Right-Wing Media Launches Smear Campaign Against Kavanaugh | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Right-Wing Media Launches Smear Campaign Against Kavanaugh | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


>>>LET’S START WITH SOME OF>>>LET’S START WITH SOME OF THE GOOD NEWS. THE GOOD NEWS. THE POLITICAL RECEPTION TO DR. THE POLITICAL RECEPTION TO DR. CHRISTINE FORD, WHO’S ACCUSING CHRISTINE FORD, WHO’S ACCUSING JUDGE KAVANAUGH OF SEXUAL JUDGE KAVANAUGH OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WHEN THEY WERE IN HIGH ASSAULT WHEN THEY WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL, HAS BEEN BETTER IN SOME SCHOOL, HAS BEEN BETTER IN SOME MEASURABLE WAYS THAN THE WAY MEASURABLE WAYS THAN THE WAY THAT PAST ACCUSERS HAVE BEEN THAT PAST ACCUSERS HAVE BEEN TREATED. TREATED. SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN COVERING SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN COVERING TONIGHT. TONIGHT. FOR EXAMPLE, POLITICIANS IN BOTH FOR EXAMPLE, POLITICIANS IN BOTH PARTIES HAVE SAID THAT THIS PARTIES HAVE SAID THAT THIS ACCUSER: FORD, SHOULD BE HEARD. ACCUSER: FORD, SHOULD BE HEARD. CHAIRMAN GRASSLEY RESPONDED TO CHAIRMAN GRASSLEY RESPONDED TO THIS PRESSURE, EXTERNAL OR THIS PRESSURE, EXTERNAL OR WHEREVER IT GOT HIM, BY TAKING WHEREVER IT GOT HIM, BY TAKING THE UNUSUAL STEP OF SCHEDULING A THE UNUSUAL STEP OF SCHEDULING A NEW HEARING. NEW HEARING. HE DIDN’T JUST STONEWALL, HE DIDN’T JUST STONEWALL, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE CRITICISMS ALTHOUGH THERE ARE CRITICISMS ABOUT HOW THE HEARING WILL RUN. ABOUT HOW THE HEARING WILL RUN. SO THAT INCREMENTAL PROGRESS IS SO THAT INCREMENTAL PROGRESS IS CERTAINLY WORTH NOTING AS A CERTAINLY WORTH NOTING AS A FACTUAL MATTER. FACTUAL MATTER. BUT IT IS NOT UNIVERSAL THIS BUT IT IS NOT UNIVERSAL THIS WEEK. WEEK. THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH PLATFORMS THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH PLATFORMS RUSHING ALREADY TO IMPUGN DR. RUSHING ALREADY TO IMPUGN DR. FORD AND WE HAVEN’T EVEN HEARD FORD AND WE HAVEN’T EVEN HEARD FROM HER OTHER THAN THE FROM HER OTHER THAN THE INTERVIEW WITH “THE WASHINGTON INTERVIEW WITH “THE WASHINGTON POST.” POST.” THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH MEGAPHONES THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH MEGAPHONES IN RIGHT WING MEDIA WHO ARE IN RIGHT WING MEDIA WHO ARE SUGGESTING, WITHOUT EVIDENCE, SUGGESTING, WITHOUT EVIDENCE, SHE’S A POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST SHE’S A POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST TRYING TO SMEAR KAVANAUGH BASED TRYING TO SMEAR KAVANAUGH BASED ON HIS JU DIJ PHILOSOPHY. ON HIS JU DIJ PHILOSOPHY.>>IT’S ABOUT ABORTION.>>IT’S ABOUT ABORTION. DOES ANYBODY BELIEVE THE STORY DOES ANYBODY BELIEVE THE STORY WOULD HAVE SURFACED IF KAVANAUGH WOULD HAVE SURFACED IF KAVANAUGH HAD PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ROE V. HAD PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ROE V. WADE? WADE?>>THE TIMING IS CURIOUS.>>THE TIMING IS CURIOUS. THIS WHAT IS THE QUHIF OF THIS WHAT IS THE QUHIF OF POLITICAL SMEAR MASK RATING AS POLITICAL SMEAR MASK RATING AS SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION. SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION.