Surprising precisely no one, NBC has been caught sitting on information that would have undermined the credibility of several women accusing newly confirmed SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. According to a report from The Daily Wire, NBC was manipulating the dates of their Oct. 1 interview with Michael Avenatti’s client Julie Swetnick in which she backtracked her key claims and undermined her own case causing it to crumble. Avenatti then released a second, nearly identical statement from an “unnamed” woman on Oct. 3, but which Swetnick disputed as misrepresentation. This was two days after the Swetnick interview but the beginning of a series of exchanges in which Swetnick accused Avenatti of twisting her words, while NBC covered it all up. Of course this is a typical, brazen attempt by leftist media moguls to massage the facts to fit their agenda.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
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.
On Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick to the Justice Department. Swetnick, in a sworn statement, accused Kavanaugh of drinking too much, acting aggressive toward women, spiking the punch at parties and orchestrating teenage gang-rapes. Her claims were ludicrous on their face, but the left-leaning media – eager to torpedo Kavanaugh’s nomination for fear he could be the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade – ran with them anyway.
NBC was the worst offender. The network interviewed Swetnick even though it said up front it couldn’t verify her claims. This is Journalism Malpractice 101; you don’t put out possibly defamatory information you can’t verify.