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Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:25 AM

Media stampedes past several lies to report shiney new ones...

Did anyone else notice something peculiar happening? As the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh proceeded this past couple of months, one terrible lie after another was rolled out by the nominee and identified by the press. Big, ugly lies with warts, beginning with his denial, under oath, that he had anything to do with Senator Leahy's stolen emails. There are 29 lies now listed at Medium.com at the link below.

Yet once the sexual abuse allegations surfaced (and they are significant) all the former lying was largely omitted from the media sphere.

It's almost a scaled up version of Dr. Ford's memory prioritizing the "who" of her ordeal over the "where" or "when." (And she articulated this beautifully in physiological terms at the hearing). Once we were in sexual abuse territory nobody that I've observed in the mainstream media has sufficiently recalled the earlier nomination-killing lies. These were HUGE IMPEACHABLE LIES.

Just as we must add all of Trump's long list of crimes to every new story of wrongdoing, Kavanaugh's lies must be aggregated. The very format of journalism must change to keep up with these abominable people.

Despite a polygraph test, advanced degrees, security clearances, sincere testimony and corroborating evidence, the Republicans are still falling back on the claim that the accusers could be lying and have insufficient credibility.

So here's the rub:

Kavanaugh's own lack of credibility has already been established during the hearing and few journalists point this out. Even before the sexual allegations he's been exposed as dishonest and not worthy of a position on the Supreme Court. He shouldn't even be flipping hamburgers.

Below is an example of what I'm talking about. It's an omission from today's Daily Kos, a progressive forum that should know better. The article quotes, and fails to correct, a statement about an absence of proof of lying:

Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill of HopeGateWay in Portland protested at her office to tell her that Kavanaugh is "not judicial by any means" and says "If he lies about the small things, why would we have confidence that he wouldn't lie about the big things?"

Excuse me? He's already lied about the big things! All together he's lied over 29 times!!! Wake up journalists! Do your homework! Take notes on a pad of friggin' paper!

DAILY KOS IGNORING THE LIES:
https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1800923

29 LIES
Google this: demandjustice/kavanaugh-29-lies-and-counting

A BREAKTHROUGH!
Law & Crime has reported that Kavanaugh is being accused of major ethics violations and references BOTH his statements about his sexual abuse accusers and his earlier denial regarding the use of Senator Leahy's emails:
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/brett-kavanaugh-slapped-with-two-official-ethics-complaints-in-d-c-circuit-court/

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Reply Media stampedes past several lies to report shiney new ones... (Original post)
DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 OP
Beartracks Oct 2018 #1
DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 #3
BigmanPigman Oct 2018 #2
Grasswire2 Oct 2018 #4
dalton99a Oct 2018 #7
Meowmee Oct 2018 #5
DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 #6
Meowmee Oct 2018 #8

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:33 AM

1. Kavanaugh has already lied about big things.

Just bears repeating.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:47 AM

3. Yes, true, and my point is the media fails to repeat this while focusing on the newest allegations

The sexual assaults are the worst of the allegations (and I'm inclined to believe Dr. Ford et al), but the reporting often fails to reoort the earlier lies by Kavanaugh to help set the context and support these abused women.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:37 AM

2. I read the Law and Crime article earlier today on a DU post.

I am glad someone is doing something about this.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=11222792

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:37 AM

4. His gambling debts, his financial irregularities ... all disappeared.

Very unfortunate.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:01 AM

7. +1

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 02:18 AM

5. I noticed it

Right away. And I hope someone is investiagting the debt which was suddenly paid off.

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:00 AM

6. I'm hoping someone reports on the entire interconnected, inebriated web of lies

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 03:39 PM

8. Yes

Well it looks like it is pretty much over now for the US. With him on the court he will vote what they want and protect the fake prez etc. even if dems win house and senate will there be enough to impeach? Prolly not.

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