New York Times slammed for describing alleged sexual misconduct as ‘harmless fun’

The liberal media establishment really can’t help itself, and it continues to prove to Americans that it cannot be trusted.

The New York Times is getting shredded by both the left and the right for a rather poorly worded tweet describing sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Fox News reports.

Here We Go Again

The opinion piece in the Times to which the tweet referred included a rehashing of an allegation made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing having to do with his time as a student at Yale.

The claim centered around Kavanaugh exposing himself to a woman at a party. The reason the Times rehashed the story was that it was now also reporting on the recently-surfaced account of Max Stier, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh.

Stier alleged that after some urging from friends, Kavanaugh performed an “obscene act” at college party toward a woman in attendance.

For the record, the original accusation, made by a woman named Deborah Ramirez, was investigated and ultimately discredited.

Whoever does the social media for the Times thought it would be a good idea to describe an act of that nature as “harmless fun,” but the rest of the world did not see it that way.

Immediate Backlash

After the post was made, liberals and conservatives were on the same page that the tweet was, at best, irresponsible.

One of the more salient points expressed was that of theater critic Kyle Smith, who wrote, “You may think that smearing a distinguished jurist based on the testimony of a woman who said last year she wasn’t even certain about her story is harmless fun…”

Byron York, who writes for The Washington Examiner and also appears on Fox News asked” “What are they thinking at The New York Times? One, it’s a discredited allegation. Two, if it happened, such things are ‘harmless fun’?”

Even posting the story is an act of bias, because it does nothing more than take a shot at someone associated with President Donald Trump just for the sake of it.  The allegations against Kavanaugh were investigated not once, but twice, and nothing came of them.

Furthermore, the scrutiny he had to deal with during his confirmation hearing was unprecedented, but the media is still not satisfied. And they never will be.

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