The sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh resulted in a huge political fight between warring members of both political parties and their supporters.
At the center of the controversy is Christine Blasey Ford who claims Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her over 35 years ago.
Unfortunately, the passions on both sides are getting way out of control exhibited by death threats against politicians involved in the matter, the judge, Ford, and their families.
However, media coverage regarding the threats is not balanced.
For example, ABC News covered the threats against Ford but ignored the threats against Kavanaugh.
The Media Research Center reports:
Sadly, since coming forward with accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her family have received numerous death threats. During that time, Kavanaugh and his family have also received horrific treatment. Despite the seriousness all around, ABC’s World News Tonight sided with Ford on Thursday by choosing to only report the threats to her and threw those against Kavanaugh in the trash.
The report noted NBC News and CBS News briefly mentioned the threats against Kavanaugh.
ABC News is also giving support to Democrat Senators backing Ford’s claim and politicizing the controversy.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slams Republicans for "bullying" Brett Kavanaugh's accuser: "She's not asking for extraordinary measures, she's asking for basic fairness." https://t.co/Om2YIcXbME pic.twitter.com/Mqoqf8RfjZ
— ABC News (@ABC) September 20, 2018
It’s journalism malpractice to ignore the threats made against Judge Kavanaugh and his family.
The political divide is way out of hand and all responsible parties, including the media and politicians, need to step up and stop the madness before someone gets seriously hurt.