Media Snowflakes Now Triggered by High School Yearbooks
We know the small children currently occupying seats at the grownups' table of the media went to all the best colleges -- Harvard and Yale. But what we didn't know is that they apparently never went to high school:
Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named
Brett Kavanaugh’s page in his high school yearbook offers a glimpse of the teenage years of the man who is now President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: lots of football, plenty of drinking, parties at the beach. Among the reminiscences about sports and booze is a mysterious entry: “Renate Alumnius.”
The word “Renate” appears at least 14 times in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook, on individuals’ pages and in a group photo of nine football players, including Judge Kavanaugh, who were described as the “Renate Alumni.” It is a reference to Renate Schroeder, then a student at a nearby Catholic girls’ school.
Two of Judge Kavanaugh’s classmates say the mentions of Renate were part of the football players’ unsubstantiated boasting about their conquests. “They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate,” said Sean Hagan, a Georgetown Prep student at the time, referring to Judge Kavanaugh and his teammates. “I can’t express how disgusted I am with them, then and now.”
Oh, grow up, kid. But wait -- it gets worse. The horror, the horror...
In an interview on Fox News on Monday, Judge Kavanaugh defended his high school behavior in general terms. “People might have had too many beers on occasion and people generally in high school — I think all of us have probably done things we look back on in high school and regret or cringe a bit,” he said.
Yes, but that was then and this is now. Ronan Farrow is now the nation's sex cop and the media are the prosecutors. Everyone must now have lived a life that would put Jesus of Nazareth to shame; and, come to think of it, there was that hateful, vile, violent incident with the money changers in the Temple to disqualify Him from any public position.
Judge Kavanaugh, a member of the football team and the captain of the basketball team, played a prominent role in Georgetown Prep’s firmament in the early 1980s. The school’s culture was one of heavy drinking and at times insensitivity.
The 1983 yearbook, for example, includes multiple apparent references to the Ku Klux Klan (but not on Judge Kavanaugh’s page). His page, in addition to the “Alumnius” entry, mentions his role as “treasurer” of the “Keg City Club.”
“The vast majority of the time I spent in high school was studying or focused on sports and being a good friend to the boys and the girls that I was friends with,” he told Fox News on Monday.
Some of Judge Kavanaugh’s high school peers said there was a widespread culture at the time of objectifying women.