The New York Times on Thursday ran an article about the latest Democratic line of attack on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh without bothering to contact the man at the center of the story.
The Times reviewed emails that Kavanaugh sent as a White House lawyer in the George W. Bush administration during the confirmation process for Charles Pickering Sr., and outlined Democrats' contention that Kavanaugh may have misled Congress when he said he did not "primarily" handle Pickering's confirmation for an appeals court seat.
National Review senior writer David French, an accomplished attorney, contacted Pickering, however, and found out the Times never reached out to him for the article.
What the article did provide was Democrats' point of view that Kavanaugh did not testify truthfully to the Senate in 2006 when he said Pickering was "not one of the judicial nominees that I was primarily handling." Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) accused Kavanaugh of leading "critical aspects" of that confirmation fight, but Pickering told French he did not even know who Kavanaugh was at the time.