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NBC News Highlights Blasey Ford Receiving Award for Kavanaugh Allegations, Despite Lack of Evidence

The mainstream media seized on multiple narratives surrounding the 2018 confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, including allegations of rape and sexual assault without verifying whether those allegations were true and factual. One of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, testified before the Senate yet was not willing to press charges against Kavanaugh.

Since Kavanaugh’s confirmation by a narrow vote in the Senate to become the most recent Supreme Court justice, Blasey Ford has laid low in the public eye. Lately, she has received and accepted awards from various groups due to her Senate testimony, but will not address the media of whether her allegations were true or not.

NBC News mentioned how rare it was for Blasey Ford to make a public appearance in its article, entitled [1], “Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford makes rare appearance to accept award.” This past week, she accepted the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award from the ACLU of Southern California in Beverly Hills, California. She told the audience, “When I came forward last September, I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my duty as a citizen.” She added, “I understood that not everyone would welcome my information, and I was prepared for a variety of outcomes, including being dismissed.”

The news outlet also noted that “Ford has made few public appearances since she testified” and that she received a similar award from the YWCA of Silicon Valley in northern California.

NBC News’s article did not mention how Blasey Ford will not go to authorities to verify her allegations, which is par for the course in the mainstream media.