MSNBC’s Scarbrough credits Fox’s Hemingway for prompting Kavanaugh correction in New York Times

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough credited Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway on Monday for catching a “glaring omission” in a New York Times report accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

“Why is there this glaring omission in the New York Times story in there, where Mollie Hemingway and others on Twitter were saying that, in fact, she had no recollection of this happening and her friends were saying the same thing?” asked Scarborough on “Morning Joe.”

{mosads}Scarborough’s comments came after the Times issued a correction on Sunday night noting that friends of the woman involved in the alleged incident with Kavanaugh at Yale said she does not recall it, sparking widespread criticism of the newspaper.

“It was a stunning decision to leave that central fact out of an article filled with damning accusations,” Scarborough added on Twitter to his more than 2.6 million followers.

Hemingway, who also serves as a senior editor for The Federalist and is the author of a best-selling book on the raucous Kavanaugh confirmation, “Justice on Trial, The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” was active on Twitter throughout Sunday after the Times report came out.

“NYT Reporters’ essay about a supposed second Yale incident omitted their own book reporting that completely undercuts it: alleged victim denies any memory of it. Journalistically indefensible, though gullible additional reporters are spreading it of course,” Hemingway wrote in one tweet.

Fox News “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz also pointed out the Times’ omission on his Sunday media affairs program.

The Times also apologized for a Sunday tweet from its official @NYTOpinion account regarding the Kavanaugh report that it deemed “clearly inappropriate and offensive.”

The tweet in question said the type of misconduct in the allegation against Kavanaugh “may seem like harmless fun.”

–This report was updated at 3:39 p.m.

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