So the two New York Times “reporters” who bungled the launch of their anti-Kavanaugh book seem to be getting a helping hand from Twitter.
Of course they are.
These two hacks have a grab-bag of excuses to explain away their complete hackery. First they blamed an underling for the inappropriately worded (and now deleted) tweet before one of them (Robin Pogrebin) finally admitted to writing it.
Then, they blamed their editor for leaving out the exculpatory bit of information that the supposed “victim” of Brett Kavanaugh’s penis flashing doesn’t know a thing about the incident.
Then they accused the woman of being too drunk to remember it.
Then yesterday, Pogrebin seized onto a Vox article (Vox for Pete’s sake!) blaming the whole mishegas not on their shoddy “reporting,” but on Fox News.
Yeah. It’s Fox News’ fault that Pogrebin and her co-writer Kate Kelly completely bungled the story.
How is it Fox’s fault?
Well, Fox said that the NY Times had to issue a correction.
AND IT WASN’T A CORRECTION!!! IT WAS AN “EDITOR’S NOTE!!!!”
Of course, in trying to explain away the blunder on The View Monday, Robin Pogrebin referred to the “editor’s note” as a … wait for it … “correction.”
From the Free Beacon:
“Did you read it right before it went to print?” cohost Sunny Hostin asked.
“We thought we had, yeah,” Pogrebin said. “As soon as we realized this, we corrected it and they wrote an editor’s note and they restored it.” [Emphasis Dianny’s]
Inspite of that, Pogrebin took to Twitter and shared this latest flimsy excuse and immediately got hammered.
Look at this ratio:
That is brutal.
How long before that tweet gets ten thousand replies? That has to be some kind of record. And not in a good way.
When I saw this on Twitter yesterday, I clicked on the tweet to read through the replies because I just knew they would make for some entertaining reading.
But instead of seeing the replies, this is what I got:
I thought it was a bizarre fluke. So every couple hours, I went back to try again. And every time Twitter gave me that message.
Every single time.
So this morning, I tried again. And after a half dozen “Something went wrong” messages, I was finally able to load the replies.
And I was right. The replies are brutal. I can see why Twitter is making it such a chore to actually see them.
But if Twitter is rushing to the rescue to shield Robin Pogrebin from further humiliating herself, I think they’re a day late and a dollar short.
Pogrebin and Kelly are desperate to salvage their “reporting” because they have a book to sell. And thanks to their own unforced errors, the PR blitz to promote the book spontaneously combusted at the starting gate.
If the publisher can’t make up in book sales the advance it paid to these two, well, let’s just say for writers, that’s the kind of stain that don’t wash off.
I know I bang on about Operation Backfire quite a bit.
But crap like this is exactly why I do it.
These “journalists” were so determined to resuscitate the Kavanaugh smears they hastily put together a sloppy, fact-free tome that blew up in their faces like a trick cigar. Rather than slink away in shame, they just keep pushing.
And they are pushing too hard and too far.
In fact, they’re still at it.
Brett Kavanaugh agreed to talk to @katekelly and @rpogrebin for their book – If they wrote that they didn’t talk with him. The authors — who told the story tonight @PressClubDC — refused and walked away from the interview.— Alison Kodjak (@alikodjakNPR) September 19, 2019
So, in other words, he only agreed to speak to them off the record?
WHAT KIND OF MONSTER IS HE?!!!!
But of course there are people who A) believe the drivel these two disgraced “reporters” are peddling and B) think asking to speak off the record is some kind of impeachable offense.
Like this genius:
So a federal judge asked two journalists to lie in print for him, and now he's on the Supreme Court. Seems like conduct unbecoming a person in the finding truth business.— Susan Nelson (@susaniniowa) September 19, 2019
I wonder if this chick realizes that journalists are supposed to be in the “finding truth business.” And Pogrebin and Kelly don’t exactly have a track record for the truth, now do they?
In fact, I’d say the chances these two “reporters” are telling the truth about what Brett Kavanaugh may or may not have asked them is slim to none.
Their reputations are in ruins and they just can’t stop digging themselves deeper into a hole.
You’d have to be little more than a halfwit to buy what they’re selling.
Then again, the halfwit members of the ResistanceLOL will believe anything they hear unquestioningly. Those people have been pickling in blind rage for nearly three years. At this point, they’ll accept as fact any slip-shod, bull crap gossip that comes down the pike so long as it paints Trump or those around him in a bad light.
It’s why they all fell for the Covington Catholic smear, the Jussie Smollett hoax crime, all the other Kavanaugh smears, everything Ted Lieu or Adam Schiff ever said, every idiotic conspiracy Rachel Maddow concocts — not to mention the entire RussiaGate hoax.
Their ability to use discernment and common sense died a horrible death on November 9, 2016. They will never ever recover.
And if Twitter really is trying to shield these two “journalists” from further embarrassment over their trainwreck story, it’s safe to say we can include Twitter among their number.
These two “reporters” aren’t hurting Trump and they certainly aren’t hurting Justice Kavanaugh.
But they’re doing a hell of a lot of damage to themselves, to the New York Times and to every media outlet that insists on making excuses for them.
And that won’t end well.
For the American people, however, the dishonest, activist news media self-immolating would be a gift.
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