Fox host attacks #MeToo movement, says we have been "coerced to simply believe a woman because of her gender"

Fox host attacks #MeToo movement, says we have been "coerced to simply believe a woman because of her gender"

Lisa Boothe: "The Me Too movement created this environment where we are coerced to simply believe a woman because of her gender."

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From the September 24 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): I think that she is saying of her own volition that she wants to be sure. That she thinks it's such a serious allegation she took time and that she is putting all of herdoubts out in public. She is not trying to say oh, I'm certain when she is not certain. She is saying I'm not clearly certain. I was drinking. So I think that's pretty straightforward. Ronan Farrow says that he considers what he did high level of evidence. I'm quoting. And says that direct accounts from people who she told right afterwards that this happened with Kavanaugh. That's what Ronan Farrow says. He says he applied that standard in other stories that he's done withsimilar instances of sexual harrasment or sexual misconduct, he says this has proven to be ironclad and a good way to do it and so he considers it a high standard of journalism. 

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST):  I didn't know that that's the way he went about it. I thought it was he found someone that had heard something like that had happened. Not that this woman had told a friend about it afterwards. 

LISA BOOTHE (CO-HOST): Well also The New Yorker piece says they have not confirmed with any other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party. The New York Times reached out to several dozen individuals trying to corroborate the story, could not. Even reported that Ramirez herself was calling people asking if they could recall this incident from happening. Juan, I think it's pretty clear to everyone what is going on now. Look, the MeToo movement has created this environment where we are coerced to simply believe a woman because of her gender. Democrats are taking advantage, manipulating that environment. And now weaponizing these uncorroborated accusations as a political tool to clobber Judge Kavanaugh with. And it's disingenuous and it's dangerous. And quite frankly, The New Yorker should be ashamed that they eveer ran the story to begin with. 

Previously: 

Fox's Andrew Napolitano: A Republican senator "needs to demolish" Christine Blasey Ford to secure Kavanaugh confirmation​

Tony Perkins says Christine Blasey Ford coming forward about Brett Kavanaugh is "very, very suspect"​

Geraldo Rivera on Christine Blasey Ford's report of sexual assault: "This is all about abortion."​

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Gender, The Judiciary
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Fox News
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Jesse Waters, Juan Williams, Lisa Boothe
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The Five
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