>>WE HAVE REACHED PEAK LUNACY>>WE HAVE REACHED PEAK LUNACY ON THE LEFT. ON THE LEFT. AND THIS IS BY THE WAY THE MOST AND THIS IS BY THE WAY THE MOST DISGUSTING THING THAT THEY HAVE DISGUSTING THING THAT THEY HAVE DONE YET. DONE YET. ANY PERSON THAT ACTUALLY ANY PERSON THAT ACTUALLY SUPPORTS SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS SUPPORTS SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS SHOULD BE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST SHOULD BE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THIS BECAUSE THIS IS ABSOLUTELY, THIS BECAUSE THIS IS ABSOLUTELY, AS I SAID BEFORE, DISGUSTING, AS I SAID BEFORE, DISGUSTING, DESPICABLE BEHAVIOR. DESPICABLE BEHAVIOR.>>DISGUSTING.>>DISGUSTING. A WORD THAT SOMETIMES COMES UP A WORD THAT SOMETIMES COMES UP IN PROJECTED CRITICISM. IN PROJECTED CRITICISM. ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FORMER ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FORMER GOP OPERATIVE, WHO ACTUALLY GOP OPERATIVE, WHO ACTUALLY HELPED ORCHESTRA THE ATTACKS ON HELPED ORCHESTRA THE ATTACKS ON CLARENCE THOMAS’ ACCUSERS, CLARENCE THOMAS’ ACCUSERS, WRITING KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSER MUST WRITING KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSER MUST UNFORTUNATELY EXPECT THIS ANITA UNFORTUNATELY EXPECT THIS ANITA HILL TREATMENT FROM TODAY’S HILL TREATMENT FROM TODAY’S REPUBLICANS WHO WILL DEFEND THEM REPUBLICANS WHO WILL DEFEND THEM AT ANY COST. AT ANY COST. WE’RE ALREADY SEEING SOME OF THE WE’RE ALREADY SEEING SOME OF THE SMEAR TACTICS AT WORK, WEBSITES SMEAR TACTICS AT WORK, WEBSITES WHO PEDDLE FALSE CLAIMS SAYING WHO PEDDLE FALSE CLAIMS SAYING THE PROFESSOR WAS TROUBLED. THE PROFESSOR WAS TROUBLED. THE INFORMATION FOR THOSE BEESES THE INFORMATION FOR THOSE BEESES WERE BASED ENTIRELY ON A WERE BASED ENTIRELY ON A DIFFERENT PERSON, A DIFFERENT DIFFERENT PERSON, A DIFFERENT CHRISTINE FORD. CHRISTINE FORD. BUT THAT WAS ALREADY AMPLIFIED BUT THAT WAS ALREADY AMPLIFIED BY THE DRUDGE REPORT AS WELL AS BY THE DRUDGE REPORT AS WELL AS FOX HOST NEWS LAURA INGRAHAM FOX HOST NEWS LAURA INGRAHAM BEFORE ANY CORRECTIONS APPEARED. BEFORE ANY CORRECTIONS APPEARED. AS I MENTIONED WE WANT TO DIG IN AS I MENTIONED WE WANT TO DIG IN WITH AN EXPERT WHO HAS REPORTED WITH AN EXPERT WHO HAS REPORTED ON MANY OF THESE TYPES OF ON MANY OF THESE TYPES OF STORIES. STORIES. “NEW YORK TIMES” COLUMNIST “NEW YORK TIMES” COLUMNIST MICHELLE GOLDBERG. MICHELLE GOLDBERG. “BOYS WILL BE SUPREME COURT “BOYS WILL BE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES.” JUSTICES.” SHE SAYS BASED ON HER REVIEW SHE SAYS BASED ON HER REVIEW THIS ACCUSER LOOKS CREDIBLE, BUT THIS ACCUSER LOOKS CREDIBLE, BUT WILL IT MATTER? WILL IT MATTER? I WONDER JUST BIG PICTURE HOW I WONDER JUST BIG PICTURE HOW YOU FEEL AND WHAT YOU’VE YOU FEEL AND WHAT YOU’VE CONCLUDED ABOUT WHETHER THERE IS CONCLUDED ABOUT WHETHER THERE IS IMPROVEMENT AND WHAT IS STILL IMPROVEMENT AND WHAT IS STILL BEING DONE WRONG AS WE LOOK TO BEING DONE WRONG AS WE LOOK TO ADJUDICATE IN PUBLIC A DIFFICULT ADJUDICATE IN PUBLIC A DIFFICULT THING THE WEIGHT OF THIS THING THE WEIGHT OF THIS ACCUSATION AND THE FACTS AGAINST ACCUSATION AND THE FACTS AGAINST THIS JUDGE AND WHETHER HE SHOULD THIS JUDGE AND WHETHER HE SHOULD BE PROMOTED. BE PROMOTED.