Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst, just stunned millions of his viewers. He admitted a massive mistake and Washington is now in an uproar.
Appearing on ‘Fox & Friends,’ Napolitano said that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh could have a libel case against the New York Times. The liberal publication may have finally stepped over the line.
Napolitano’s comments stem from the Times’ publishing of a fresh sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh. However, after publishing the piece, the liberal newspaper was forced to inject a disclaimer about the claim.
“The female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident,” wrote the New York Times after the fact, while still keeping the article up.
Napolitano said, “Is leaving out of the article the true statement that the victim does not recall this alleged even ‘reckless disregard for the truth’? He may actually have a case there.”
However, he also noted that this is likely “not gonna happen.” Simply put, the effort that would have to be made on a libel case — however strong it may be — would open a “Pandora’s Box” and therefore might not be practical.
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