UPDATE: Farrow has responded to the earlier claim. See below.
This, to me, is an amazing revelation.
That is three major news outlets and a magazine. The three major outlets declined to do anything on the story.
In a follow-up tweet, Yashar Ali notes that Deborah Ramirez, Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser, apparently would not talk to the Washington Post or the New York Times. But, she would talk to… the New Yorker? That’s a pretty weird call.
Weird unless you take note of who the writers at the New Yorker were: Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer. The two writers who have done a great deal of work in this area of journalism.
Farrow essentially set off the #MeToo movement with the story on Harvey Weinstein, and Mayer joined him for a massive story that led to the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
It’s all speculative, of course, and it could be coincidental… but it’s just as speculative and possibly as coincidental as a lot of the stuff going around about Kavanaugh right now – stuff his fraternity did, the fact that he was a big drinker, etc.
These are all speculations. But, they are all taken as solid evidence that Kavanaugh regularly sexually assaults women when, in fact, no such real evidence exists.
The fact that other outlets hesitated, especially the Post and the Times, tells you a lot about the strength of the claim.
EDIT: Farrow is pushing back against the idea that other outlets passed. His statement can be found here.