It just keeps getting better and better. By which we mean, of course, worse and worse. At least as far as the New York Times is concerned.
The Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy has more details that for some reason failed to garner the same attention as the original New York Times story:
But Keyser now says she lacks confidence in Ford’s account. “We spoke multiple times to Keyser, who also said that she didn’t recall that get-together or others like it,” Pogrebin and Kelly wrote. “In fact, she challenged Ford’s accuracy.”
“Those facts together I don’t recollect, and it just didn’t make any sense,” Keyser told the authors.
“It would be impossible for me to be the only girl at a get-together with three guys, have her leave, and then not figure out how she’s getting home,” Keyser told Pogrebin and Kelly. “I just really didn’t have confidence in the story.”
Pogrebin and Kelly, however, say Ford’s story “rings true” and challenged Keyser’s recollections. “It is possible that Ford’s account is wrong and that Keyser’s lack of recollection is proof of that,” they wrote, but said “Keyser’s memory might be affected by her struggles with alcohol and other substances.”
And speaking of Keyser’s struggles with substance abuse, it seems that some of Christine Blasey Ford’s friends tried to exploit that in order to aid in the takedown of Brett Kavanaugh:
“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could spread about me if I didn't comply.”
—Christine Blasey Ford’s friend Leland Keyser (who now says she doubts Ford’s story on Kavanaugh)
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) September 16, 2019
It's one of the most disgusting things I've ever read.
— Reagan & Maverick (@AngleOfAttack1) September 16, 2019
It’s really sad, and very telling, they also wanted to shame her due to addiction/sobriety issues, and cruelly weaponize it to force her to play along…
— Eric AllredHenriquez (@epallred) September 16, 2019
This seems like it should be front-page news, no? Did the New York Times just not have enough space for this stuff or … ?
Im sure we will be seeing all the real moral and firefighting gatekeepers of truth who were eager to ruin this mans life tweet about this
This seem really newsy… like really newsy… https://t.co/v4hRmlHjOG
— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) September 16, 2019
This is crazy stuff. If only the NYT had access to this book, they could’ve really broken news! https://t.co/7nemrBWRF0
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 16, 2019