Here’s Why We Needed ‘Judge and the Justice’

Mark Judge, who Christine Blasey Ford claims saw Kavanaugh's abuse, reveals all

It’s been nearly six years since the Kavanaugh hearings rocked the nation.

We got a crash course in MeToo, political tribalism and how the media treats abuse allegations against GOP figures. Current Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t the only one who got dragged through the mud in that process.

His high school chum Mark Judge, now 59, watched his life implode as a key part of the narrative. It wasn’t pretty, and Judge insists it wasn’t fair.

FOX Nation’s “Judge and the Justice: Kavanaugh Classmate Speaks Out” lets the former Georgetown Prep student share his side of the story.

The three-part docuseries re-examines the accusations Christine Blasey Ford made against Kavanaugh, the Beltway reaction to the confirmation hearings and the media’s role in it all.

It remains a nauseating chapter of modern history, and it’s well past time Judge got to tell his side of the story. He speaks out in the docuseries, complementing the details found in his book, “The Devil’s Triangle: Mark Judge vs. the New American Stasi” and his columns on the subject.

Host Martha MacCallum sticks to the facts of the saga, refusing to demonize Ford or lionize Justice Kavanaugh. That approach gives structure to the docuseries and lets Judge’s reflections pop.

We’ve already heard Ford’s story over and again.

The docuseries examines the impact the hearings had on him. Imagine being dragged into one of the biggest newest stories of the decade. Now, picture someone in recovery who battled both depression and cancer getting calls from The Washington Post and Ronan Farrow.

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Reporters hounded Judge early in the imbroglio, even nagging his cancer-stricken brother and elderly mother in a memory care facility for details.

The press has been corrupt for some time.

Judge previously admitted to a drinking problem, chronicled in his revealing book “Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk.” That made him fodder for Democrats eager to sink Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court chances.

FOX Nation lets some of the writer’s friends back up his claims. It still shares the Kavanaugh narrative in a sober fashion, giving Democrats screen time to share their attacks on the legal eagle and, by extension, Judge.

Ford’s allegations had some legs, in part, because the roaring ‘80s culture suggested it could be true.

Maybe. Partially.

Judge admits the ‘80s drinking culture wasn’t far off from the media perception, including depictions found in films like “Risky Business.”


It’s fascinating to recall how the media went into battle mode, eager to dig into every possible angle, real or farcical. It didn’t matter if it hurt people around Kavanaugh, like his immediate family or Judge. Remember how the press similarly magnified Tara Reade’s chilling allegations against Joe Biden?

Just kidding. Journalists sat on the story for weeks before attempting to shoo it away.

The most shocking revelation in “Judge and the Justice?” Judge says journalists demanded he back up Ford’s story.

“Do it for humanity,” he claims they told him.

The docuseries only touches on the crazier aspects of the Kavanaugh story, like now-disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti accusing Kavanaugh and Judge of being part of gang rape parties. Those seeking more clarity on the controversy should read “Justice on Trial” by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino.

MacCallum wraps the series with some tough questions for Judge, torn between protecting himself and the truth.

“Judge and the Justice” wraps on a somber note. MacCallum says the Kavanaugh hearings left us more divided than ever. Both sides refused to budge about Kavanaugh’s guilt or innocence.

America has only gotten worse since then, but this valuable snapshot deserves our attention.

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