It’s good to know that even in the most tumultuous of times, we can always turn to the Associated Press for quality reporting:
He let his anger flare, interrupted his questioners and wept. She sought to present herself as cooperative and respectful. The Kavanaugh-Ford hearing provided a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes. https://t.co/DSPCE3eqbb
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 28, 2018
David Crary writes:
NEW YORK (AP) — He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite, despite her nervousness, and mostly held back her tears.
Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes. Amid the deluge of reaction on social media, one prominent observation: Ford, as a woman, would have been judged as a far weaker witness had she behaved as Kavanaugh did.
Later, during questioning by some of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Democratic members, Kavanaugh aggressively interrupted his interrogators and even asked sharp questions of his own.
Ford, in contrast, sought to present herself as cooperative and respectful, expressing her wish that “we could collaborate in a way that could get at more information.”
Here’s how the “article” concludes:
Ford “was calm in a way every sexual assault victim is asked to be, lest they be written off as ‘unhinged’ and ‘emotional’ and, as a result, no longer credible,” [Danielle Campoamor, a New York-based writer and editor who says she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker five years ago] said. “Kavanaugh, by contrast, was unapologetically angry. … He embodied the anger so many sexual assault victims fear; the anger that keeps so many of us from coming forward.”
Oh, and for the record:
“Report.” Well, that’s certainly one word for what we just read.
It’s not news, that’s for damn sure.
— Marc loves Ashlee (@MarclovesAshlee) September 28, 2018
No arguments here.
Seriously AP, you too?
— Mary Frericks (@maryfrericks) September 28, 2018
I thought AP was supposed to be reporting facts not inject opinion.
— Will Skinner (@WillSki18174540) September 28, 2018
It really is a shame that news outlets today have not a single care about being objective and reliable
— Noah (@Noah___123) September 28, 2018
When/why did journalism become opinion pieces? Why not just stick to facts instead of fueling fires? pic.twitter.com/OprU1Cd4xF
— Nick the Rat 🐀 (@nicktherat) September 28, 2018
Where do people actually turn to for news? Actual news. Not opinion pieces.
— Bill (@BillyBlue37) September 28, 2018
— Jenny (@BlessedTNGal) September 28, 2018
This bit of editorialism ends your credibility as an objective news source. I'm done defending you.
— Christopher Forstner (@CLForstner) September 28, 2018