There is no question that the media played a major role in stirring up hype, emotions, and scandal surrounding the accusations made against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings in September.
For one, the news cycle zeroed in on the political scandal as if nothing else was happening on the entire planet.
There was, as usual, a stunning display of bias and apparent Democratic propaganda from the part of the press, who seemed to do everything they could to frame Kavanaugh as guilty and his accusers as innocent victims with no possible ulterior motive.
One such accuser, who had the least believable story (out of the accusers who didn’t actually end up admitting to making the entire thing up), was given an extensive interview on NBC, in which she systematically walked back on all her most important claims.
This was, of course, the infamous Julie Swetnick, who, along with her even more infamous lawyer Michael Avenatti, has now been recommended for a criminal investigation to the Department of Justice.
NBC has also found themselves in hot water, as it’s been revealed that they sat on information about a second Avenatti-represented accuser during the closely-watched confirmation process, only to release it now.
Why is this significant? Because the story they had could have returned some credibility to Kavanaugh’s claims of innocence.
The Daily Wire reports:
In yet another stunning display of media bias, NBC now acknowledges that it had information that undermined the credibility of some of the women who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but didn’t report it at the time.
The network interviewed Swetnick on October 1st, and two days later, Avenatti released a sworn statement from his second unnamed client.
Yet another accuser has come forward (see sworn stmt below). She is prepared to meet with the FBI today and disclose multiple facts and witnesses. pic.twitter.com/eNsCAau6no
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 3, 2018
This was two days before the Senate would vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
At the time, NBC had all the information they needed to discredit the accusations made by this woman against Kavanaugh, including the woman’s own statement which contradicted the one she supposedly made via Avenatti.
NBC says it spoke to this woman two days before Avenatti released her statement, and didn’t seem to find her credible. The outlet said the woman told NBC a different story than what was presented in the affidavit.
“Referring to Kavanaugh spiking the punch, ‘I didn’t ever think it was Brett,’ the woman said to reporters in a phone interview arranged by Avenatti on Sept. 30 after repeated requests to speak with other witnesses who might corroborate Swetnick’s claims,” NBC reported Thursday night. “As soon as the call began, the woman said she never met Swetnick in high school and never saw her at parties and had only become friends with her when they were both in their 30s.”
This alleged corroborating witness then told reporters she never witnessed Kavanaugh act inappropriately toward women, but said everyone at these parties drank heavily.
NBC again contacted this woman on October 3, the day Avenatti tweeted out her statement. At this time, she told the media outlet she only “skimmed” the declaration. The next day – October 4 – she texted NBC, saying: “It is incorrect that I saw Brett spike the punch. I didn’t see anyone spike the punch … I was very clear with Michael Avenatti from day one.”
She also told NBC she would never let anyone abuse women in her presence.
NBC says Avenatti confirmed to them that the woman they spoke to on the phone was the same as the one in the new affidavit, but when confronted with the discrepancies, he said he was “disgusted” with the outlet and added: “How about this, on background, it’s not the same woman. What are you going to do with that?”
For some reason, none of the information they gained from speaking with this woman themselves seems to have been considered news-worthy until now, when the left-wing narrative that Kavanaugh is a serial sexual abuser has been cemented in the minds of many outraged Americans.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…this is why we call them “fake news.”