President Trump tweeted his outrage on Monday in response to the latest smear the New York Times had printed over the weekend. The Times initially presented a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court’s newest Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, but then had to make a humiliating correction less than 24 hours later.
I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you’re at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony! They’ve taken the Old Grey Lady and broken her down, destroyed her virtue and ruined her reputation…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019
President Trump continued by saying “…She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times!”
Numerous accounts across social media began blasting the embattled NYT for the lack of veracity in their coverage, including James O’Keefe of Project Veritas fame who shared a clip from an investigation on Twitter:
If you are wondering why facts seem to slip through the editorial cracks at the @nytimes, their former Audience Strategy Editor might shed some light as to why.
“I will be “objective.” No I’m not. That’s why I’m there.” – Nick Dudich pic.twitter.com/1WFPswwW5n
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) September 16, 2019
The NYT originally posted an excerpt from an upcoming book on Justice Kavanaugh, which included new accusations of sexual misconduct. The newspaper included a claim made by Max Stier, a former classmate of the justice years ago at Yale University. One particular, and notable detail was left out; however, the alleged victim doesn’t even remember the incident.
Max Stier has a long history with sexual assault claims. Stier represented President Bill Clinton after Paula Jones accused him of exposing himself to her in a hotel room. Stier also worked closely with David Kendall, who represented Hillary Clinton against allegations of illegally handling classified information in the Whitewater investigation. Kavanaugh worked with Ken Starr on the other side of the Clinton impeachment battle. According to the New York Times article, Stier “notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly.”
Later on in the day, writers of the NYT article Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, blamed their New York Times editors for removing that all-important detail in the Kavanaugh story in an interview with MSNBC, yet they omitted that same information in their interview with NPR.
Written by: Sheri Horton