FNC's Ingraham Highlights WaPo Double Standard: Fairfax Allegations vs. Kavanaugh Allegations

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As NewsBusters has previously reportedThe Washington Post has double standards when it comes to their coverage of politicians; gladly digging up nasty opposition research on Republicans while not doing such a thorough job when it comes to the Democrats. During Monday's edition of The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham brought up another example of the Post's double standards: "if you were looking for yet another stark example of media hypocrisy, look no further than The Washington Post. Ingraham described the Post as "the paper that first brought us the completely...uncorroborated accusations against now sitting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh."  Ingraham contrasted the paper's eagerness to publish the allegations against the Republican Kavanaugh with its hesitation to publish allegations against Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would succeed embattled Governor Ralph Northam if he decided to resign.  Ingraham read aloud an excerpt from a story titled "Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sex assault allegation from 2004."  According to the story, "The Washington Post, in phone calls to people who knew Fairfax from college, law school, and through political circles, found no similar complaints of sexual misconduct against him...Without that, or the ability to corroborate the woman's account - in part because she had not told anyone what happened - The Washington Post did not run a story." Ingraham responded, "I totally agree," before asking "why wasn't that standard applied to Kavanaugh?"  

 

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