Laura Ingraham Rails Against ‘Ridiculous’ New Yorker Kavanaugh Piece: ‘Can’t Believe’ They Ran it
On Monday night, Laura Ingraham took aim at The New Yorker for running the Ronan Farrow/Jane Mayer report on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s second accuser.
Ingraham began by blasting the “standards” being set for Kavanaugh for accusations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez when he was in high school and college.
“We were all in college, we were all in high school… but we all did stupid stuff,” Ingraham told the panel. “I don’t know what happened. I do know Kavanaugh. I’ve known him for a long time. This isn’t the Brett I know. And it’s a long time ago… Is this where we’re going, guys? Are we going back into people’s ‘How many times did you get drunk at a party? Did you go to a keg party? How many girls were there? What did you do?’ And at what point do those allegations uncorroborated by any contemporaneous witness- when does that get to smear someone who’s had an unbelievably exemplary life as an adult in the workforce, promoting women, advancing the cause of women… When does this stop? Because I find this to be madness, utter madness, as a standard. Forget who Brett is or who Trump is. As a standard, high school, college, we should go back to sixth grade or is it fourth grade?”
The Fox News host then blasted The New Yorker for running their report on Ramirez, noting that The New York Times reported that they themselves didn’t run with her allegation because she was reaching out to friends of hers in hopes they would corroborate her story (they didn’t).
“The reason The New York Times didn’t go with this is because it was a ridiculous story!” Ingraham exclaimed. “And Ronan Farrow, who I think has done some great work, won a Pulitzer not for this type of reporting. I cannot believe that The New Yorker went with this.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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