>>I THINK THERE’S CERTAINLY>>I THINK THERE’S CERTAINLY IMPROVEMENT, FIRST OF ALL THAT IMPROVEMENT, FIRST OF ALL THAT EVERYBODY — THERE SEEMS TO BE A EVERYBODY — THERE SEEMS TO BE A BROAD CONSENSUS THAT THESE BROAD CONSENSUS THAT THESE CHARGES SHOULD BE TAKEN CHARGES SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND SHOULD BE AIRED. SERIOUSLY AND SHOULD BE AIRED. A LOT OF THE PUSHBACK IN THE A LOT OF THE PUSHBACK IN THE RIGHT WING MEDIA TO CHRISTINE RIGHT WING MEDIA TO CHRISTINE BLAZY FORD COMING FORWARD HAS BLAZY FORD COMING FORWARD HAS ALMOST ASSUMED WHAT SHE IS ALMOST ASSUMED WHAT SHE IS SAYING IS PROBABLY CORRECT, BUT SAYING IS PROBABLY CORRECT, BUT BASICALLY SAID IT HASN’T BEEN A BASICALLY SAID IT HASN’T BEEN A BIG DEAL. BIG DEAL. YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING, YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING, IS IT REALLY FAIR TO JUDGE IS IT REALLY FAIR TO JUDGE SOMEBODY FOR WHAT THEY DID IN SOMEBODY FOR WHAT THEY DID IN HIGH SCHOOL? HIGH SCHOOL? ARI FLEISCHER, FORMER GEORGE W. ARI FLEISCHER, FORMER GEORGE W. BUSH PRESS SECRETARY, TALKING ON BUSH PRESS SECRETARY, TALKING ON FOX NEWS, CAN ONE LITTLE FOX NEWS, CAN ONE LITTLE INCIDENT IN HIGH SCHOOL DERAIL INCIDENT IN HIGH SCHOOL DERAIL YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ASCEND TO A YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ASCEND TO A SUPREME COURT SEAT OR THE SUPREME COURT SEAT OR THE PRESIDENCY LATER IN LIFE? PRESIDENCY LATER IN LIFE? WHICH IS KIND OF RICH, COMING WHICH IS KIND OF RICH, COMING FROM A PARTY THAT HAS SHOWN FROM A PARTY THAT HAS SHOWN VERY, VERY LITTLE CONCERN FOR VERY, VERY LITTLE CONCERN FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND WHETHER JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND WHETHER THEY’RE EVER ABLE TO EXPUNGE THEY’RE EVER ABLE TO EXPUNGE THEIR RECORD AND KIND OF GO ON THEIR RECORD AND KIND OF GO ON TO REDEEM THEMSELVES AND LIVE TO REDEEM THEMSELVES AND LIVE PRODUCTIVE LIVES. PRODUCTIVE LIVES. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE PRESIDENT REMEMBER THAT THE PRESIDENT CALLED FOR THE DEATH PENALTY FOR CALLED FOR THE DEATH PENALTY FOR FIVE ACCUSED RAPISTS, THE FIVE ACCUSED RAPISTS, THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, WHO WERE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, WHO WERE SINCE PROVEN INNOCENT BY DNA, SINCE PROVEN INNOCENT BY DNA, BUT WHO WERE 14, 14, 15, 15, AND BUT WHO WERE 14, 14, 15, 15, AND 16. 16. NOW, ALL OF A SUDDEN, THIS SAME NOW, ALL OF A SUDDEN, THIS SAME SORT OF GROUP OF PEOPLE IS SORT OF GROUP OF PEOPLE IS SAYING, WELL, COME ON, YOU CAN’T SAYING, WELL, COME ON, YOU CAN’T REALLY HOLD WHAT SOMEBODY DID AT REALLY HOLD WHAT SOMEBODY DID AT 17 AGAINST THEM. 17 AGAINST THEM. BUT THE FACT THAT I THINK YOU BUT THE FACT THAT I THINK YOU HAVE A NUMBER OF SENATORS OUT HAVE A NUMBER OF SENATORS OUT THERE SAYING THAT, IF THIS IS THERE SAYING THAT, IF THIS IS PROVEN TRUE, THAT WOULD BE PROVEN TRUE, THAT WOULD BE DISQUALIFYING. DISQUALIFYING. IT’S PROGRESS OF A SORT, RIGHT? IT’S PROGRESS OF A SORT, RIGHT? THERE MIGHT BE CYNICAL THERE MIGHT BE CYNICAL INTERPRETATION, WHICH IS THAT INTERPRETATION, WHICH IS THAT THERE’S NO PROVING EITHER WAY IN THERE’S NO PROVING EITHER WAY IN A CASE LIKE THIS. A CASE LIKE THIS. BUT I THINK THAT IT’S GOOD THAT BUT I THINK THAT IT’S GOOD THAT THERE IS AT LEAST, ON SOME THERE IS AT LEAST, ON SOME LEVEL, A CONSENSUS THAT IF HE LEVEL, A CONSENSUS THAT IF HE DID THIS, IT’S SERIOUS. DID THIS, IT’S SERIOUS.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. WELL, I’D LIKE FOR YOU TO PEEL WELL, I’D LIKE FOR YOU TO PEEL BACK SOME OF THE DOUBLE TALK BACK SOME OF THE DOUBLE TALK WE’RE SEEING AS WELL. WE’RE SEEING AS WELL. BECAUSE THIS, LIKE THE HILL BECAUSE THIS, LIKE THE HILL HEARINGS, CAN BE AN INFLECTION HEARINGS, CAN BE AN INFLECTION POINT. POINT. THE POSSIBILITY OF LEARNING OR THE POSSIBILITY OF LEARNING OR WHAT I MIGHT CALL LEARNING UNDER WHAT I MIGHT CALL LEARNING UNDER PRESSURE. PRESSURE. AND SO SENATOR GRAHAM, WHO KNOWS AND SO SENATOR GRAHAM, WHO KNOWS BETTER, IS SAYING THINGS THAT BETTER, IS SAYING