All of a sudden, the media doesn’t want anything to do with the formerly popular lawyer who made his name representing anti-Trump porn star Stormy Daniels.
Example A: CNN’s Chris Cillizza was mercilessly mocked for laughably calling for an end to Avenatti coverage.
You built this monster, @CNN.
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) October 26, 2018
More seriously and disturbing, it seems NBC was not alone in conveniently sitting on damning information on Michael Avenatti.
Shortly after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnik to the Justice Department for a criminal investigation, NBC released a report on inconsistencies from a witness during the hearings on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The woman told NBC News that the potential 2020 presidential candidate had “twisted” her words on Kavanaugh, though NBC decided not to reveal that information during the hearings.
And now, it appears Time magazine also sat on an eyebrow-raising comment by the hotshot attorney.
In an interview just published Thursday, Avenatti seemed to blow his dream of any 2020 Democratic nomination, saying that it had “better be a white male” running against President Donald Trump in 2020.
According to Time:
The Democrats have not been this powerless since the 1920s, and their members have responded by nominating a historic number of women and people of color for office. But when it comes to the party’s presidential nominee in 2020, Avenatti thinks in different terms. “I think it better be a white male,” he says. He hastens to add that he wishes it weren’t so, but it’s undeniable that people listen to white men more than they do others; it’s why he’s been successful representing [Stormy] Daniels and immigrant mothers, he says. “When you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight,” he says. “Should they carry more weight? Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.”
Though he later claimed that he had been misquoted and his words taken out of context, the damage was done.
The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross pointed out that Time had that quote – and chose to keep it under wraps – since June.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) October 26, 2018
“I never said that, that’s complete bulls**t. That’s my comment, complete bullsh**t,” Avenatti responded.
Why Time, like NBC, sat on the lawyer’s comments was certainly the focus of many questions on social media.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 26, 2018
“Why do those cretins insist on calling us biased?”
— Bohemio of the d’Urbervilles (@El__Bohemio) October 26, 2018
Are there even journalists anymore?
— just alan (@anythingbutdem) October 26, 2018
And are only letting it out now that Avenatti is fair game and everyone else is dog piling on him.
— Crosspatch (@VictorB123) October 26, 2018
But Twitter users already savvy about the cozy relationship between the media and the Democrats were anything but surprised.
Media scratches its collective head wondering why no one trusts them any more.
— Dixie Red Rocket❌ (@DixieRedRocket) October 26, 2018
But there was no coordinated character assassination.
— Brian K. (@kleppy321) October 26, 2018
Follow his damn money.
— cora richmond (@cora11993463) October 26, 2018
— jenndee19 (@Jennife62276185) October 26, 2018
— B_BNKS (@B_BNKS) October 26, 2018
They’re doing what liberals do. They used Avenatti for liberal narrative until he was no longer useful and then then reveal all that they concealed.
The media is the enemy of the people. They used Avenatti to disparage Kavanaugh. 80 plus appearances on @cnn. Now he’s trash?
— Allan Scott (@commonguy123) October 26, 2018
Sad that our media would stoop this low. Just kidding. We all know this is SOP.
— timmy9001d (@timmy9001d) October 26, 2018
— red wine goddess (@gingertealkp) October 26, 2018
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