Thursday, 20 September 2018

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Pal to NPR: I Don't Know Anything

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The lies about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have reached near-blizzard conditions. Sorting one from another is almost impossible. But one does stand out.

That is the lie that Cristina King Miranda posted on Twitter and Facebook yesterday.

Miranda said she knew that Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who claims Kavanaugh tried to rape her nearly four decades ago — told the truth. Then, when critics pounced, Miranda said she didn’t know anything about it, and so deleted her irresponsible attack.

This morning on NPR, Miranda confessed. She is clueless.

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Miranda sallied forth yesterday with a stunning claim: She knew Ford told the truth about Kavanaugh’s putative rape attempt at a party because kids in school talked about it for days.

And besides, Ford is just too sincere not to believe.

“I graduated from Holton Arms, and knew both Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge,” she tweeted. “Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me, I remember her.... The incident was spoken about for days afterwords in school. Kavanaugh should stop lying, own up to it and apologize.”

On Facebook, Miranda continued her narrative, going into more detail.

“Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me,” she wrote. “I did not know her personally but I remember her. This incident did happen. Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details. However Christine’s vivid recollections should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.”

But then came the let-down, at least for Kavanaugh’s enemies:

Hi all, deleted this because it served its purpose and I am now dealing with a slew of requests for interviews from The Wash Post, CNN, CBS News. Organizing how I want to proceed. Was not ready for that, not sure I am interested in pursuing. Thanks for reading.

Then, Miranda wrote this: “To all media, I will not be doing anymore interviews. No more circus. To clarify my post: I do not have first hand knowledge of the incident that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford mentions, and I stand by my support for Christine. That's it. I don't have more to say on the subject.”

Why did she retreat? Perhaps because critics showed that Miranda couldn’t be telling the truth for two reasons. Ford told the Washington Post the party occurred during the summer. Thus, not a soul had could have “spoken about [it] for days afterwords in school.”

As well, Ford said she didn’t tell anyone about the matter until 2012. Thus, Miranda couldn’t have known about it.

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On NPR this morning, Miranda came clean. “That it happened or not, I have no idea,” Miranda told leftist Nina Totenberg. “I can't say that it did or didn’t.”

Observed NPR, “That’s different from what Miranda wrote Wednesday in a now-deleted Facebook post that stated definitively, ‘The incident DID happen, many of us heard about it in school.’”

It’s more than “different.” It’s the opposite of what Miranda wrote, which included the demand that Kavanaugh withdraw his name, particularly if he is the decent man everyone says he is:

If Kavanaugh truly has the Integrity mentioned by those who support him, and you should be just as courageous is Christine and stop trying to dodge the accusations, and it is action from so long ago, speak from the heart, and apologize.

Yesterday, during her frenzied deletions, Miranda admitted that “I do not have first hand knowledge of the incident that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford mentions,” and said she retreated from the spotlight because she was unprepared for the hurricane of publicity.

She repeated that today for NPR. “In my [Facebook] post, I was empowered and I was sure it probably did [happen],” Miranda said. “I had no idea that I would now have to go to the specifics and defend it before 50 cable channels and have my face spread all over MSNBC news and Twitter.”

What she thought would happen is anyone’s guess, but that claim can’t be true either. A woman of Miranda’s intelligence surely expected that reaction. She has followed the story. She knows social media and what it can do.

Educated guess: She erased her posts because they undermined Ford’s narrative.

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