First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity of wrongdoing that took place almost 30 years ago.
Allegedly, Jordan took no action as a young assistant wrestling coach regarding sexual misconduct of the team’s doctor. And Kavanaugh was a law clerk for a judge later accused of sexual harassment.
There will be questions to Kavanaugh during his confirmations hearings, which will relegate these absurd insinuations to the trash where they belong. But Jordan is an influential conservative congressman, and he is being hurt.
Why is it so easy for the media to inflict damage at what appears to be so little cost to them?
I’m reminded of the Duke University lacrosse team rape-case fiasco in 2006, where a corrupt prosecutor with an agenda and an all too willing left-wing press and university administration were ready to convict young men—with no facts.
It was just too beautiful a story for the left: young white athletes raping a black woman that they hired to strip at their team party house.