Severino blasts 'grossly incompetent' Kavanaugh hit piece

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl (

New York Times logo (NYT)The venerable New York Times is making news this week not for publishing new sexual allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, which kicked off fresh calls for impeachment, but for leaving out an essential piece of information.

After the Times published a Sunday Review essay to promote a new anti-Kavanaugh book, the newspaper later published a belated editor’s note that describes what is reported in the book but left out of the essay: the woman who is the purported victim of a drunken prank says it never happened.

“The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed,” states the editor’s note, “and friends say that she does not recall the incident.”

The newly published book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh” was authored by two Times reporters who are blaming that omission on unnamed editors who possibly wanted to shield the name of the alleged victim.

Kavanaugh (pensive)“And in removing her name, they removed the other reference to the fact that she didn’t remember,” reporter/co-author Robin Pogrebin told MSNBC.

The New York Times has always been a liberal newspaper,” observes Gary Bauer, a former Reagan official who leads American Values. “But it did have a claim to being a paper or record, meaning that it did its research. In front of our eyes, we are watching it morph into a tabloid of the worst kind.”

The Kavanaugh-blistering essay was predictably picked up by other media outlets over the weekend, creating immediate calls from prominent Democrats running for president to impeach the associate justice.

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is introducing a resolution today seeking an impeachment inquiry into Kavanaugh, Fox News reported.

Hemingway NYT Kavanaugh tweetBut one lone voice, conservative writer-editor Mollie Hemingway, appears to have stopped  the Kavanaugh Impeachment Train.

Hemingway was reading through the book on Sunday, and commenting on Twitter, when she noticed that the essay omitted the book's key fact about the new supposed accuser. 

“Journalistically indefensible,” Hemingway wrote, “though gullible additional reporters are spreading it of course.”

Hemingway, in fact, had become familiar with the Kavanaugh hearing and numerous people involved behind the scenes after co-authoring “Justice on Trial” with attorney Carrie Severino.

Their behind-the-scenes tale of the Kavanaugh hearings published months ago, so Hemingway was comparing their book to "Education" when she apparently stumbled upon the glaring omission. 

Severino, in a radio interview on Tuesday, told American Family Radio that she and Hemingway “providentially” got a copy of the “Education of Brett Kavanaugh” book a day before it went public, which allowed them to “fact-check” what she called a “grossly incompetent” article.


“Imagine if we hadn’t had that opportunity,” she said of reading the book over the weekend. “We would all be laboring under the assumption that this was a real thing, not knowing that the alleged victim herself doesn’t even think the attack happened.”

Coming on the heels of Russia collusion hoax coverage and changing a correct headline after it angered the Left, Bauer says the Times has become a parody of its former self.

“When the press no longer acts like a press, when the press is merely stooges for a left-wing narrative,” he observes, “then we have a serious problem in the country, and something that literally does threaten our constitutional Republic.”

Editor's Note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates


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