The intimate details of the attack, including the attacker's identity and exactly what happened have been consistent parts of Dr. Ford's story. The dates have been fuzzy, but that's not inconsistent with someone who undergoes a traumatic event and later tries to recall it decades later. McNally says this would explain why Ford says she remembers what happened during the alleged assault but she can't remember the date of the party or its location. "They were forgotten because they were never encoded," says McNally. "When somebody has an experience such as this, they're not necessarily saying, 'I better get down the address.' They're preoccupied with trying to escape this terrifying experience." Also, "people in general are not good about dating events, whether they're traumatic events or nontraumatic events," he adds. Unless there are other clues to the date, most people tend to forget when something happened. In other words, not remembering the exact year at first does not completely discredit Dr. Ford's story. And the fact that she could pinpoint the year after receiving additional clues, such as Kavanaugh's age, is also consistent with many other people attempting to remember dates of traumatic events.j Unless you have an eidetic memory, think about your past experiences. Can you pinpoint exactly what year each event happened without any other clues? Some yes, but some, likely no. Again, the Ms. Reade story is already a year old. The story has changed several times already and Ms. Reade herself has a checkered past that calls her credibility into question. The latest corroborating evidence, the Larry King tape, also came out during a week when thousands of Americans died from COVID-19 and our illustrious President asked about injecting disinfectants and UV light to fight off the disease. Ms. Reade and her story is getting press, but it's not front page headlines, all things considered. And perhaps there are journalists chasing the story, but they are finding the holes in Ms. Reade's account too great and worry that if they do a report, they will be seen in as bad a light as MSNBC was after they aired the bat guano crazy Swetnick interview.