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CNN reporter pretended to be on phone call during pro-Kavanaugh gathering, book claims

A new e-book claims that an unnamed CNN reporter pretended to be on a cellphone name when an enormous gathering of ladies lobbied a swing-vote senator to assist Supreme Courtroom Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The reporter feigned the cellphone name, authors Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino mentioned, as a whole bunch of feminine Kavanaugh supporters visited Sen. Jeff Flake’s, R-Ariz., workplace on the finish of 2018. Flake had been the middle of controversy throughout that point, as he was one of many few Republicans hesitating to assist Kavanaugh’s affirmation.

Severino and Hemingway made that declare of their e-book “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” which they wrote after interviewing greater than 100 sources.

The e-book is a scathing indictment of media retailers, which claimed not solely did not report on Christine Blasey Ford’s background but additionally irresponsibly offered accusations in opposition to then-nominee Kavanaugh.

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The media’s bias was so unhealthy, the authors declare, that one feminine Kavanaugh clerk finally realized that until she did reside interviews, retailers would merely edit out her assertion supporting him.

The authors additionally level to retailers’ refusal to cowl a bunch of ladies visiting Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley’s, R-Iowa, workplace.

“The conservative group Concerned Women for America (CWA) brought its Iowa state director to Grassley’s office. CNN’s Sunlen Serfaty said there was no time to talk to her, even as the cable outlet pulled protester after protester out of the crowd to interview … One CBS reporter flat out told CWA that he wasn’t there to cover pro-Kavanaugh forces,” the authors wrote.

“Justice on Trial” additionally sheds mild on the Kavanaugh camp’s resolution to seem in an interview with Fox Information host Martha MacCallum.

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“The media, which had sided overwhelmingly with [Kavanaugh’s] accusers, were defaming him around the clock. Something had to be done, the confirmation team thought… For the first time in history, a Supreme Court nominee would sit for an interview on television, and his wife would join him.”

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