The New York Times accidentally exposed one of its own sources on Monday night, and it turns out he is a Democratic state senator. According to The Federalist, the Times inadvertently exposed Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. as a source for its latest it hit piece against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Madaleno Jr., a self-described Never-Trumper who recently lost the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Maryland, gained national attention earlier this year for kissing his husband in a campaign ad. He said the kiss was to show his opposition to the president.
The outlet quickly deleted his name from the report, but in their rush to write “credible” hit jobs on Kavanaugh, it seems they may have blown their entire case.
On Monday, the Times published a report claiming Kavanaugh and his friends bragged about their supposed sexual conquests in their high school yearbooks. In the piece, the left-leaning outlet claims they used the phrases “Renate Alumnius” and “Renate Alumni” in reference to Renate Schroeder, a student at a nearby all girls’ school.
The Times cites two sources for the claim one was Sean Hagan, who said he attended Georgetown Prep, and the other was listed as “anonymous.”
The anonymous source is Madaleno Jr., a current Democratic Maryland state senator who claims he attended Georgetown Prep with Kavanaugh.
An original version of the Times report actually named a “Mr. Madaleno” and then quickly deleted the reference without any editor’s note or explanation.
Madaleno Jr.’s name is still in the print version of the Times article, but it was scrubbed online. The outlet accidentally used his name, and then tried to delete it before anyone noticed their source was a hardcore leftist.
Buried deep in the Times report is also the fact that four of the men who allegedly used the “Renate Almunius” phrases vehemently denied that there was anything sexual about the reference and that they “never bragged about” sexual escapades with their friend.
The Times hit piece, which was an utter failure, is in response to Christine Blasey Ford, who claims Kavanaugh allegedly groped her nearly 40 years ago, while they were at a party.
Kavanaugh, who strongly denies the allegations, will testify on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Committee has scheduled a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh for Friday morning.
Ford is also expected to testify, but she has made every excuse imaginable to avoid going on the record about what she alleges.
Aside from that, the Times debacle offers another scathing reminder about how determined the media is to go after Kavanaugh.
They not only incompetently exposed their own source, they used a hardcore leftist who hates the president to offer shoddy evidence against Kavanaugh.