NYT Reporter Is Yale Lawyer Who Denounced Kavanaugh Before Reporting On Him

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

The New York Times’ latest attack piece on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is authored by a Yale law lecturer who previously denounced Kavanaugh on Twitter.

The NYT reported on Monday evening that Kavanaugh once threw ice on a man at a bar, prompting a bar fight between the man and one of Kavanaugh’s friends. (RELATED: NYT: Kavanaugh Once Threw Ice On Some Guy At A Bar)

The piece was co-authored by Emily Bazelon and Ben Protess, but it does not mention that at least one of the authors had already decided in July that Kavanaugh was not fit for the Supreme Court.

Bazelon is a lecturer at Yale Law School and previously “disassociate[d]” herself from Kavanaugh before any of the sexual assault allegations against him were made public.

“As a @YaleLawSch grad & lecturer, I strongly disassociate myself from tonight’s praise of Brett Kavanaugh,” staff writer Emily Bazelon tweeted on July 9. “With respect, he’s a 5th vote for a hard-right turn on voting rights and so much more that will harm the democratic process & prevent a more equal society.”

“Those are fundamental values we try to instill in our students. They matter more than collegiality and credentials,” she added.

The New York Times did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

UPDATE (Oct. 2, 2018, 8:55 am):

The NYT gave the following statement to The Daily Caller:

“This is a straightforward story based on police reports, which are public documents.”

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