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Fox News Programs Launch Smear Campaign Against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Fox News Programs Launch Smear Campaign Against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s moving testimony against Supreme Court Judge nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, Fox News looks to discredit her in a series of on-air smear campaigns.

Ford took an oath and gave hours-long testimony, detailing her accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, only to be victim-blamed and bashed by various anchors on Fox News, according to videos compiled by Think Progress.

Right-wing commentator, Michelle Malkin, appeared on Thursday’s The Laura Ingraham Show and said Ford’s testimony “seared a hole in her brain.”

During another segment of Ingraham’s show, lawyer Joe diGenova — who called Ford a “loon” early in the week — took aim at Ford once again, this time calling her “a deeply troubled person. She has a history of psychological discord.”

He wasn’t quite done, though. DiGenova also appeared on Fox Business and called Ford “a very troubled woman.”

Senator Lindsey Graham — who openly accused Democrats of attempting to “destroy” Kavanaugh’s life during Thursday’s hearing — appeared on Sean Hannity’s show and said Ford “has a problem, and destroying Judge Kavanaugh’s life won’t fix her problem.”

Newt Gingrich also joined the panel at Fox News and tried to discredit Ford’s testimony by saying, as a psychologist, Ford should understand that her own recollection of the events 36 years priors may not be true.

And then, commentator Malkin smeared Ford once again, this time by citing an unfounded statistic about the number of rape allegations that are proven to be lies.

Fox News hosts and commentators haven’t just relied on the network to get their point across about Ford. Ingraham has also taken to her Twitter in an attempt to discredit Ford’s compelling testimony.

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