'Big Three' jump on Kavanaugh claims, ignore correction

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Brett Kavanaugh testifyingThe so-called “Big Three” TV networks predictably jumped on new allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in recent days but conveniently left out a key detail that all but ruined the already-flimsy claim.

Media watchdog Media Research Center was poised and ready when new anchors at ABC, NBC, and CBS looked into the cameras and informed viewers that new allegations have surfaced against the associate justice, who faced accusations of sexual assault by accuser Christine Blasey Ford, and was ruled guilty of rape by feminists and Democrats at the time.  

All totaled, the networks spent a combined 32 minutes describing the new allegations outlined in a new book authored by two New York Times reporters.

Big Three networksYet MRC spokesman Curtis Houck says the network news all but dropped the story without pointing to a correction run by The New York Times that admitted the alleged victim said it never happened.

“They've moved on from it,” Houck said of the network news, “but they set the narrative that they wanted to about Justice Kavanaugh and then they moved on.”

New York Times logo (NYT)Houck tells OneNewsNow there was only 36 seconds of TV coverage describing an actual bombshell in the new book: Leland Keyser, a friend of Ford, told the authors she didn’t recall the incident and said she doubts it happened.

It has also been reported elsewhere that Keyser says she was threatened by others during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings to keep quiet or face revenge for going public and helping Kavanaugh.  

A correspondent for CBS News was featured Monday evening in a 36-second clip about Keyser’s claims but MRC watched as “CBS This Morning” failed to mention it the very next day.

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