A controversial book at the center of a botched New York Times article smearing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sold just 3,100 copies this week despite widespread attention from the mainstream media.
“NYT Kavanaugh book bombs, just 3,120 sold, Amazon rank #6,795,” posted a reporter from the Washington Examiner.
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) October 4, 2019
The book gained national attention when the New York Times published an excerpt containing new allegations of sexual abuse by Judge Kavanaugh during his time at college. The paper failed to report the alleged victim of the assault has absolutely no recollection of the event.
Original Story: September 17, 2019
The New York Times continued to fend-off attacks from both Republicans and Democrats Tuesday, with multiple outlets attacking the newspaper for publishing a “bombshell” report on Brett Kavanaugh without providing exculpatory material.
“Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times’ handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself,” writes the Associated Press.
“After the story was posted online but before it was in the print edition, the Times revised the story to add that the book reported that the woman supposedly involved in the incident declined to be interviewed, and that her friends say she doesn’t recall the incident. While an editor’s note pointed out the revision, it did not say why those facts had been left out in the first place. A Times spokeswoman said no one was available for an interview on Monday,” adds the AP.
2020 presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris doubled-down on her calls for the impeachment of Kavanaugh Monday night; calling new allegations against the judge “credible.”
“Christine Blasey Ford, who literally had nothing to gain by coming forward… nothing to gain. She had a perfect life. And she looked at the fact that this guy was being nominated and said, ‘the American people had the right to know what I know,’ and she was treated like a criminal,” Harris told MSNBC.
“So yes, I call for impeachment,” Harris told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “I believe that is the clearest way for us to get an investigation of these allegations and we should open an investigation of these allegations.”