The Twitterverse hammered National Review columnist John Fund for tweeting some conspiratorial-sounding stuff about Deborah Ramirez, the latest woman to accuse Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
The original 8:03 a.m. tweet by Fund on Monday morning said this:
Irony of this is just too great. New Yorker article on new Kavanaugh accuser, Deborah Ramirez, leaves out tie to George Soros. Ramirez got 2003 Soros Justice Fellowship to strengthen understanding between law enforcement and Arab, Muslim, and Sikh communities. h/t Quin Hillyer.
That tweet has since been deleted, but not before it was retweeted 1,486 times and liked 2,240 times.
The problem? It’s not the right person. Later, Fund wrote:
“Correction: Soros Fellowship went to another Deborah Ramirez in Boston, a professor at Northeastern University. Sincere apologies.”
Correction: Soros Fellowship went to another Deborah Ramirez in Boston, a professor at Northeastern University. Sincere apologies.
— John Fund (@johnfund) September 24, 2018
That lead to plenty of bashing:
National Review columnist John Fund is offering “sincere apologies” for spreading false information about Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez.
Last week, a number of false claims spread through RW media about Christine Blasey Ford, misidentifying her w/a women of the same name. pic.twitter.com/UycpC85Muf
— andrew kaczynski🧐 (@KFILE) September 24, 2018
The New Yorker reported on Sunday that Ramirez, a Yale University classmate, accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her and forcing her to touch him without her consent.
Kavanaugh denied the accusations and said they were part of “a smear, plain and simple.”
The New York Times said it “interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate” the Ramirez story, but was unable. The Times further reported that “Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.”
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