Without citing a single piece of evidence, USA Today ran a sensational column Friday that suggested Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a pedophile who poses a danger to young girls.
“Brett Kavanaugh testified the other day that he might never coach girls’ basketball again,” sports reporter Erik Brady opined. “He shouldn’t – at least not until further investigation has concluded. The U.S. Senate may yet confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but he should stay off basketball courts for now when kids are around.”
Listen to the nominee’s testimony below:
But instead of offering any arguments or evidence for why the SCOTUS nominee should be banned from coaching, Brady seemed to provide the exact opposite.
In trying to disprove Kavanaugh’s assertion that he may never be able to coach his daughters’ basketball games again, for instance, the USA reporter cited quotes from Edward McFadden, the spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Washington.
McFadden told USA Today that Kavanaugh may continue couching in the Catholic Youth Organization and his daughters’ private school in Washington because, one, he’s never been convicted of sexual misconduct, and two, he’s already been subjected to a through background check.
McFadden likewise defended the nominee’s assertion, pointing to the way left-wing zealots tend to harass political figures in public spaces: “It may be impossible for him to coach. Imagine being in a public gym where people could come in and be disrupting.”
Brady then pivoted his attention back to his claim that the nominee should be banned from coaching children’s sports.
This time he argued that the Catholic Youth Organization should upend its fair system and implement the one used by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a national non-profit focused on investigating and/or preventing abuse in sports.
“Dan Hill, a spokesperson for SafeSport, said a credible allegation of sexual abuse by a coach covered under SafeSport could well lead to an investigation, even where there are no formal charges brought by law enforcement. He said the burden of proof in such cases is the civil standard of more likely than not, rather than the criminal standard of beyond a reasonable doubt,” Brady breathlessly reported.
And so because SafeSport doesn’t seem to care too deeply for due process, the Catholic Youth Organization should essentially follow suit, Brady essentially wrote in conclusion:
“The nation is deeply divided. Sometimes it feels like we don’t agree on anything anymore. But credibly accused sex offenders should not coach youth basketball, girls or boys, without deeper investigation. Can’t we all agree on that?”
No, not really, as evidenced by the fierce reaction to Brady’s post seen on social media.
This is a truly evil piece.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 29, 2018
Evil, disgusting, malicious, evil…
— AJS (@ajjax53) September 29, 2018
Everyone involved with this article from the person that wrote it to anyone that approved it deserves to be fired.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) September 29, 2018
The author, editor, paper, and the parent company should all be sued for libel and defamation.
— Mike (@MikeHolovacs) September 29, 2018
I have no words to describe this article other than it is shameful and beyond the pale. Fake news.
— Penny Tom (@pennyelainetom1) September 29, 2018
Irresponsible, inflammatory, foolhardy, opprobrious and thoughtless article serving no purpose than to further add contempt to someone’s name who has not been proven guilty of any crime.
— noelle cablay (@phatpiano) September 29, 2018
This is the most asinine reporting I’ve ever seen in my life & I thought the Dems were reaching with their tactics but insinuating #Kavanaugh is a pedophile because of unfounded claims from 36 years ago with zero evidence, witnesses when he was a young man is awful!! Shameful!
— Sarah Stanley (@its_me_sarah_s) September 29, 2018
This is grotesque. I was a @HillaryClinton voter in 2016, and I’m also the mother of a teenage daughter who plays basketball. I’d be happy to have Kavanaugh coach her. @usatodaysports and @ByErikBrady have really jumped the shark with this one. Today I mail-voted Republican.
— Kay Xander Mellish ???? (@kaydenmark) September 29, 2018
The last tweet above points to a growing wave of utter disgust and exasperation with the left — including left-wing Hollywood, the left-wing media and of course the left-wing Democrat Party — over the increasingly disgusting tactics it’s willing to employee to achieve its goals.
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