THINGS THAT REGULAR PEOPLE, RANDOM PEOPLE, REGULAR PEOPLE, RANDOM PEOPLE, MIGHT THINK SOUNDS SUSPICIOUS, MIGHT THINK SOUNDS SUSPICIOUS, BUT ARE NOT. BUT ARE NOT. THAT YOU AND I KNOW ARE NOT, THAT YOU AND I KNOW ARE NOT, THAT HE KNOWS ARE NOT. THAT HE KNOWS ARE NOT. FOR EXAMPLE, THAT MS. FORD HAD A FOR EXAMPLE, THAT MS. FORD HAD A LAWYER AND A POLYGRAPH TO TRY TO LAWYER AND A POLYGRAPH TO TRY TO IMPROVE HER CREDIBILITY. IMPROVE HER CREDIBILITY. LINDSEY GRAHAM WAS A MILITARY LINDSEY GRAHAM WAS A MILITARY J.A.G. LAWYER, AND HE KNOWS J.A.G. LAWYER, AND HE KNOWS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG, INDEED, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG, INDEED, IT IS ILLEGAL AND IT IS ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO HOLD IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO HOLD IT AGAINST SOMEONE THAT THEY RETAIN AGAINST SOMEONE THAT THEY RETAIN A LAWYER. A LAWYER. YET HE SAYS THIS, TAKE A LOOK. YET HE SAYS THIS, TAKE A LOOK.>>I DON’T KNOW WHEN SHE TOOK>>I DON’T KNOW WHEN SHE TOOK THE POLYGRAPH, I DON’T KNOW WHO THE POLYGRAPH, I DON’T KNOW WHO PAID FOR IT, I DON’T KNOW WHEN PAID FOR IT, I DON’T KNOW WHEN SHE HIRED A LAWYER, I DON’T IF SHE HIRED A LAWYER, I DON’T IF HE PAID FOR IT. HE PAID FOR IT. IF YOU DIDN’T WANT TO GO PUBLIC, IF YOU DIDN’T WANT TO GO PUBLIC, WHY ARE YOU BUYING A POLYGRAPH, WHY ARE YOU BUYING A POLYGRAPH, WHY ARE YOU HIRING A LAWYER? WHY ARE YOU HIRING A LAWYER? ALL THOSE THINGS WILL COME OUT. ALL THOSE THINGS WILL COME OUT.>>YOU’RE HIRING A LAWYER IF>>YOU’RE HIRING A LAWYER IF YOU’RE GETTING ANYWHERE NEAR THE YOU’RE GETTING ANYWHERE NEAR THE HOT ZONE ANITA HILL GOT TO, AND HOT ZONE ANITA HILL GOT TO, AND THAT DOESN’T SPEAK TO YOUR THAT DOESN’T SPEAK TO YOUR VERACITY, EVERYONE HAS RIGHTS TO VERACITY, EVERYONE HAS RIGHTS TO LAWYERS, PERIOD. LAWYERS, PERIOD. WALK US THROUGH SOME OF THE WALK US THROUGH SOME OF THE SENATORS WHO SEEM TO BE TRYING SENATORS WHO SEEM TO BE TRYING TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.>>LOOK, I THINK LINDSEY GRAHAM>>LOOK, I THINK LINDSEY GRAHAM IS A WEASEL, TRYING TO INSINUATE IS A WEASEL, TRYING TO INSINUATE THAT HER KIND OF ELEMENTARY THAT HER KIND OF ELEMENTARY STEPS SHE TOOK TO DEFEND AGAINST STEPS SHE TOOK TO DEFEND AGAINST THE ONSLAUGHT THAT IS NOW BEING THE ONSLAUGHT THAT IS NOW BEING DIRECTED AT HER IN SOME WAY DIRECTED AT HER IN SOME WAY JUSTIFIES THIS ONSLAUGHT. JUSTIFIES THIS ONSLAUGHT. I DON’T THINK FOR A MINUTE THAT I DON’T THINK FOR A MINUTE THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS THE VAST MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE REALLY CARE ONE IN THE SENATE REALLY CARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER WHETHER SHE’S WAY OR THE OTHER WHETHER SHE’S CHARGES ARE TRUE. CHARGES ARE TRUE. FOR THEM THE QUESTION IS, WILL FOR THEM THE QUESTION IS, WILL THEY STILL BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THEY STILL BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR KAVANAUGH WITHOUT POLITICAL KAVANAUGH WITHOUT POLITICAL REPERCUSSIONS WHEN THIS CIRCUS REPERCUSSIONS WHEN THIS CIRCUS IS CONCLUDED? IS CONCLUDED? TRYING TO ORCHESTRATE IT IN A TRYING TO ORCHESTRATE IT IN A WAY THAT WILL LET THEM DO THAT. WAY THAT WILL LET THEM DO THAT.>>AN ATTACK, IT’S NOT TO>>AN ATTACK, IT’S NOT TO PRESENT ANY KIND OF MORAL PRESENT ANY KIND OF MORAL EQUIVALENCE, BECAUSE INDEED EQUIVALENCE, BECAUSE INDEED VIEWERS WILL RECOGNIZE MANY OF VIEWERS WILL RECOGNIZE MANY OF THE CLAIMS OF THIS AD HAVE BEEN THE CLAIMS OF THIS AD HAVE BEEN HIGHLY SUPPORTED, LIKE THE MANY HIGHLY SUPPORTED, LIKE THE MANY INVESTIGATIONS THAT SHOWED ROY INVESTIGATIONS THAT SHOWED ROY MOORE CREDIBLY ACCUSED OF MOORE CREDIBLY ACCUSED OF PREYING ON GIRLS. PREYING ON GIRLS. HAVING SAID THAT, THERE IS THIS HAVING SAID THAT, THERE IS THIS TYPE OF ATTACK COMING OUT NOW. TYPE OF ATTACK COMING OUT NOW. