If the presidential election had been held the day after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump would have won re-election in a landslide. The no-holds-barred smear campaign against the now-Supreme Court justice was so severe and so abhorrent, conservatives extending far beyond Trump’s so-called base would have turned out in droves to ensure Democrats and their media sycophants would never achieve the power they desired.
Now, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — not only an accomplished justice but also a media darling with a near-deified degree of celebrity — Democrats and the media are gearing up to launch their next attack. Make no mistake, the media will try to personally destroy Trump’s nominee just as they did Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh Was a Preview of Media Debasement
The Kavanaugh confirmation battle two years ago was wrought with corruption from the start. Everything from Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s shady leak and release of Christine Blasey Ford’s letter alleging sexual assault against the judge, to the media’s slander standard of journalism, whereby they uncritically published uncorroborated and outlandish accusations, indicted the mainstream press and Democrats of malpractice.
The New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer was just the beginning. The duo published the story of Deborah Ramirez, who claimed Kavanaugh had drunkenly exposed himself to her when they were Yale students despite the fact that no eyewitnesses could confirm that he was even at the alleged party, that Ramirez was hesitant to come forward because she wasn’t certain whether the exposer was in fact Kavanaugh, and the existence of one supposed informant who ultimately denied that the incident happened at all. Mayer later admitted her biased motivation.
New Yorker's Jane Mayer says, yes, she and Ronan Farrow jumped on Deborah Ramirez story in effort to show a pattern in Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations. This: https://t.co/zolB5ukIEz And then this: https://t.co/mxfUzwhjaw pic.twitter.com/P0XAAdhiH5
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 8, 2018
After a third accuser, Julie Swetnick, represented by creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, under oath accused Kavanaugh of gang rape, the media were all over it. Despite zero corroborating evidence, NBC aired an interview with Swetnick in which she contradicted parts of the account in her sworn statement.
“Swetnick provided four names of friends she says went to the parties” with Kavanaugh, NBC’s Kate Snow said after the interview concluded. “One of them says he does not recall a Julie Swetnick. Another of the friends she named is deceased. We reached out to the other two and haven’t heard back.” This pattern of media malfeasance repeated itself.
Network television couldn’t help but pile on. “If you sexually assault someone in high school, your life should be ruined,” spouted Jeffrey Toobin on CNN, flouting the principle of due process. Countless pundits likewise dispensed with the presumption of innocence for the accused.
Never forget what they did to that man and his family pic.twitter.com/QO3nMsbmv1
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 19, 2020
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats tried to fashion a perjury trap, with now-vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris as the ringleader.
Has Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had a conversation about Robert Mueller or his investigation with anyone at Trump's personal attorney's law firm?
We don’t know. He refused to answer my question. pic.twitter.com/PAKxDGvEtZ
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) September 6, 2018
“One of the people who knew him as a young man said that he was an angry drunk. And that’s all I could think about when he was acting like that,” said Joy Behar on “The View” of the then-judge’s impassioned attempts to defend his honor. “That must have been how he was when he was an angry drunk.”
Trump Nominee Is Replacing a Leftist Hero
That was 2018. This is 2020. Every time it seems things can’t get any worse nor the stakes any higher, they do — from a hyperpartisan impeachment, to a deadly global pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, followed by lawlessness consuming our major cities — now a Supreme Court justice has died within 50 days of the election, to be replaced by a nominee chosen by the Bad Orange Man whom Democrats have vowed to take down at all costs.
Unlike Kavanaugh, Trump’s next nominee won’t be a precedent-driven conservative replacing another Republican-appointed “swing vote.” Oh, no. Whomever Trump puts forward, likely within the next few days, will be a staunch conservative replacing a leftist hero, the “Notorious R.B.G.” — a reliably progressive vote on the bench and a woman whom the media and Democrats have elevated to a dangerous degree of stardom. From documentaries and dramas to laptop stickers, board games, and Halloween costumes, Ginsburg was no ordinary justice. She was a celebrity.
The Media Will Drag the Nominee
In all likelihood, the nominee to replace the legal champion of abortion rights will be a devout Catholic working mother of seven children, two adopted and one with special needs. If Amy Coney Barrett is indeed Trump’s pick, expect the media to defame her as a religious bigot and probably a racist. She’ll be a woman-hating extremist and a raging homophobe and transphobe. Her lifestyle choices will be dragged as prudish and intolerant, and the progressive women of the leftist media complex will decry her motherhood decisions as a product of the patriarchy, rather than the empowered choices of a competent and successful female.
Aides on Capitol Hill and investigative journalists are no doubt combing through old papers and records as I type, scouring for any misstep or anecdote to misconstrue. Given the despicable circus that was the Kavanagh confirmation and the fact that the stakes are now undeniably higher, it would be foolish to assume the media will behave itself this time around. It might be more difficult to convince the public that Barrett is a gang rapist, but rest assured nothing will be off-limits.
Perhaps Barrett won’t be the nominee. It could be Barbara Lagoa or Allison Jones Rushing or a number of others, but that’s no matter. No choice out of the loathed Trump White House will satisfy the left’s insatiable desire to transform America to a progressive paradise from the bench. Replacing Ginsburg will be a bloodbath, no matter the pick.
If we learned anything from Brett Kavanaugh, it’s that if it’s up to the media, there’s no way the nominee’s character makes it out of the next 42 days alive.