A CNN host of “New Day” made the case Tuesday morning for why Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged ice-throwing incident in a bar in 1985 makes it more likely that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford.
“I think it’s part and parcel of the entire thing,” said Alisyn Camerota. “I think that if you are known as a belligerent, mean, fighting drunk that’s relevant. I think that it’s relevant to then a woman who says that you would corner her and put your hand over her mouth, somehow that, I think, makes more sense than if you were just a fun drunk who always fell right asleep. Okay. So I think that it is relevant.”
Camerota made her comment after another panelist, John Avlon, dismissed the ice-throwing story as a “distraction.”
“The drinking sub-plot here runs into questions of credibility,” Avlon said. “Did he lie? Did he embrace the choir boy standard when in fact he was more of a frat boy? But it does seem to me to be a distraction from the larger questions of sexual assault that were raised.”
This is a far more logical and tempered analysis. But even Avlon’s remarks are irrelevant to ordinary Americans, none of whom are surprised that Kavanaugh drank beer in college.
When it comes to his professional record, Kavanaugh is indeed a choir boy, with twelve years of honorable service as a federal judge without a single ding on his record.
WATCH: (The relevant clip starts at the 6:00 minute mark)
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Liberal Media Freaks Out as Tom Cotton Questions Coronavirus Origins
Mainstream media seems more concerned with Cotton’s questions than China’s censorship.
Mainstream media entities are claiming Republican Senator Tom Cotton is trafficking in “conspiracy theories” for questioning the source of the coronavirus’ origins.
Cotton has questioned the official narrative stating that the deadly coronavirus outbreak originated in a wet food market in Wuhan, China. He’s suggested that it’s possible the disease originated in a Chinese government “superlab” a few miles away that conducts research in human infectious diseases.
Cotton has pointed out that the Chinese government is consistently declining offers of scientific and medical aid to combat the lethal epidemic, raising suspicions as to their transparency.
Such a suggestion is enough to label Cotton a “conspiracy theorist” in the eyes of outlets such as Slate and the New York Times. A headline from the Times called Cotton’s question a “fringe theory,” even though Cotton references epidemiologists who believe the virus didn’t originally enter human transmission at the food market. The Washington Post also ran a story Monday claiming that Cotton is trafficking in conspiracy theories.
It’s remarkable that nominally respectable media entities such as the New York Times are quick to dismiss entirely plausible theories of the coronavirus’s origins. If anything, an official narrative on the virus’s origins from the authoritarian communist government of China should be treated with inherent skepticism, especially considering that China is widely suspected of covering up the gravity of the situation and even arresting reporters who seek to document the epidemic and the government’s response.
Certainly it’s possible that the disease spread into humans from the consumption of animals such as bats, a prevailing theory for the virus’s origins. But the general public has no reason to entirely discount any plausible theory for the origins of the virus.
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