Robin Pogrebin has been doing a bang-up job of selling the American public on her and Kate Kelly’s hit job on Brett Kavanaugh. As Twitchy told you, on “The View” today, Pogrebin tried to rewrite history, claiming that she and Kelly were shocked to learn that the New York Times story had left important details out and that they moved to correct the record as soon as they were made aware (they did no such thing). She also expressed dismay at people like Donald Trump accusing them of having an agenda (they did, in fact, have an agenda). Pogrebin also admitted to being behind the now-deleted New York Times tweet about Brett Kavanaugh.
Well, would you believe there’s still more to this train wreck?
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 17, 2019
So … what was the point of this exercise?
Pogrebin says Blasey Ford's and Ramirez's stories have been corroborated (Not true), and that over 30 years Kavanaugh "has become a better man" and "reformed himself" (On basis?) pic.twitter.com/4bIhbfQKW5
— Madeline Osburn (@madelineorr) September 17, 2019
This answer praising Kavanaugh’s entire adult life and career presumes that he is guilty of the things alleged by Ford and Ramirez, without evidence. https://t.co/9MSZo1yqDk
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 17, 2019
Unreal. Just when you thought they couldn’t make themselves look any worse.
With no corroborating evidence and identified witnesses that denied the allegations, the authors merely state that the allegations, in their gut, ring true. She asserts that Kavanaugh changed. Unbelievable.
— Jeffrey W. Ludwig (@jwludwig) September 17, 2019
These "reporters" are truly vile. They don't seem to care there is zero evidence Brett Kavanaugh did anything to these woman. They deserve to endure what Kavanaugh as endured this past year. And I hope someone makes them pay.
— Kristine (@Tine244) September 17, 2019
They should have to pay a steep price for what they’ve done.
That’s some major league hedging there if I’ve ever heard it. They’re running cover so they don’t get sued into oblivion. There’s nothing nuanced about writing an oped like they did. They’re in damage control mode now.
— A Random Joe (@OutsideDog) September 17, 2019
But they’re not even good at damage control. Continuing to push evidence-free allegations against Brett Kavanaugh strongly indicates that Pogrebin and Kelly (and the New York Times, by extension) are in way over their heads and don’t know what else to do but dig deeper in the hopes of making their colossal blunder and egregious journalistic malpractice disappear.
Fun fact for @rpogrebin: You can be successfully sued for libel by a public figure if it can be shown that the act was with malice. That is, with a reckless disregard for the truth: you either knew it wasn't true, or you didn't give a damn.
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) September 17, 2019
It doesn’t look good for Pogrebin and Kelly right now. At all.