Huffington Post economics reporter Emily Peck tried to discredit President Donald Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a recent article — but laughably contradicted herself in the process.
Peck wrote a story last June titled “Men Really Do Get Less Sexist When They Have Daughters.” The article opened, “For many men, having a daughter is a wake-up call to a notion most of us are already on board with: Women are human beings, just as capable as men.”
But just 13 months later, Peck is singing an entirely different tune.
Her June 11 headline reads, “Playing Up Brett Kavanaugh As A Good Dad To Girls Is Shameless.” In this article, Peck asserts, “The conservative darling wants us to know he’s just a nice guy who is nice to girls. He interacts with women, therefore he is a friend to women. It’s an argument with fragile logic…Playing up Kavanaugh as some kind of gentle, good dad seems to be a fairly transparent effort to sidestep all this stuff.”
Fortunately, Twitter noticed the hypocrisy.
I. am. dead. pic.twitter.com/qBuvhkiSBR
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) July 11, 2018
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) July 11, 2018
The Huffington Post writer issued a tweet in response to the criticism.
I get the criticism, especially if you only read headlines. And that seems to be where this is at. But if you read both pieces they don’t contradict each other. Also, to those of you criticizing me, I’m not sure “you look Jewish” counts as a thoughtful critique. https://t.co/mtr1mvdUlW
— Emily Peck (@EmilyRPeck) July 11, 2018
Peck’s trepidation comes as the future of legal abortion in the United States is uncertain. Kavanaugh’s confirmation would give conservatives a solid majority on the court, fueling speculation that Roe v. Wade may be overturned.