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS NEW AD TAKE A LOOK AT THIS NEW AD AGAINST JUDGE KAVANAUGH. AGAINST JUDGE KAVANAUGH.>>YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, GRAB>>YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, GRAB THEM BY THE [ BLEEP ]. THEM BY THE [ BLEEP ].>>AN ADMITTED SEXUAL ABUSER>>AN ADMITTED SEXUAL ABUSER SITS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO SITS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO SUPPORTED AN ACCUSED CHILD SUPPORTED AN ACCUSED CHILD PREDATOR FOR THE SENATE. PREDATOR FOR THE SENATE.>>SO GET OUT AND VOTE FOR ROY>>SO GET OUT AND VOTE FOR ROY MOORE. MOORE.>>HE NOMINATED THIS MAN TO THE>>HE NOMINATED THIS MAN TO THE SUPREME COURT. SUPREME COURT.>>ACCUSING KAVANAUGH OF SEXUAL>>ACCUSING KAVANAUGH OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. ASSAULT. WHEN SHE TRIED TO SCREAM SHE WHEN SHE TRIED TO SCREAM SHE SAYS HE PUT HIS HAND OVER HER SAYS HE PUT HIS HAND OVER HER MOUTH. MOUTH.>>WE CAN’T LET BRETT KAVANAUGH>>WE CAN’T LET BRETT KAVANAUGH DECIDE ON OUR RIGHTS FOR A DECIDE ON OUR RIGHTS FOR A GENERATION. GENERATION. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT>>WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT TACK AT THIS JUNCTURE, IN TACK AT THIS JUNCTURE, IN JUMPING JUDGE KAVANAUGH TOGETHER JUMPING JUDGE KAVANAUGH TOGETHER WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS AS A WAY WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS AS A WAY TO DEFEAT HIS NOMINATION? TO DEFEAT HIS NOMINATION?>>FIRST OF ALL, I ACTUALLY DO>>FIRST OF ALL, I ACTUALLY DO THINK THAT THERE IS SOME SORT THINK THAT THERE IS SOME SORT OF, I DON’T KNOW, MORAL OF, I DON’T KNOW, MORAL IMPLICATION IN ACCEPTING A IMPLICATION IN ACCEPTING A NOMINATION FROM THE PRESIDENT AS NOMINATION FROM THE PRESIDENT AS DISGRACED AND SUCH DUBIOUS DISGRACED AND SUCH DUBIOUS LEGITIMACY AS THIS ONE. LEGITIMACY AS THIS ONE. AND I THINK THAT THAT AD — DO I AND I THINK THAT THAT AD — DO I THINK IT’S FAIR AT THIS STAGE TO THINK IT’S FAIR AT THIS STAGE TO COMPARE BRETT KAVANAUGH TO ROY COMPARE BRETT KAVANAUGH TO ROY MOORE? MOORE? NO, CATEGORICALLY NO. NO, CATEGORICALLY NO. I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I THINK I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I THINK PART OF THE DEEP AND PROFOUND PART OF THE DEEP AND PROFOUND INSULT OF THIS NOMINATION IS INSULT OF THIS NOMINATION IS THAT YOU HAVE THIS PRESIDENT WHO THAT YOU HAVE THIS PRESIDENT WHO HAS BOASTED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT HAS BOASTED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT NOMINATING THIS FRAT BOY WHO HAS NOMINATING THIS FRAT BOY WHO HAS BEEN ACCUSED WITH SOME BEEN ACCUSED WITH SOME CREDIBILITY OF ATTEMPTED RAPE. CREDIBILITY OF ATTEMPTED RAPE. AND THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE THE AND THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE THE THING THAT ENDS ROE V. WADE, THING THAT ENDS ROE V. WADE, THAT STRIPS AMERICAN WOMEN OF THAT STRIPS AMERICAN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS. REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS. IN SOME WAYS IT MAKES VERY PLAIN IN SOME WAYS IT MAKES VERY PLAIN THE BRUTE PATRIARCHY, THE CRUEL THE BRUTE PATRIARCHY, THE CRUEL POWER, THE CRUEL IMPOSITION OF

