On Tuesday, The New York Times published its latest “exclusive” on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that features a 1983 handwritten letter by the then-high schooler that describes his group of friends as “loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us.” The “nothingburger” report has been met with widespread mockery from the right, including from Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.
The Times’ David Enrich proudly promoted his piece on Twitter Tuesday. “Exclusive: We obtained a handwritten 1983 letter that Brett Kavanaugh wrote to his high school buddies: ‘We’re loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us,'” he wrote.
Enrich added that they also found what might be a disparaging reference by Kavanaugh’s buddy Mark Judge — who Christine Blasey Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly tried to force himself on her, an allegation Judge has denied in sworn statements — about girls from Ford’s school.
As Twitchy points out, Sen. Hatch and other voices on the Right weren’t impressed.
“If you thought they couldn’t top the ice-throwing story.. think again,” Hatch wrote in a tweet Tuesday. “This story appears to be about party planning, with teenage rebel Brett Kavanaugh suggesting that they warn their neighbors in advance about the possibility of loud noise.”
Grabien Media editor Tom Elliott got in on the Times-mocking: “Do you have any conception of how deranged you sound to non-insane people? The NYT’s uncovers … a high school letter that describes typical teenage behavior.”
Others pointed out that the Times’ big “hit piece” was reported hours before by The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, while others noted some curious details in the letter and made some connections to their own high school days: