Stunning Anti-Trump, Anti-Kavanaugh Media Bias on Full Display

The WSJ, Wa-Po, NYT, and FT all have not covered a blockbuster "Who Did It" revelation on the Kavanaugh accusation. Why?

At 2:51 PM, September 20, 2018, Ed Whelan, a distinguished columnist and lawyer, posted an amazing set of Tweets regarding false memories of Christine Ford in regards to her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.

I compiled the synopsis in my post Kavanaugh: Overwhelming Evidence of Mistaken Identity.

Scorecard

  1. Wall Street Journal: No Comment
  2. Washington Post: No Comment
  3. New York Times: No Comment
  4. Financial Times: No Comment
  5. CNN: No Comment
  6. Reuters: No Comment
  7. BBC: No Comment
  8. LA Times: No Comment

Many of the above outlets are willing to post the latest garbage rumors on anything.

Here, with amazing evidence and home interior images, no one is willing to touch the story.

This shows blatant, anti-Trump, Anti-Kavanaugh bias and/or fear of the /#MeToo Movement.

The above organizations do not have to agree with the story, but to deny it by ignoring it is nonsense.

In the sake of fairness, they owe it to Kavanaugh to present Whalen's case.

They are either biased liars or cowards to fail to report this story especially when they produce so much totally unverified garbage about Russia and other topics.

Unlike BS Russia rumors, Whalen provides stunning evidence as opposed to conjuncture.

What we see smacks totally of purposeful media bias against Trump and Kavanaugh, possibly coupled with a /#MeToo backlash.

Update - Media Bias NBC

Update - Media Bias MSNBC

Mainstream media is willing to replicate proven lies, but not even comment on a masterful piece of investigative reporting.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (36)
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Jcbl
Jcbl

I'm not surprised at all. Saddened, but not surprised.

Worbsid
Worbsid

Sounds reasonable. Democrats want to delay, delay hoping to win the senate and not confirming a judge till after 2020.

Greggg
Greggg

War imminent in Syria/Iran - MSM response: "0". The above is just a distraction. Unconfirmed news: Russia declares Syria as a no fly zone. MSM response: Another big fat "0".

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

I had two people tell me they unbookmarked me on Twitter because of my "Trump bias".

Because of my Trade posts, I have a couple people here accusing me of being "Anti-Trump"

I do not give a damn about political parties. I am position-based.

pi314
pi314

The lies have already succeeded. According to latest WSJ poll, "Nomination Faces Growing Opposition." I am sure it will have an impact on midterms. MSM is complicit in the slander.

Sechel
Sechel

Ed Whelen is a direcotry of the Federalist society he testifies against the roe v wade, marriage act of 2011 etc. He has an agenda. And he's decided to push a doppleganger theory and the idea that Ford had an ax to grind over a foreclosure that never took place(i posed the link from snopes earlier). He seems to want to blow a lot of smoke.

Trying to understand what Whelen did, Seems like he found a yearbook and just looked for people that looked like Kavanaugh , played with google maps and is now accusing him but not Kavanagh of rape.

As I said, I don't know if the allegations are true or not or whether they should matter. I heard but I didn't confirm that Kavanaugh actually ruled the same as Garland 93% of the time when they served together on the Federal court of appeals . There's an atmosphere of fear about him because Trump may have selected him with an eye toward impeachment and the Mueller probe. I suspect he's gotten caught up in that. Also folks like Whelen who want Roe V Wade overturned are championing him and that scares the left.

Wish you would stay focused on the economics and finance. This is really your core competency and where you add the most value to the debate. I see you making the same mistake as Paul Krugman who uses his Economics hat to make political arguments, but being a good dentist doesn't make one a good lawyer or something like that. Anyway I see agendas being played out here.

RonJ
RonJ

The MSM is propaganda, not news.

Ron Cataldi
Ron Cataldi

Mish is the kind of guy, when the whole world says something, decides it must not be true because the whole world is saying it. Once in a while it makes him look like the only smart guy on earth. But the rest of the time it makes him look crazy. It's crazy to think this girl can't tell her high school classmates apart. Who here would have had trouble telling their high school friends apart, seriously?

Carl_R
Carl_R

This case is in stark contrast to the many people taken down by the "me too" movement who have long track records of abuse and misuse of authority. Lost in all this media circus is the fact that Kavanaugh has built a long, respectable career as a decent, honest, and fair judge, and he has a long list of people willing to state that he has treated everyone with respect. It's kind of scary to me to think that any person could have their reputation tarred if some person they barely knew 40 years ago makes totally unverified accusations against them. Maybe Ford is telling the truth, and maybe she is mistaken, I don't know. What I do know is that it doesn't matter if her accusations are the truth or not because the climate is so politicized and poisonous that truth is no longer relevant because the ends justify the means.

Sechel
Sechel

Whelen has now back-tracked and apologized, calling his tweets a huge error in judgment.

Dsgn
Dsgn

Pravda on the Potomoc, Izvestia on the Hudson. Now the Communists are actually fascist billionaires and their buddies. (Hmmm - analogous?) Maybe this time there is something going on behind the scenes that is so dangerous (nooses) to their "deep" state merger that they need to do ANYTHING to stop any Supreme's appointment.

I'm actually surprised the evil Dems aren't proffering pics of Kavanaugh porking Pepe in Kekistan. Perhaps the Dem circle jerk audience are so geriatric they wouldn't get it?

All they have to do is stop the nomination, and their Pop-up-Bimbo can go home with a few hundred g's after her 15 minutes and be forgotten. And the Continuing Circus restarts after the sElection, when the Dems and their Full Spectrum Dominance Election Fraud and apathetic Fredocons will have saved the day. Or not.

Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

Signal to Noise. It is said that during World War II, even the Germans listened to the BBC because it had such a strong reputation for accurate reporting, even when things were going badly for the Brits. And the Brits took advantage of this hard-won reputation for BBC accuracy by very occasionally inserting a piece of disinformation into their otherwise-accurate reporting. High Signal to Noise.

That was then. Today, no thinking person has much trust in reporting by the BBC or the NYT or any of the other "mainstream" outlets -- the Signal to Noise (or rather, to politically correct lecturing) ratio is too low. It is fascinating in airports to see so few people in that captive audience paying any attention to the omni-present 24/7 CNN broadcasts.

Strange that in a world where communication has never been easier, information is getting harder to find. I think Mish does a good job of flagging things that are worth knowing about. It makes it well worth coming to Mish's blog -- even though I disagree with Mish's assessment of certain issues.

Ron Cataldi
Ron Cataldi

" PR firm helped Whelan stoke half-baked Kavanaugh alibi

CRC Public Relations, a powerhouse conservative firm, guided Ed Whelan on a bad Twitter adventure."

And rubes like Mish swallowed the bait hook, line, and sinker. Sad.

gliderdude
gliderdude

Mish, looks like rare case of media not spreading vicious speculation from a devout biased conservative who did not witness the sexual assault. Dude finds a photo with similar look and accuses that guy of a crime. Kind of out there, and he himself has apologized.

You have gone from not favoring Kav due to "misinterpreting" his stance on Roe Wade and sensitivities over that with your wife (my recollection of your article here) to now rapid fire knee jerk support of whatever is necessary to install Kav in SC ASAP. What drives your bizarre turnaround?

What is the hurry with you and Repubs? Mitch McConnel said 9 months was not enough time to review Merrick. Kavanaugh was nominated just 2 1/2 months ago. Why the double standard?