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  • Syria, Congo, Yemen, Irak, Afghanistan, etc… The world is burning, most of the time by weapons from USA.; But the media (MSM) are keeping the citizen of this great country into the spell of a daily reality show; with the Super Clown Orange President. USA Citizen WAKE UP!!!!

  • Mr. & Mrs. MGTow says:

    Bill Clinton anyone? How about the hypocrite Asia Argento? Stop getting butt hurt already about Trump winning your all like children running to safe spaces.

  • It's treated differently because last time it was a black woman now it's a white woman so she will get more respect! Just look at all the stuff this President gets away with and all the Trouble the last One had!

  • What is wrong with Republicans? There is no shame in admitting you were wrong about someone. There are so many other conservative judges that could be appointed, why not just cut your losses and pick another name off the list? This seems way too complicated than it needs to be.

  • the right is a bunch of deplorables and FOX is just plain disgusting they are the fake news,not one of them is worthy of the title journalist.shame on them but they know their viewers are not very smart people,and can't think for themselves,or do their own research.

  • sexual assault is wrong at any age and most parents teach their kids early on about inappropriate touching,at 17 you know exactly what your doing.

  • And you are talking about evidence needed by repubs in this? She has no witnesses (except one that says it did not happen) or evidence and cannot say where or even what year it happened about 36 years ago- what is there to investigate? She has long been described by her students as vengeful, has a problem with his mom, and has acted as a dem activist while he has 6 FBI investigations where nothing possibly like this has happened. Innocent till proven guilty- especially after what they did to Cain. Anita hill treatment- guess that is when you do not consider mere words as being as serious if you follow the guy around year after year.

  • Just vote….and tell the Democrats that Americans clearly see their political game.
    The women needs to report the " crime" to her local police. Oh, no proof?
    Check her bank account

  • Anyone under the impression that MSNBC is left leaning, should watch Abby Martin, the Majority Report, the Rational National, Ring of Fire, Democracy Now and the Real News.

  • wandering spirit says:

    Smear campaign? There are No witnesses, NO police report, No evidence and No Proof.
    In America, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. In fact, the alleged victim cant
    recall when or where the alleged incident occurred. Really? Gimme a break.
    Kavanaugh will be confirmed soon and Ginsburg's replacement on the not too distant horizon.

  • Actually, I heard from an ICE agent friend of mine that a warrant to search Dr. Ford's home will be issued where they plan to find weed, a hunting vest, and a DVD of "Cops gone Wild".

