The moment, and I mean the moment, the New York Times even remotely insinuated that a new witness had popped up to corroborate the story of Deborah Ramirez that Brett Kavanaugh exposed his Kavanaughty to her at a party, Hollywood’s elite squad of activists began calling for his removal from the Supreme Court.
Everyone from the usual suspects like Debra Messing and Rosie O’Donnell, to John Leguizamo and Jeffrey Wright were calling for Kavanaugh’s resignation or ousting from the court.
One of Trump’s Supreme Court appointments sits in a stolen seat. The other has sexually assaulted women and committed perjury about it. So there’s that.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) September 15, 2019
What’s the process for impeaching a Supreme Court Justice?
— Piper Perabo #StayHome (@PiperPerabo) September 15, 2019
He MUST be Impeached. https://t.co/bEQfAplOoo
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) September 15, 2019
Agreed. Kavanaugh should’ve never gotten the job in the first place. He has no place making decisions at the highest level for our country. I do not trust him and I don’t know a single woman who does. Impeach him NOW. #ImpeachKavanaugh https://t.co/N3qqrZYD8T
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 15, 2019
Kavanaugh frantically sliding into Trump's DMs:
Hush, please. I would never survive discovery. https://t.co/PSgjFFZRcF
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 15, 2019
impeach kavanaugh #stolenSCOTUS https://t.co/LpxaSuNR0a
— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 15, 2019
Don’t any US citizens have standing to bring this shit to court? https://t.co/YgLQvFJDs3
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 15, 2019
Disgusting negligence! https://t.co/SVWnXUFiJ9
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) September 15, 2019
Once my friend rested his dick on my dog’s nose. We call him “Filthy Randy” and he doesn’t serve on the Supreme Court.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 15, 2019
Former classmate reportedly told FBI of another Kavanaugh allegation https://t.co/vRdemY0n61
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 15, 2019
I don’t have anything insightful to say about Kavanaugh but I really encourage journalists/Congress/protestors to crawl up his ass & build a house because he is QUITE a nexus of everything fucked up about the US & needs to be understood thoroughly/stopped.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 15, 2019
As my colleague Bonchie detailed, the hit piece made by the New York Times was all partisan nonsense with the “witness” who saw Kavanaugh expose himself being a Clinton defense attorney. The NYT conveniently left that out in the telling of their story. What’s more, the female Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted hasn’t come forward with the story and her own friend say that she doesn’t even recall the incident.
Quicksand is sturdier than these claims.
But that matters little. What matters is that we have a Supreme Court justice that tips the scales on the Supreme Court to the right and, horror of horrors, he was appointed by President Donald Trump. As such, we now have every prog in the nation holding aloft their moral compass and expressing outrage that Kavanaugh is where he is.
This includes Hollywood, who couldn’t wait to voice their outrage and call for Kavanaugh’s removal from the Supreme Court.
Now that this story has been thoroughly debunked, however, perhaps we can now expect to see Hollywood apologize for jumping to conclusions and further damaging the already demolished reputation of a good and innocent man?
Not according to their Twitter feeds.
Reiner, despite people correcting the story in his mentions, has conveniently switched topics to Trump being a liar who may take us to war with Iran.
The President of the United States is a LIAR. We were lied into war in Vietnam. We were lied into war in Iraq. We can not let a Pathological Liar lie us into a war with Iran.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) September 16, 2019
Messing, after retweeting fellow actors and tweets calling Kavanaugh and Trump rapists, has gone strangely quiet. Wright is following much of the same route as Reiner, with a sudden shift into how horrible Trump is.
O’Donnell has continued to attack Kavanaugh as if nothing has changed.
Hollywood attacked an innocent man over something he never did, and walking it back or apologizing either hasn’t occurred to them or they flat out refuse to do it. I would like to say that perhaps they just haven’t seen the news yet, but again, the corrections have appeared in their own mentions from Twitter users who have read up on the story.
They know the updates, and they haven’t acted.
For some reason, Hollywood takes itself very seriously when it comes to activism and wants us to take them seriously as well. The problem is that it’s hard to take the glitterati seriously when their aims are less than virtuous, and as I wrote earlier on Monday, attacking Kavanaugh after everything points to the fact that he’s likely the most virtuous guy in any given room he steps into doesn’t make you one of the good guys.
(Read: If You Believe The Accusations About Brett Kavanaugh And Cheer Attacks On Him, You’re Not The Good Guy)
If they have any integrity, they’ll apologize, but I’m not holding my breath.