Let's be clear about what is going on in the press's rush to condemn Brett Kavanaugh as a mean, black out drunk who does regrettable things and doesn't remember them. Many of the reporters pushing this story are actually describing themselves.
It is possible to have a night of heavy drinking and still remember the details of the night. It is possible to drink a lot of beer and not black out. These things are very possible.
But many of the reporters covering this story do not view them as possible because, for these reporters, it is not possible in their experience. Frankly, and to be completely candid, there are more than a few reporters with drug dependency and/or alcohol dependence problems covering Kavanaugh and writing about him as if he is them. There are several reporters writing about Kavanaugh who do sexually harass and sexually assault young women. They too are writing about Kavanaugh as if he is them.
Kavanaugh has become that thing these reporters think they can condemn as penance for their own sins. They reflect their own lives in their coverage of him. Because they hit girls, he must. Because they sexually assault girls, he must. Because they can't drink without blacking out, he must. At the rate this is going, we're going to have "Kavanaugh does cocaine" stories because, you guessed it, more than one reporter covering him does cocaine.
It is deeply unfair to Brett Kavanaugh and to the public. But the press is more interested in alleviating their own guilt than reporting truth.