    If Alex Jones isn't talking about it, you know it's true.

    Can I get a like?

  • I cant believe people are just goibg to accept this as a political smear campaign. The details do not reflect that. C'mon be objective. Is that so hard these days. There are details that align with the possibility this happened. Not to mention, Ford has nothing to gain from this. Her reputation is on yhe line here and no one is appreciating what her family is going through right now.

  • FOXNews is disgusting and despicable. They lie lie lie. They should respect a woman is right to choose for ourselves on anything. Somethings are not the governments business at this sexual allegations has nothing to do with that

  • It is fare. There are some things in life that are so wrong that we do not do them even once. Also, we have no knowledge that it was only once. 17 is old enough to know better and this and this woman has obviously suffered greatly out her life. I understand this. Unfortunately, I understand this.

  • Let's start a smear campaign against Christine Blasey Ford right here. She a a political prostitute. Her claims are fabricated. She is a long time leftist political activist. It should be noted that Brett Kavanaugh's mother, who is also a judge, ruled against Christine Blasey's parents in a home foreclosure case in Potomac, Maryland in 1996. By this time Brett Kavanaugh was out in the work world making a name for himself. There is potentially an element of personal revenge here. It is a small world down there in the swamp.

  • MSNBC, get your titles right. Whoever has been in charge of YouTube uploads lately has included typos, out of order words, and even completely missing words in this case (should read "Kavanaugh's accuser")

  • This nasty right winger is on her high horse. Can't wait for her to get her comeuppance along with all those like her. She,to use one of her own word, is DISCUSTING!!

  • Dems did their best to disrupt and prolong the hearing….once again. She's had months to come forward yet leaves it to the last moment, more delay tactics

  • This Dem and Rep Good ol Boys crap is getting old. My Dad is 85. He even calls them ALL stupid old ignorant geezers. It will be so great to have real politicians at the WH

  • Yes Goldberg! All I can say is you nailed it! From Lindsey Graham being a weasel to the side by side comparison of The Innocent Central Park 5 and questionable frat boy Kavanaugh to the brute patriarchy that governs Women's rights. SMH…blatant corruption.

  • shame on the democrats for using this woman as a bargaining chip to delay the vote. they are shameless. and shame on this woman for allowing them to use her to drag her name and cavanaugh through the mud. women like her give legitimate women of the metoo movement a bad name.

  • Trump and his minions plus his megaphone Fox are in full panic mode and try to rush the confirmation of their nominee, how is a bigot like the majority of their ranks. To stop this VOTE!

  • Mr Graham can no longer call mccain a fried ,cos he didn 't even wait after his death to switch side,maybe he is thinking of running for presidency position after trump cos he is acting like his dog these days ,like he has sold his soul to the devil like the rest of them.Why will the democrats even join in that vote ,it is all rubbish and and they will vote as usual 51 to 49 ,using their number,the whole world is moving forward and america is moving backward,well congress can't be trusted anywzy,go out women and vote those backward republicans out or hold your breath,,use your vote and throw them all out.

  • I wouldn't believe anything Candace Owens is parroting for fox news, at this point she would defend her own lynching to get that platform.

  • Can't prove it, can't falsify it. Only supposed witness doesn't remember anything of the sort. Story went from 4 to 2 accosters. Accuser who can't remember when it happened or where it happened now won't testify. Democrats are denying a SCOTUS nominee due process rights. How ironic.

  • Trump and his whole Administration are full of criminals and sexual predators. Vote to remove some of his power in the mid-term elections.

  • Don't want to use your Google+ Name? Ok, we'll ask you again later says:

    Clickbait title is the opposite of what any reasonable person would assume will happen.

  • Wimp Linsey Graham will be struck by lightning sent by hero McCain! G. was not worth the dirt under McCain's finger nails and should be ashamed of himself. All he probably ever did was taking sunbaths under McCain's legacy and persona. But then again – it's Graham, what can you do …

  • I. PRESIDENT OF PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY DR. MAUREEN O’CONNOR AND MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL DOUGLAS WALGREN, J.D

