Ezra Klein recently interviewed Jane Mayer about, among other things, her expose of Eric Schneiderman’s history of abuse.
I’m grateful for Jane Mayer’s journalism – she uncovers big stories skillfully. I have awe for her. But on at least one set of questions, she and I think differently.
In her conversation with Klein, Mayer said, at one point, “Life is not a Rashomon. Either Clarence Thomas said those things or he didn’t. Schneiderman had consent or he didn’t.”
This seems wrong to me, in the most fundamental way.
Life is a Rashomon.