The politics of personal destruction in a post fact world. By Scott Walker
Excerpt: There’s nothing new about the politics of personal destruction. When you can’t win on the issues, you try to obliterate your opponent’s character. But there was a time when the mainstream media and elite opinion leaders required some kind of fact-based proof before reporting an allegation. Sadly, those days are gone, and quite possibly for good. The latest coordinated and completely unfounded attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh is the perfect example of the post fact world in which we live. This week, The New York Times used a single, off-the-record source with clear political and personal animosity toward Kavanaugh to make an allegation of sexual abuse. Even the alleged victim says she does not remember the incident and refused to talk to the newspaper.