Thursday, December 26, 2019

Alan Dershowitz accuses New Yorker of using ‘Neo-Nazi sources’ to write about Epstein ties

Law professor Alan Dershowitz accused the New Yorker of publishing details from alt-right sources in order to write up a damaging story about him that covered his ties to deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Dershowitz's feud with the publication stems from a July profile on him that included erroneous details surrounding the death of his first wife. The article originally said that his wife, Sue Barlach, jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1983. However, it has since been changed to "better reflect the circumstances" of her death.

“David Remnick is the problem today,” Dershowitz told Dan Bongino on Hannity Monday after deviating from a conversation about impeachment.

“He is the poster child for what is wrong with the media," he continued. "He makes up facts! … He makes up a story about something that happened to my family. He got it from a Neo-Nazi Holocaust denial website. Never sent it to a fact-checker to check and published it as fact. Totally made up story! That's David Remnick. The New Yorker has the lowest ratio of credibility to apparent credibility of any media in the country."

“He just makes up facts and uses Neo-Nazi sources to source his facts,” he added.

Dershowitz, at the time of the New Yorker's profile, claimed false details about his wife's death came from, an anti-Semitic website, according to Vox. The publication dismissed this claim and defended itself in a statement, saying, “ formed no part of the sourcing of this story."

The profile highlighted Dershowitz's ties to convicted sex offender Epstein, a client of his who was found dead in his jail cell in August while awaiting trial for additional charges. One of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has also alleged that she was forced to have sex with Dershowitz, a claim he has ardently denied. The piece also describes a fixation with talking about false rape accusations in law classes and his advocacy for lowering the age of consent.


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