The allegation by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, has been the top story for days — and it will likely stay that way until he's voted in, out, or withdraws. Now, while you can't get away from the news about Kavanaugh, you can choose who you hear it from, especially during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. These are 37
journalists you should follow during the Kavanaugh and Ford hearing.
The people on the list are some of the top journalists in the nation, reporters covering the Supreme Court, Capitol Hill, and the White House — plus insightful editors who comment from back in the newsroom. There is also the reporter who interviewed Ford and one of the reporters who worked on the article on Deborah Ramirez, who was
the second woman to accuse Kavanaugh. (A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward on Wednesday, and Kavanaugh denies all allegations made against him.)
Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans — who are all men — will question Ford (unless they yield their time to Rachel Mitchell, an outside counsel the Republicans hired for questioning). Many people — including Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono — have spoken of men's role in perpetuating the inequality and victim shaming that leads women to stay silent about sexual misconduct. "I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up, and step up!" Hirono said last week.
Now — at least on your Twitter feed — they will, if you choose to follow these experts instead.
1) Nina Totenberg — @NinaTotenberg
2) Ariane de Vogue — @Arianadevogue
3) Kimberly Atkins — @KimberlyEAtkins
4) Zoe Tillman — @ZoeTillman
5) Amanda Becker — @AmandaBecker
6) Rachael Bade — @rachaelmbade
7) Amanda Terkel — @aterkel
8) Lisa Mascaro — @LisaMascaro
9) Abby D. Phillip — @abbydphillip
11) Kelsey Snell — @kelsey_snell
12) Versha Sharma — @versharma
13) Erica Werner — @ericawerner
14) Laura Barrón-López — @lbarronlopez
15) Lisa Desjardins — @LisaDNews
16) Marcia Coyle — @MarciaCoyle
17) Seung Min Kim — @seungminkim
18) Jennifer Bendery — @jbendery
19) Maggie Haberman — @maggieNYT
20) Alice Crites — @alice_crites
21) Laura Jarrett — @LauraAJarrett
CNN correspondent Laura Jarrett covers the Justice Department, and she's got an eye out on what's going on with the Kavanaugh hearing. Her feed — including her comprehensive retweets — is worth following for regular updates.
22) Tarini Parti — @tparti
23) Nancy Cordes — @nancycordes
24) Laura Litvan — @LauraLitvan
25) Elham Khatami — @ekhatami
26) Frida Garza — @fffffrida
27) Andrea González-Ramírez — @andreagonram
28) Katie Baker — @katiejmbaker
29) Jia Tolentino — @jiatolentino
30) Liz Plank — @feministabulous
Liz Plank of Vox is watching the other coverage with her own signature commentary so you don't have to.
31) Jessica Mason Pieklo — @Hegemommy
32) Josie Duffy Rice — @jduffyrice
33) Michelle Ruiz — @michelleruiz
NBC News' Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt made a name for herself throughout the last two presidential elections for having her ear to the ground and gaining valuable insights into the campaigns, earning her her own titular show, Kasie DC. Hunt continues to be on the frontlines and will be sure to provide quick updates and news breaks throughout the hearing.
35) Rebecca Traister — @rtraister
36) Emma Brown — @emmersbrown
37) Jane Mayer — @JaneMayerNYer
Last but far from least is
Ronan Farrow shares the byline in New Yorker's Jane Mayer. the piece on Ramirez's allegations with her — as many on Twitter have pointed out. She's also tweeting follow-ups to her stellar reporting.
These 37 journalists are just some of those that you can follow to gain insight on Thursday. They have knowledge from sources, years of experience, and are the best way to follow an event like this on Twitter.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit online.rainn.org .