Here's The FB Post Defending Kavanaugh That Forced One CBS Anchor To Resign

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A lot of lives have been impacted by the ugly, shamelessly mud-slinging confirmation process of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, including one hapless local CBS anchor in Palm Springs, California. CBS affiliate KESQ-TV's Kris Long is currently unemployed because he decided to pen a "common sense" response to the Kavanaugh uncorroborated allegations chaos.

In a since-deleted post, Long announced that, according to the new standards, he "couldn't get elected dog catcher!"

"Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is now having to answer for his actions as a 17 year old!" wrote Long (full text below). "I have absolutely no problem with the Metoo movement. In fact, I would offer that it is long overdue. Far too many women have been subjected to mistreatment for far too long by men with the power to control their lives and paychecks. I have absolutely no sympathy for the increasingly long list of well-known names who have fallen from grace because they thought with their little head and not their big one."

He continued: "However, you are beyond dreaming if you think 17 year old boys are not going to misbehave from time to time as they begin to attempt relationships with the opposite sex. That is just the way we animals are made! Now, that certainly does not in any way mean that a 17 year old should be allowed to force himself on a young girl. That illegal act is reprehensible at 17, 37, or 77. But to allow someone to accuse a fellow teenager of some lesser miscreant behavior from some four decades ago is, I feel, a real stretch."

He added later: "If he did actually commit rape as a 17 year old, which has not been claimed, then he should be prosecuted. However, if the act was that serious, and few things are more serious than rape, why has it taken all these many years for his accuser to come forward! This just stinks of political maneuvering. I fear the day may be coming when some otherwise deserving office seeker is deemed unacceptable due to accidentally bumping the leg of a kindergartner of the opposite sex during nap time!"

A day before Kavanaugh was confirmed, the channel accepted Long's resignation. "I want to thank those who have offered support and apologize again for any I may have offended. I hope to return to the news business in the future," he wrote in a statement Friday. "I wish I hadn’t written (the post) because it’s caused me a lot of headache. This is a sensitive and controversial subject and I apologize for any offense that this has caused."

Long also deleted his original post and replaced it with an apology: "The previous post to this page has been deleted. This is a sensitive and controversial subject and I apologize for any offense that this has caused," he wrote.

So, if Long had penned an equally "insensitive" post in support of the uncorroborated accusations against Kavanaugh, thus potentially smearing an innocent man, would he have been compelled to resign from CBS? We have that answer by all the comments from mainstream reporters doing exactly that and keeping their jobs.

Here's the full text of his original post via Red State:

I couldn’t get elected dog catcher!

Really? Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is now having to answer for his actions as a 17 year old! I have absolutely no problem with the Metoo movement. In fact, I would offer that it is long overdue. Far too many women have been subjected to mistreatment for far too long by men with the power to control their lives and paychecks. I have absolutely no sympathy for the increasingly long list of well-known names who have fallen from grace because they thought with their little head and not their big one

However, you are beyond dreaming if you think 17 year old boys are not going to misbehave from time to time as they begin to attempt relationships with the opposite sex. That is just the way we animals are made! Now, that certainly does not in any way mean that a 17 year old should be allowed to force himself on a young girl. That illegal act is reprehensible at 17, 37, or 77. But to allow someone to accuse a fellow teenager of some lesser miscreant behavior from some four decades ago is, I feel, a real stretch.

One thing is certain, I will never be nominated for the Supreme Court! Were that ever to happen, I have to admit they might have to enlarge the Senate hearing room to accommodate all the young women from the mid to late 1960’s who felt that I had tried to go a bit too far!

We are talking about a man who may or may not end up on the highest court in the land. If he did actually commit rape as a 17 year old, which has not been claimed, then he should be prosecuted. However, if the act was that serious, and few things are more serious than rape, why has it taken all these many years for his accuser to come forward!

This just stinks of political maneuvering. I fear the day may be coming when some otherwise deserving office seeker is deemed unacceptable due to accidentally bumping the leg of a kindergartner of the opposite sex during nap time!

I mean what has happened to common sense?

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