Kavanaugh Book Authors: NYT Editors Removed Part That Victim Did Not Remember Assault


'New York Times' reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly discuss the reporting in their new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation” about the allegations of sexual misconduct that came out during the confirmation hearing of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

One story of alleged sexual assault was later corrected to note that the alleged victim has no recollection of the event and did not wish to be bothered.

Pogrebin revealed the omission in the original story published in the 'New York Times' was done in "haste" in the editing process. Kate Kelly said it was an error in judgment.

ROBIN POGREBIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES: It was in editing -- done in haste in the editing process as you know for closing the section. I think what happened was we had her name and the Times doesn't usually include the name of the victim. And so I think in this case the editors felt like maybe it was probably better to remove it. And in removing her name, they removed the other reference to the fact that she didn't remember it...

There was so much heat, you know, everyone has been kind of seizing on various aspects that we didn’t want this to be an issue anymore. And we certainly never intended to mislead in any way. We wanted to give as full a story as possible.

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