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 34) Kasie Hunt — @kasie 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 .