The coverage of the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh reflected a nation bitterly divided, but also produced a rare collective civic moment.
MSNBC aired a 10-minute story Monday about reporter Kate Snow’s interview with Julie Swetnick, with an excerpt on NBC’s Nightly News. The interview was a continued topic of conversation — and further reporting — on Tuesday. Dispatches from other news organizations have questioned Swetnick’s credibility, including an Associated Press story that detailed her extensive history of legal disputes.
The Senate Judiciary Committee majority was circulating a signed statement Tuesday from Dennis Ketterer, former Democratic congressional candidate and former weatherman at WJLA Washington, questioning the allegations of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick. Ketterer alleges he had a relationship with Swetnick in the 1990s.
Martha MacCallum, the 54-year-old mother of three and host of a popular early-evening show on Fox News, The Story With Martha MacCallum, represented exactly the demographic the White House feels it is trying to convince of Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on the Supreme Court. MacCallum had developed a reputation on the news side of Fox News as a measured interviewer.
Martha MacCallum got the on-air exclusive of Kavanaugh’s denial of multiple sexual assault allegations.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh says he will keep an open mind about allowing cameras or microphones into the Supreme Court, but signaled he might be more receptive to televising the reading of decisions than oral arguments.
A group of 103 members of Congress have filed an amicus brief in support of Mozilla et al.’s challenge to the FCC’s network neutrality reg rollback. Many of those are also opposing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court because of his views on FCC net neutrality regulation and authority.