for the Kavanaugh hit-piece that continues to fall apart more and more. Between the infamous ‘editor’s note’ that all but debunks their entire piece and now this little nugget about the reaction of top editors on the news side of things, this has been a train wreck on steroids.
And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving rag.
"Sources say Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly initially pitched their reporting to the news side, but top editors ultimately felt that there wasn’t enough juice to warrant a story there" https://t.co/RhiJM5JgSa
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) September 17, 2019
From Vanity Fair:
As much as the new flurry of reports concerning Brett Kavanaugh’s college behavior has reignited a debate over his suitability to serve on the Supreme Court, they’ve also supercharged the ever-volatile climate of New York Times outrage. The paper is once again engulfed in a familiar maelstrom, taking heavy incoming from both sides on Twitter and cable news. It began over the weekend, with an adaptation from Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly’s new book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh. Their excerpt surfaced a previously unreported allegation, from former Yale classmate Max Stier, that Kavanaugh’s friends once “pushed his penis into the hand of a female student” during a drunken dorm party. It also reported that “Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the FBI about this account, but the FBI did not investigate.”
And it turns out the editors were right considering @rpogrebin and @katekelly now have egg on their face bc of their story yesterday WITHOUT including the fact the woman in question has said she has no idea what people are talking about, the Washington Post ALSO took a pass
— Michael (@Michael2014abc) September 17, 2019
— Deezy (@DmanfeldDeezy) September 17, 2019
And don’t forget totally desperate.
i wouldn’t trust anything from the NYT, not even a grocery discount coupon.
— Mike Wells (@tastytradeninja) September 17, 2019
That’s what you call “news analysis”
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) September 17, 2019
Or … wait for it … FAKE NEWS.
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