New York Times apologizes for tweet, revises Brett Kavanaugh article
Brett Kavanaugh could be having an effect on the Florida Governor's race.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington
The alleged victim couldn’t recall the incident.

President Donald Trump on Monday said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is under assault, following a New York Times story about a sexual misconduct allegation that was revised to reflect that the alleged victim couldn’t recall the incident.

The newspaper has also apologized for an offensive tweet that was sent out to promote the weekend article.

The Times reported on an allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a Yale University party as a freshman. That new allegation was included in an article, excerpting an upcoming book about Kavanaugh classmate Deborah Ramirez, who had claimed the future justice pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her at another time at a different Yale party.

In writing about the new allegation, the story did not initially include the detail that the woman supposedly involved in the incident declined to be interviewed, and that her friends say she doesn’t recall it. The article was revised to include that information, with an editor’s note explaining the revision.

It was not immediately clear why that detail had been left out.

Kavanaugh denied Ramirez’s accusation in the past. He declined to comment on the new one, according to a court spokeswoman.

The president has jumped to the defense of his Supreme Court appointee on Twitter, saying “the one who is actually being assaulted is Justice Kavanaugh, assaulted by lies and fake news.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173568871481171974

Trump said Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue.

The newspaper also apologized for a tweet sent out Saturday through the account of its opinion section, where the Kavanaugh piece ran. The tweet said, in part, that “having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun.”

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The Times later said that the tweet was “clearly inappropriate and offensive.”

Associated Press


7 comments

  • Dan

    September 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    NY Times and the author should be sued by Kavanaugh for their intentional smear campaign. First, the author of the allegation was a Bill Clinton staff member while he was being impeached for lying to congress over his Oval Office shenanigans. Second, the alleged victim does not remember any such activity claimed by the author. Complete fabrication to smear a Supreme Court Justice for political purposes. Let see a $10 million Law suit for knowing lying to the public to defame the jurist.

    • NoMoreRepublicans!

      September 16, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Using your standard of “knowingly lying to the public” – the damn “public” should be suing Trump for friggin’ billions! Trump is now in the realm of 13,000 provable outright lies and misrepresentations that he’s made to the public over the past 32 months! Lock him up! Sue his ***!

      • Jane

        September 17, 2019 at 6:58 am

        Everything and every word that comes out of this writer is straight out of the Communist handbook! Constant lies, distortions, disgusting accusations is all they have. God gave us an imperfect man to fight for America, we will beat devils like this back to the fires of hell!! God bless President Trump and God Save America!

      • jon

        September 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

        idiot! you!

  • NoMoreRepublicans!

    September 16, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Trump and Kavanaugh – white trash using each other to justify their own slimeball behaviors! Throw in Trump insiders already in prison like Manafort and Cohen – and scumbag Trump pals like Epstein and Pecker – and you end up going way beyond a simple ‘white trash’ designation! Throw in hangers-on like McConnell and Graham – and every registered Republican in this country who voted for Trump should be hanging their heads in total shame! This is the disgusting end-result of imperious Republican partisanship! Yuck!

    • Karen

      September 17, 2019 at 6:49 am

      As a former lifelong Democrat it is people like you Mr. “no more Republicans” who have driven me away from the party. Your constant spewing of vicious, hateful rhetoric with no facts or logic to back it up proves that you are a Communist!
      Patriots have been fighting you & your satanic cult for all of mankind and we will win!
      God Bless President Trump!!!!!

  • gary

    September 17, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    God Bless Donald J Trump! MAGA2020

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