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Today’s New York Times article on yesterday’s Kavanaugh hearing displays a mix of sloppiness and casual mendacity that has become all too common at that paper.  First, the article asserts that Kavanaugh’s ABA rating “had been significantly downgraded.”  That is hardly a fair characterization of the facts or of the ABA’s own explanation of the most recent rating.  Second, the article states that Kavanaugh “was nominated to the position in 2005” and states that he is being moved forward “for an early vote.”  But Kavanaugh’s original nomination was in July 2003; a Senate floor vote after nearly three years can hardly be characterized as “early”.

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