A formerly-trusted media titan spread fake news Tuesday about obtaining sworn declarations from four people who allegedly corroborated reports of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
@NBCNews has obtained sworn and signed declarations from 4 people who corroborate Christine Blasey Ford’s claims of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, sent to Senate Cmte,” said NBC’s Peter Alexander on Twitter.
In the first Tweet, Alexander attached two declarations that do indeed name Kavanaugh. Then, he attached a second Tweet to the thread.
“Here are the other 2 sworn declarations corroborating Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh,” he said.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) September 26, 2018
The problem with the second two declarations is that they do not name Kavanaugh at all. It is impossible to corroborate a claim against a person without actually naming the person.
NBC (also known as the Harvey Weinstein Protection Network) knows this, but Alexander proceeded with the false reporting anyway, hoping that his audience would not actually look at the documents.
Here are the documents that Alexander claimed “corroborate” Ford’s story:
The first declaration is written by Adela Gildo-Mazzon. The second was written by Rebecca White:
Kavanaugh’s name is not mentioned anywhere in either of the two declarations.
Co-Founder of The Federalist Sean Davis put Alexander on blast for his fake news reporting.
“Neither of those claims mentions Kavanaugh. Can you not read, or are you just a dishonest hack?” he asked.
We’ll let our readers decide the answer to Davis’ question.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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