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The New Yorker: Kavanaugh Has ‘Weaponized’ Tears

Liberals can find literally anything to complain about, apparently.

By NTK Staff | 10.05.2018 @2:00pm
The New Yorker: Kavanaugh Has ‘Weaponized’ Tears

A writer at The New Yorker, the outlet that published unsubstantiated claims of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh, claimed that the Supreme Court nominee “weaponized tears” during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

Kavanaugh, who among other allegations had been accused of being a serial rapist by a client represented by attorney Michael Avenatti, fiercely defended himself and his family during his testimony. The judge apologized for his demeanor and some of his remarks during that hearing, but reminded Americans in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that he was testifying with his family in mind.

I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters.

But New Yorker writer Michael Lista isn’t moved. In fact, in an era in which men are encouraged to be more understanding and in touch with their feelings, Lista writes that Kavanaugh’s show of emotion during his testimony was “beneath” appropriate conduct for a man. Really.

Perhaps most ridiculous of all, Lista claims Kavanaugh “weaponized crying” in order to score some sort of political victory:

It isn’t retrograde to think it may be beneath a man to cry under such circumstances. Trump himself was reportedly disturbed by Kavanaugh’s crying, and once told the writer Timothy L. O’Brien, “When I see a man cry I view it as a weakness.” Clarence Thomas, a man of a different generation but who underwent a similar public reckoning, had the old-fashioned disposition to fight Anita Hill’s entirely credible accusations with righteous indignation, to cannily counterattack by saying that his being held to account was nothing more than “a high-tech lynching.” Kavanaugh has no avenue of appeal, though, except his own hurt feelings. He is in touch with them, as he was taught to be. And so he’s seemingly weaponized crying, the way a little boy does when he’s in trouble.

Of course, if the roles were reversed, and a conservative wrote these thoughts about a liberal nominee, he or she would likely be tarred, feathered, and cast out of society as some unevolved, knuckle-dragging Neanderthal.

Instead, Lista can freely claim that Kavanaugh’s tears that were in defense of his character, which has been smeared using no corroborating evidence, “are entirely in self-pity and self-interest.” How very woke of him.

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