'It's Eye-Opening': Kurtz Highlights 'Choreographed,' Soros-Linked Protests Against Kavanaugh
Confrontations initially reported as 'spontaneous.'
MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz said on America's Newsroom he found it "eye-opening" that some of the protesters who have confronted Republicans over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination are part of an organized group.
The women who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in recent days are part of the nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy. The video of Flake being shouted at in a Capitol Hill elevator went viral on Friday, with the activists claiming they too were sexual assault victims.
Records show that the group has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros.
"These incidents are no accident," Kurtz said on Wednesday, adding that the protests are "highly coordinated and choreographed" despite being billed as "spontaneous" protests by many outlets.
Records show that Soros donated $1.5 million to the protesters' nonprofit over the last two years.
Kurtz said on Wednesday that the accusations against Kavanaugh and the media's coverage of them has led to an "all-out war" against the judge.
In the last week, he said the journalistic train "has really gone off the rails" due to a variety of new accusations against Kavanaugh.
"This constant barrage of stories about how much Judge Kavanaugh drank in high school or college, getting into a bar fight, throwing ice on someone ... none of these things have much to do with the qualifications of being a Supreme Court Justice."