By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 2, 2018 ~
Editor’s Note: Wall Street On Parade believes the focus on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is highly warranted. We will move back to our regular Wall Street beat shortly.
Increasingly, the much-aligned U.S. media appears to be doing the job that the FBI failed to do in its first six background checks of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI’s seventh background check isn’t looking much better either, thus far. According to reporting at NBC, even Kerry Berchem, a law-partner at the 900+ lawyer firm, Akin Gump, couldn’t get the FBI to respond to evidence she offered suggesting the possibility of witness tampering by Kavanaugh and/or his team. Akin Gump’s roster of legal luminaries includes multiple former U.S. attorneys and former district attorneys.
There is also growing suspicions that there is a coordinated coverup taking place involving the key, corroborating witness, Mark Judge. The Senate Judiciary Committee refused to subpoena Judge to testify at the September 27 Kavanaugh hearing; Judge has obtained a high-priced criminal defense attorney with ties to the George W. Bush administration in which Kavanaugh worked; he has deleted his entire history of social media posts which include really creepy photos of young girls lying spread eagle on a bed looking drugged. Fortunately for the public, various bloggers and media outlets have archived the videos or taken screen shots of them before Judge took them down.
CNN asked Judge’s attorney, Barbara Van Gelder, about those videos yesterday. She had this to say: “Mr. Judge took down his YouTube site several weeks ago. Someone has inappropriately uploaded old Mark Judge videos without Mark Judge’s knowledge or consent. We will be reporting this matter to YouTube and we request that you do not republish these unauthorized videos.”
In point of fact, a lot of the YouTube videos are not that old, ranging from 10 months ago to a few years ago.
The New York Times has not succumbed to the threat from Van Gelder. It made its own YouTube video about Mark Judge’s history and included photos of the young women from Judge’s videos.
If Kavanaugh was looking for a credible character witness to offer up to the current FBI investigation, it’s definitely not going to be Judge if the FBI takes the time to look at his objectification of young women looking dazed and spread-eagle on a bed or in a bathtub. The women appear to be in their teens or early twenties while Judge would have been in his early fifties.
Judge has been accused in a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford (who also passed a lie detector test) of being present in the room while Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17. As the assault wore on, according to Ford, Judge laughed and vacillated between urging Kavanaugh to continue the attack while at other times urging him to stop. Ford wrote:
“Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack. They both seemed to be having a good time. Mark was urging Brett on, although at times he told Brett to stop. A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not.”
Judge’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde character is also evident in the fact that his penchant for objectifying women in videos does not hamper his accepting payment for writing moralizing lectures for right-wing media outlets. In this 2003 article, Judge writes that “the Left simply hate the idea of morality itself. They hate that certain moral codes are tightly logical and written on the human heart.” Judge also gives a moral nod to Bill O’Reilly in this excerpt from the same article:
“The mainstream media simply won’t ask the questions that the conservatives will—the kind of morality-based questions that most Americans outside of New York and Hollywood would ask. Thus outspoken moralist Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Channel trounces his competitor Phil Donahue, a liberal Resenter of the first order.”
O’Reilly was fired from Fox last year after a New York Times article reported that he had paid five women approximately $13 million to settle sexual harassment allegations. O’Reilly sounded a lot like Kavanaugh at the time, calling it a “political hit job.”
Aside from the videos, Judge has written some pretty creepy phrases in the past. In this 2016 article at Splice Today, Judge writes about the “gorgeous covers” of publisher Hard Case Crime which “feature women in various states of undress and in some form of danger. The titles are classic: So Nude, So Dead, Murder is My Business, The Cutie.” Elsewhere in the article Judge adds this: “…if that man is any kind of man, he’ll allow himself to feel the awesome power, the wonderful beauty, of uncontrollable male passion.”