    A. Dr. Maureen O’Connor J.D
    According to the PAU website (https://www.paloaltou.edu/about/leadership), prior to becoming president at PAU in August 2016, Dr. Maureen O’Connor completed a dual degree program in psychology, law, and policy at the University of Arizona, earning both her PhD and JD. She is a member of the bar in Arizona and Washington, D.C., and she clerked for the Honorable Patricia Wald, then chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
    This information leads to the conclusion that it was no coincidence that Dr. O’Connor, who clerked for the Honorable Patricia Wald, the chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where future Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is employed, found herself in the middle of the 2016 presidential election as president of Palo Alto University.
    It is no coincidence that Dr. Maureen O’Connor found herself in Palo Alto, California where Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s former classmate Christine Blasey Ford was employed or is still employed. The question is whether Ms. Ford knew or had a friendship with Dr. O’Connor before or after Dr. O’Connor arrived in PAU and became PAU’s president.
    These are other questions which should be answered:
    • Whether Dr. Maureen O’Connor, a graduate of the University of Arizona, where she earned her PhD and JD, and a member of the bar in Arizona and Washington, D.C., knows or personally knew the former Arizona attorney general, governor of Arizona, U.S. secretary of homeland security and the present University of California President Janet Napolitano.
    • Whether Dr. Maureen O’Connor knows or knew personally the former University of California Director of Investigation John Lohse.
    John A. Lohse is the former Director of Investigation in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer. He is responsible for coordinating, tracking, managing and conducting investigations at the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and system-wide. He came to UC in January 2004 after a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), where he served as a special agent, associate division counsel and chief division counsel for the FBI's San Francisco Division. He has also served as a criminal prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix, Arizona. John Lohse is a member of the bar in California and in Arizona.
    John Lohse, together with many other University of California attorneys and executives, is responsible for covering up millions of dollars in tax evasion by UC regents in conspiracy with California Independent System Operator (CAISO) executives in collaboration with the attorney general’s office and other state agencies. John Lohse, together with other UC executives, including Dianne Feinstein and UC Regent Richard Blum, is also responsible for the coverup of the mysterious suicide in December 2010 of UC Davis Medical Center employee Todd Georlich, who apparently died before he was hanged. Senator Kamala Harris and her AG deputy Ashante Norton know details about this.
    • Whether PAU President Dr. Maureen O’Connor and Judge Kavanaugh’s “MeToo” accuser Christine Blasey Ford know or knew the former chief deputy for UCOP’s general counsel Karen Petrulakis, who served or is still serving as executive law chapter chair for Stanford Law School and as a member of Stanford Law School’s Board of Visitors. She also served on the state bar’s Litigation Section Executive Committee.

    B. Douglas Walgren
    The other person who eventually should be considered as a potential participant in the plot against Judge Kavanaugh and should be questioned is Douglas Walgren, former U.S. congressman, who is currently the advisory member counsel for PAU President Dr. Maureen O’Connor and an attorney in Washington, D.C. Mr. Walgren is not eligible to practice law in California (suspended license). He probably or most likely knows Christine Blasey Ford and her legal counsel Ms. Deborah Katz, licensed in the District of Columbia.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/389002932/In-Defense-of-Judge-Kavanaugh ;

    https://www.scribd.com/document/388805097/AUGUST-2018-FBI-Sean-Ragan-Cover-Letter-Draft ;

    https://www.scribd.com/document/386987770/Request-to-Place-Case-on-the-Court-Calendar

    https://www.scribd.com/document/389125382/Issa-Garamendi

  • Republicans are in a big hurry to install Donald’s “get out of jail free card”
    An unindicted co conspirator should not get a Supreme Court pick.
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  • Obama’s nominee was blocked for a year.
    Democrats only want to delay for about eight weeks.
    What’s the big deal?
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  • Anita Hill was proven to be a lair by the FBI investigation done on her harassment claim against Clarence Thomas, yet the Democrats still treat her like the victim. And now they want to make the FBI investigate the claims made by Ford against Kavanaugh, which is pointless because we can already see how the Democrats disregard FBI findings that don't fit their narrative.

  • The liberal media keeps saying that Ford's claims have "some credibility". When are they going to tell us how a vague recollection of an incident that she can't fully remember, that happened 36 years ago, that has already been denied by the only witness she could name, and runs contrary to the details she gave her own therapist four years earlier, is "credible"??

  • Lol sayin ppl on the right are suggesting anything without evidence is too rich of irony not to laugh at. There is literally not one shred of evidence to corroborate Ford’s claim but the left is all in w/o any evidence. Yet there’s a mountain of evidence discrediting her accusation, and more and more comes out each day, but those that consider the evidence have been labeled bullies or insensitive. This circus has to end. Whether you like BK or not. You can’t possibly support this lynching of him. If she had any evidence to back her claim we would all know about it. The fact that everyone present at this ‘party’ disputes her claim is revealing.

  • I lived in the bay area people there are political leftists hacks they live in a dog eat dog world they'll turn on their own mom's to get a head

  • The title is almost not fake news but it should say "Left-Wing Media Launches Smear Campaign Against Kavanaugh". Much more accurate.

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