Kieran, if you and your editor want to start being a credible journalists ...
Kieran, if you want to start being a credible journalist you're going to have to stop spouting stuff that most everyone related to events knows are false.
On this side of the Atlantic we all heard the stuff about Kavanaugh, we all heard how one person making the allegations lied about material facts, and how the other was a crank who'd pulled similar stunts in the past.
None of that has anything remotely to do with this story.
Your just spouting slanderous garbage. And why? To be trendy? To be "provocative"?
Today "being provocative" by saying things you cannot possibly sincerely believe means trolling.
Are you and your editor trolling?