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ABC Insists SCOTUS Backing Religious Liberty Would Undo Civil Rights

December 6th, 2022 5:17 PM

On Monday and Tuesday, ABC’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight covered the Supreme Court case involving a Christian businesswoman being taken to court to force her to create a website for a gay wedding with heavy doses of fear-mongering and scorn. Over three segments, senior national correspondent Terry Moran insisted support for religious liberty would turn back…

How Can You Befriend a ‘Semi-Fascist’?

September 16th, 2022 12:08 PM

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, at a recent event with a liberal audience, praised Justice Clarence Thomas, her ideological adversary. Sotomayor said, “He is a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution.” She added that while the two often disagree over judicial decisions, “We share a common understanding about people and kindness towards them.”

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Toobin Blames GOP For Increased SCOTUS Confirmation Partisanship

March 30th, 2022 11:04 AM

Reacting to the news on Wednesday’s New Day that Susan Collins became the first GOP senator to announce her intention to vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suggested that it is Republicans who are to blame for the general raise in partisanship in Supreme Court confirmations.

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CNN Smears: GOP Thinks SCOTUS Is 'Supposed To Be for White Men'

February 3rd, 2022 11:07 AM

On his Tuesday night show, left-wing CNN anchor Don Lemon wondered what is really behind Republican criticism of President Biden's pledge to only consider black women for his upcoming Supreme Court appointee. According to network contributor Kirsten Powers, the absurd answer is that Republicans are of the attitude that the Supreme Court exists for white men only.

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NBC Chats Children’s Book With Sotomayor, Skips Controversies

January 26th, 2022 12:45 PM

Despite liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor being at the center of a series of recent controversies, during a live interview on NBC’s Today show Tuesday morning, co-host Savannah Guthrie didn’t ask the jurist about a single one. Instead, almost the entire softball chat was devoted to selling Sotomayor’s latest children’s book.

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 women with…

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 gave Wheaton College a…

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 experienced…

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 unusual step of reading […

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's…

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 contraceptive coverage…

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, Justice Sonia Sotomayor glided…