The Media's 'Real Women' at the Supreme Court

July 5th, 2014 12:00 PM
The Washington Post is apoplectic. In a front page story about a new Supreme Court decision involving birth control and Wheaton College, a conservative Christian school, the Post story  by Robert Barnes began this way: “The three female justices of the Supreme Court sharply rebuked their colleagues Thursday for siding with a Christian college in the latest battle over providing…

Really? NYT's Liptak Sees 'Clash Between Religious Freedom and Women

July 4th, 2014 12:53 PM
There was loaded language right from sentence one in Adam Liptak's lead story for Friday's New York Times, "Birth Control Deepens Divide Among Justices." Liptak, the paper's Supreme Court reporter, covered the emergency injunction issued by the Supreme Court on behalf of a Christian college in Illinois related to religious freedom and Obama-care. Briefly, the majority…

ABC’s Stephanopoulos to Sonia Sotomayor: Does Sexism Go Away Now Tha

June 22nd, 2014 12:32 PM
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, co-host of Good Morning America and moderator of This Week, sat down with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for an interview that aired on Sunday, June 22.  The interview, which was more of a glowing profile of Ms. Sotomayor, touched on a variety of subjects ranging from her recent encounter with Hillary Clinton to whether or not the justice still…

CBS Highlights Liberal Justice's 'Impassioned Dissent' on Affirmative

April 23rd, 2014 11:44 AM
The journalists at CBS This Morning, Wednesday, highlighted the "impassioned dissent" of liberal Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on affirmative action. All three networks covered the 6-2 ruling upholding a state's right to ban race as a factor in public universities. But it was CBS's Jan Crawford who focused on the liberal anger, noting that Sotomayor "took the…

CBS Spotlights Sotomayor's Stay of ObamaCare's Contraception Mandate

January 2nd, 2014 5:55 PM
CBS stood out as the only Big Three network to devote full coverage to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Tuesday night stay of the federal government's birth control/abortifacient mandate under ObamaCare. As of Thursday morning, CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News devoted three full reports and a news brief to the ruling against the controversial regulation. By contrast, NBC…

MSNBC's Carmon Tweets 'Et Tu, Sotomayor' in Reax to Justice's Obamacar

January 2nd, 2014 8:21 AM
Apparently, "I will think before I tweet" should be on Irin Carmon's New Year's resolution list. Her failure to do so shortly before the ball dropped in Times Square signaling the beginning of 2014 has caused her considerable embarrassment. On Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an injunction which "temporarily prevented(the government) from enforcing…

WashPost's Drive-by Dismissal of New Coolidge Bio: 100,000 Words About

March 3rd, 2013 3:24 PM

Maddow: 'Scalia's a Troll' - 'Like the Guy in Your Blog Comment Thread

March 1st, 2013 11:30 AM
"He's a troll...He's like the guy in your blog comment threads using the N-word." So actually said MSNBC's Rachel Maddow about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Comedy Central's Daily Show Thursday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NYT Reporter Kantor Lays Into Justice Sotomayor: 'Homespun Wisdom...In

February 6th, 2013 8:25 AM
New York Times reporter and Obama biographer Jodi Kantor caught up with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's book tour in Chicago for Monday's edition in "Sotomayor, a Star on the Book-Tour Circuit, Sees a New Niche for a Justice." Kantor promoted the liberal justice as a kind of folk hero "dispensing homespun wisdom." At her Wednesday night book talk here,…

NBC's Guthrie Chats With Sotomayor About Her Love Life in Softball Int

January 16th, 2013 9:54 AM
In part two of an interview with liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: "Your mom fell in love again late in life....Do you ever wonder if that might happen for you?...Where do you take a Supreme Court justice on a date?"

NBC's Guthrie Frets Over Supreme Court Split: 'So-Called Liberals' vs

January 14th, 2013 10:57 AM
Interviewing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her new memoir on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie worried that political division was undermining the high court: "Do you think that it's bad for the credibility of the Court as an institution if people have the perception that it is splitting along partisan or ideological lines?"

AP Plays Guilt by Association (With Bain!), Gives Sotomayor a Pass in

December 31st, 2012 3:50 PM
An unbylined Associated Press story at 1:34 p.m. (saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) disgracefully covered a federal ruling which delivered a defeat (for now) against the enforcement of ObamaCare's contraception mandate. Unlike the Hobby Lobby situation (covered earlier today at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), where the dispute is over certain portions of the…

NBC's Pete Williams: Democrat 'More Likely to Appoint' 'Less Ideologic

July 1st, 2012 3:00 PM
Readers are advised to remove all food, fluids, and flammables from proximity to their computers before proceeding. You've been warned. NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams on this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show actually said that when it comes to nominating judges, "A Democratic president is more likely to appoint somebody near the middle who is less…

NPR's Totenberg: Kagan, Sotomayor 'Not Nearly as Liberal' as Predecess

June 28th, 2011 9:28 AM
NPR's Nina Totenberg strangely cast doubt on the liberal credentials of Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor on Saturday's Early Show on CBS, claiming that "they're not nearly as liberal as justices were...thirty years ago." Totenberg also hinted that the other members of the Court were right-wing radicals: "Compared to the much more conservative…