Fox contributor: Kavanaugh sexual abuse reports are "a test of how foolish people are"

Fox contributor: Kavanaugh sexual abuse reports are "a test of how foolish people are"

The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway: "The question is whether it's even appropriate that you can bring forth an allegation that has no contemporary substantiation, that can even be outlandish to the point that you'd have to be quite foolish to believe that it was plausible."

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From the September 27 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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MOLLIE HEMINGWAY (THE FEDERALIST): I think this is a test of how foolish people are actually, whether they're believing not just unsubstantiated stories, but downright farcical stories. And I think for a lot of people the question is whether it's even appropriate that you can bring forth an allegation that has no contemporary substantiation, that can even be outlandish to the point that you'd have to be quite foolish to believe that it was plausible. And you can use it to derail a nomination hearing for a very important position, a very serious position.

And I feel like the media are acting very much like oh, there are these growing numbers of allegations, without pointing out that each subsequent allegation is getting more ridiculous than the first one. And the first one was already -- you know, it was possible, but it had no supporting evidence to make it where it would really be a fair thing to talk about 35 years after the fact to begin with.

Previously:

It was never "he said, she said"

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