A threat to public safety does not exist here and this is undoubtedly another attempt by the newspaper to take a shot at Brett Kavanaugh.
Of all the nasty, disgusting smears lobbied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation, the insinuations that because he was accused of sexual assault, he must be a pedophile, has got to be one of the dirtiest.
The Post’s Ann E. Marimow wrote an article on Tuesday titled “Brett Kavanaugh worried that scandal would end his coaching days. Now the Supreme Court justice is back on the basketball court.” It’s a pretty bland article, and Marimow doesn’t make any insinuations about Kavanaugh in the title or text of the article. The sexual assault allegations against him are only mentioned twice – once leading to a quote from Kavanaugh lamenting the possibility that the uncorroborated smears against him would keep him from coaching his daughter’s basketball team and a second time to talk about team members sitting behind him during his first confirmation hearings.
But it’s where the Post placed Marimow’s article that is so insidious. The article was posted under the Post’s “Public Safety” tag. Other recent articles published under this same tag include one titled “Child hit by bus in Charles County” and another titled “Incident at Walter Reed was a drill, not an active shooter, Navy says.”
So yeah, a story about a man coaching his daughter’s basketball team fits right in.