What do Kavanaugh accusers and alien abductees have in common?
WASHINGTON. Breaking news! Another shadowy individual from the Democrats’ secret list of Brett Kavanaugh accusers has come forward! Her name is Deborah Ramirez. And she was interviewed by the New Yorker’s trailblazing #MeToo reporter, Mia Farrow’s son Ronan Farrow. Farrow unwisely partnered with longtime Clarence Thomas- and Koch Brothers-hater Jane Mayer in the latest anti-Kavanaugh hit piece in this week’s edition of that magazine.
You may recall that Farrow was the first to report on the sexual allegations leveled against Hollywood producer and big Democratic fundraiser, Harvey Weinstein, burnishing his reputation in the process. One wonders who persuaded him to tarnish it with this reportorial dud.
Tis a tale told by an idiot
As you surely know by now, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while at a high school party has fallen flat. All those she claimed were witnesses to the alleged event have denied knowing of it, or, in some cases, knowing her.
But “journalist” Ronan Farrow, along with lefty darling Jane Meyer, scraped the bottom of the barrel. In doing so, he uncovered Deborah Ramirez. According to their New Yorker hit piece, Yale alum Ramirez was “at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident.”
After Ramirez thought about it for six days and consulted with her pro-Democrat attorney, helping the poor soul earn a few billable hours, she managed to cull a hazy recollection of Kavanaugh waving his penis in front of her drunken face and making her “touch it without her consent.”
But she admits being “on the floor, foggy and slurring her words.” Worse still, she worries that skeptical Senators just might question “her motivation for coming forward after so many years.” They may wonder as well about the quality of “her memory, given her drinking at the party.”
Tales from a universe far, far away
So how credible are unsubstantiated “memories” derived from drunken recdollections of hazy events that took place decades ago? According to Malachi Bailey, writing for the Conservative Tribune, Malachi Bailey observes that even the 24/7 #NeverTrump New York Times is skeptical about this one.
“The New York Times, apparently unintentionally, took a jab at The New Yorker’s hit piece on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh regarding a new woman who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her….
“Tellingly … Ramirez’s story was also on the The New York Times’ radar, but even The Times’ struggled to corroborate her story.
“‘The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge,’ The Times reported inside another story published Sunday about Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“The New York Times added that Ramirez’s classmates also failed to corroborate her story when she contact them.”
Et tu, Politico?
Even the reliably left-biased Politico reported raised eyebrows across the journalistic spectrum after the flabbily researched New Yorker hit piece appeared. They even mentioned Fox News.
“A highly placed story on the Fox News website titled, ‘LAZY AT BEST: Mag’s flimsy reporting on Kavanaugh accuser has critics howling,’ called the New Yorker report ‘sketchy’ and quoted several people — mostly conservatives — from Twitter who agreed.
“In another example, The National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke wrote that he was ‘struggling to remember reading a less responsible piece of ‘journalism’ in a major outlet.’ Breitbart, The Daily Wire and The Daily Caller all weighed in too.”
Kavanaugh accusers: Out of this world
Now when you’ve lost Politico and the New York Times…
But here is a more pertinent issue. Have you noticed that Kavanaugh’s accusers sound an awful lot like those claiming to be alien abductees? And like Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez, their recollections include some key sexual component.
According to a 2002 Harvard University study, “Memory Distortion in People Reporting Abduction by Aliens,” some claiming to have been kidnapped by extraterrestrials…
“… seek the aid of a hypnotherapist to help understand their anomalous experiences, and it is during hypnotic regression sessions that they ‘recall’ memories of having been abducted (i.e., being taken into space ships, sexually experimented on by aliens, etc.).” (Emphasis added.)
The study concludes:
“To the extent that some false memories reflect the gist of past experience, illusory memories of alien abduction may be accurate representations of some aspect of a person’s past (e.g., sleep paralysis).”
Booze and therapy
Kavanaugh accusers Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, both party girls from way back, consumed alcohol – and lots of it. This, undoubtedly, was the primary cause of their unique brand of “sleep paralysis.”
The Washington Post reported that only after Ford attended “an individual therapy session” in 2012 did she recall the alleged assault at all.
Now here’s another interesting tidbit from the Harvard study:
“We found that women reporting recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse were more prone to exhibit memory distortion than… women who had always remembered their childhood sexual abuse.”
Senate Democrats order us with mock solemnity to consider the claims of Kavanaugh accusers seriously. This despite the absense of witnesses or physical evidence. Presumably, we should abandon all reason, just like those wide-eyed believers in flying saucers and alien abductions.
That reminds me of what the late scientist Stephen Hawking once said,
“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”
Or inside the heads of the US Senate’s histrionic Democrats. And the current flaky pair of Kavanaugh accusers.
Ronan Farrow, Jane Mayer… Phone home.
Top Images: Still from the 1977 film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” screen capture.
Inset of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Fox News screen capture.