Mollie described in detail the slimy attacks on Brett Kavanaugh during his Confirmation hearings. She wrote the book, along with coauthor Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network. She predicted that more slimy attacks should be expected.
Mollie learned of the upcoming book release of a book about Justice Kavanaugh, by two New York Times reporters. She anticipated more slime to be ginned up by the Talking Snake Media. She started monitoring their pre-launch media appearances. (She probably had to fight a little urge to jealousy, too, since they got the sort of media appearances that were never available to her and Ms. Severino.)
Mollie planned to be able to respond at the first opportunity. She managed to obtain a copy of the book on Saturday night in advance of the planned Tuesday release. That was very timely, due to an op-ed the NYT ran by the authors that launched a new smear against Justice Kavanaugh.
She began on Sunday morning with a tweet. She followed up with a few more tweets. She may have called a friend or two (she has friends at Fox News, developed over the past couple of years through some really popular appearances on their shows.)
I did not see the Sunday shows, but by Sunday evening there was plenty of attention to the newest slimy smear from the NYT. Democrats all over, including several presidential candidates, were calling for the impeachment of Justice Kavanaugh. But almost simultaneous to this Leftist orgy of hate and slime, conservative niche media was circulating Mollie’s countervailing information. Mollie followed up with posts at her station at theFederalist.com.
Mollie gets under their skin.
Mollie gets under their skin by skipping the obvious attack on their Leftist bias. Instead, Mollie implements a strategy from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
Mollie pounds them for not living up to their own standards.
We are all familiar with cries from the Left about hypocrisies of conservatives. Leftists love to catch conservatives in situations in which the conservative is not living up to conservative values. Conservatives frequently complain that they cannot return with that strategy because “Leftists don’t have standards.” Well, that may be true, but journalists have standards. In this day and time there are no longer any journalists who came up through newspapering. They all have degrees in journalism, from elite universities. And every one of them got an A in the class on “The Ethics of Journalism.”
Mollie pounds them for failure to live up to the journalism ethics they all brag about. She gets them for leaving out exculpatory information, she gets them for leaving out context, she gets them for presenting only one side or one view or one source. She gets them for emotional rhetoric and opinion statements buried in allegedly factual articles. She gets right down to the professionalism they have abandoned as they rush to attack conservatives.
She zinged them:
Go, Mollie, go. Chew them up. They are the Enemy of the People.