Have you ever noticed the little stopwatch timer that pops up right after you Google something? For example, I just googled something that pulled up 128 million results, that Google says, took point six seven seconds to generate. Maybe it's just me, but that's fascinating. It turns out, point seven seconds is about the average. The information age is amazing… but it's also dangerous. It turns out, point seven seconds is also just about the time it takes to assassinate someone's credibility. There's no better example than what's happening right now with Brett Kavanaugh.
Another allegation was lobbed at Kavanaugh last night. This one comes from Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, who told the New Yorker that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face causing her to touch it. She claims that both of them were highly intoxicated.
Ok, first off, this story should have never made it to print. It's telling that The New Yorker ran it while the New York Times and Washington Post stayed away. Ramirez admits that she had to spend six days quote, "assessing her memories" before recalling what had happened. She also admits that there are quote, "significant gaps in her memories of the evening." Like the Ford allegation, no one can corroborate this and Kavanaugh has flat out denied it ever happened.
So how did this make it into a national publication? Did the rules of journalism change or suddenly spontaneously combust? Of course they didn't, but sadly it seems as if there are hardly any real journalists left. Advocates and torchbearers have taken their place. And in a digital world where you can assassinate someone's character in point seven seconds, the truth doesn't matter to these people. If someone makes a false claim on Twitter, it'll get tweeted 10,000 times. The correction, even if it comes from the original poster, will only get - what? - 10 or 20 retweets?
That's what Democrats are doing to Kavanaugh. They know it - and sadly - so does Kavanaugh. It really is amazing what we're seeing right now. The Left has taken this hearing and completely turned the rules upside down. The term "reasonable doubt" has always meant that - if it exists - you have to assume the accused is innocent. The Left has now re-written the definition. There's no evidence or even one single corroborating witness to any of these claims.
Can you imagine living under a government where reasonable doubt always sided towards the prosecution?
That's enough to get you laughed out of a courtroom. But for some reason, "the resistance" wants reasonable doubt to shift towards the accuser. And, keep in mind, these are the very same people that are supposedly for criminal justice and prison reform. If reasonable doubt shifted towards the accuser, can you imagine how full our prisons would be? Can you imagine living under a government where reasonable doubt always sided towards the prosecution?
If there's no evidence or witnesses to any of these claims, Kavanaugh will get confirmed. Senate Democrats know this just as sure as everyone else. But I don't think that's their ultimate goal here anymore. This is all about the mid-terms and 2020. The Supreme Court confirmation hearing was just a tool the Left used to influence another court… the court of public opinion.