By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) The Left-wing ‘establishment media’ went out of its mind during the confirmation hearings for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, running one hit piece after another and getting burned repeatedly by fake witnesses telling phony stories about ‘drug use,’ ‘gang rape,’ and heavy drinking during his high school and college days.
In Kavanaugh’s Â own words, all manner of â€œnonsenseâ€ claims â€” from his alleged membership â€œin gangsâ€ committing cold, calculated rapes in high school or the physical altercations he supposedly got into â€œon boats in Rhode Islandâ€ in recent years â€” was not only humored, but â€œprinted and run breathlesslyâ€ by the media.
What’s more, many people who had only come in contact with Kavanaugh over the years were smeared and forced to defend themselves in the court of public opinion, thanks to a load of reckless reporting by the anti-Trump press.
Now one of those media outlets — HuffPost — is facing a devastating defamation lawsuit that, if successful, could bankrupt the organization.
TheÂ Washington Free Beacon reports that HuffPo reporter Ashley Feinberg and the outlet she works for areÂ being sued for the defamation of a former Georgetown Preparatory School student who had allegedly attended some of the same parties as Kavanaugh in high school.
Derrick Evans, described by Free Beacon as an â€œAfrican-American professor andÂ community activist,â€ was at first implicated by HuffPost in a Sept. 20Â articleÂ headlined, â€œFormer Student: Brett Kavanaughâ€™s Prep School Party Scene Was A â€˜Free-For-Allâ€™â€ â€” a story which suggested he was a party to a drug purchase that resulted in the death of Robert F. Kennedyâ€™s son, David.Â (Related:Â BIAS: NBC News sat on info that would have cleared Brett Kavanaugh)
The initial article reportedly suggested that â€œtwo students â€” Davidâ€™s brother Doug, and his friend Derrick Evans â€” had helped score the cokeâ€ that lead to his death.
But that wasn’t true.
In Evans’Â complaint, his legal team alleges that HuffPost’s â€œzeal to create a sensational article aboutÂ Judge Brett Kavanaughâ€™sÂ years at [Georgetown Prep] and thereby drive traffic to its websiteâ€ led the outlet to â€œrecklesslyâ€ ditch the truth and libel someone who is innocent.
Evans was simply â€œpresentâ€ on the night in question, the complaint notes. What’s more, it was his testimony which led to key arrests in Kennedyâ€™s death, according to reports.
â€œIf Ms. Feinberg or her HuffPost editors had done even the most basic research of publicly available sources, she and they would have known, if they did not already know, that Mr. Evans actively assisted law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting the individuals who actually sold the illegal narcotics,â€ the complaint says.
Feinberg’s original story was corrected Sept. 21, but in the correction she and HuffPost still defamed Evans by claiming he “helped David purchase the drugs.”
A subsequent correction was once again issued, but it said only that â€œthis article previously mischaracterized the involvement of individuals in a drug purchase. References to those individuals and the incident have been removed. We regret the error.â€
It didn’t mentionÂ which individual was “mischaracterized.” And there were no direct apologies.
Evans is suing for damages including â€œpre-judgment and post-judgment interest, costs, punitive damages and attorney feesâ€ and any â€œfurther relief that [the] Court deems just and proper.â€
As for Feinberg, she’s plying her journalistic wares over at the equally Left-wingÂ Slate.
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