CNN isn’t exactly known for presenting a balanced view of things, and the hearings regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are no different.
However, switching it up, CNN put on a panel of women listed as registered Republicans in Florida and these women vehemently disagree with CNN’s take. The panel of women not only defended him but said they have no sympathy for his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
The women first discussed how it’s hard to believe the word of a woman who is talking about something that happened over 30 years ago against a man with an impeccable reputation, with many people vouching for him. The women also noted that if it did happen, no rape occurred, and it was an occurrence between two young teenagers making dumb decisions.
The CNN hostess then tried to make the argument that Ford may not be lying because she is going through a lot since her story came out, and has been dealing with death threats, and having to move. The panel of women responded only by saying that Kavanaugh is also going through horrible times, as well as his wife and children.
“Why didn’t she come out when he was going into the Bush White House? Why didn’t she come out – he’s been a federal judge for over a decade,” asked one woman.
The CNN hostess then asked the women why an FBI investigation isn’t happening as it did with Anita Hill. One of the women reminded the hostess that this is a case of two teenagers, not a case of misconduct on the federal level.
The women were then asked if something someone did years ago should matter today.
“You can’t judge the character of a man based on what he did at 17,” said one woman.
“And I would hate to think that 30, 40 years later, somebody is going to destroy your life because somewhere, at some party you — it’s not right — but, maybe you touched somebody the way you were not supposed to,” added another woman.
Upon being asked if the women have sympathy for Ford, one woman responded that she didn’t and offered the idea that perhaps there’s more to the story that we’re not hearing about, for instance, that this is a case of jealousy.
CNN asked women if they believe Judge Kavanaugh.
This was not the response they were expecting.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 21, 2018
This isn’t the first time an attempt at generating argument by public opinion against Kavanaugh has gone south. On Thursday, Chris Cuomo attempted to hold a Twitter poll asking if Kavanaugh should receive the benefit of the doubt against Ford’s testimony. He was openly disappointed by the results.
Jim Acosta also tried his hand at pegging Kavanaugh as guilty by inviting on a friend of Ford’s to his show, only to have her friend openly tell Acosta that she never heard of Kavanaugh doing such a thing from her friend at the time.