Along with Ed Whelan's Thursday tweetstorm showcasing his theory that another man was responsible for the sexual assault Christine Blasey Ford alleges happened to her in high school, conservative media is pushing this same defense of the Supreme Court nominee.
From Fox News to the Wall Street Journal to Rush Limbaugh, there appears to be a concerted effort by right wing media to make Brett Kavanaugh the victim of mistaken identity.
> Whelan was not alone in making a “mistaken identity” argument regarding Kavanaugh’s accuser. On Monday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said Ford must be “mixed up” and “mistaken” about the identity of the person who allegedly assaulted her.
> The Wall Street Journal editorial board made the same assertion on Monday. The Washington Post published a piece on Tuesday by opinion columnist Kathleen Parker arguing a similar line of reasoning, saying, “In a case without evidence, witnesses or corroboration, mistaken identity would provide a welcome resolution to this terrible riddle.”
> In a statement to the Washington Post, Ford rejected Whelan’s speculation:
> “I knew them both, and socialized with them,” Ford said, adding that she had once visited the other classmate in the hospital. “There is zero chance that I would confuse them.”