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‘View’ Co-Hosts Call Out NYT Over Edited Kavanaugh Story: ‘You’re Helping’ Trump Get ‘Re-Elected’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

The hosts of “The View” called out the New York Times over an article about a book presenting new sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

The comments came during a panel discussion on the ABC talk show Monday about a “new allegation by a former classmate Max Stier who says he saw classmates push Kavanaugh while he was exposed into a female classmate at a party,” Whoopi Goldberg explained, while noting how after the article came out Democratic presidential hopefuls called for the Supreme Court justice’s impeachment. (RELATED: Joy Behar: Female Trump Voters Don’t Know The Difference Between A Predator And A Protector)

“However, the article didn’t mention that the female student declined to be interviewed, and that her — her friends say she doesn’t recall the incident,” she added. “Now the incident apparently is in the book, and the authors of the book will be here tomorrow, but I guess the question is, who edited the article to go into ‘The Times?’ You know what I mean.” (RELATED: Meghan McCain Blasts Hollywood ‘Sex Strike’ For Telling Women To ‘Use Their Bodies As Bargaining Chips’)

Goldberg continued while asking if the fact was “left out intentionally?”

“It’s a huge fact to leave out if you’re writing a book about this.” Meghan McCain replied.

Goldberg then noted that it was in the book, “but it wasn’t in ‘The Times’ article” and how it made her “wonder.”

“It’s a big thing to leave out of your launching article on your book,” McCain answered.

Abby Huntsman then said examples like this are why the American public’s view on the media is “so low.”

“Now we’re in this place where there isn’t a difference, many times, between tabloid news and a “New York Times” article,” Huntsman shared. “And that to me is really sad and frankly, plays right into the president’s hands.”

“When he talks about the media it plays into his base,” she added. “So, New York Times, congratulations. If the president gets re-elected, you are helping him get there.”

Huntsman continued, “Because when you write pieces like this it’s sloppy and it’s lazy. And you have not one name in there that was actually directly involved in anything that happened. That was named in this piece. Not one.”