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June 29th, 2010 7:09 PM

VIDEO: Media Routinely Used 'Conservative' Label on Bush Nominees to S

June 28th, 2010 11:13 AM
When President Bush nominated John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in 2005, the media did not hesitate to describe both men as "very conservative," but when President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor in 2009 and Elena Kagan this year many in the press couldn't seem to identify any liberal ideology. The Media Research Center has produced a video compilation of examples to further…

Media Reality Check: Networks Pretend Kagan's Mind Is a Mystery

May 11th, 2010 4:23 PM
When George W. Bush nominated judges John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court, the networks routinely described them as "conservative" and even "very conservative" and "ultraconservative." Last year they applied more “conservative” tags to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's critics than “liberal” labels to her. But the early stories on President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan…

Sotomayor Flashback #3 of 3: Cloaked as 'Both Sides,' Nets Pushed 'Abo

May 10th, 2010 1:12 PM
Re-post from Thursday night, May 28, 2009: NBC and ABC on Thursday night framed stories around concerns of “abortion rights” advocates who want proof Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is on their side, but both cloaked their pieces around the proposition “both sides” of the debate are equally worried. With “Where Does She Stand?” as the on-screen heading, as if there is genuine belief…

Ridiculous: WaPo Claims Stevens Exit Will 'Almost Certainly Mean a Mor

April 12th, 2010 7:49 AM
On the front of Sunday's Washington Post, Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes unfurled the first liberal spin line of the battle over a new Supreme Court justice: that there's no way whoever Obama nominates will be more liberal than retiring John Paul Stevens. Barnes said "almost certainly" the court will be more conservative after Obama's second nominee is confirmed.Can anyone imagine the media…

WaPo Reviews Abortion Battle in 2009 as All Tiller and Stupak -- And N

January 10th, 2010 1:40 PM

CNN's Toobin Again Touts 'Very Conservative' vs 'Liberal' Supreme Cour

October 5th, 2009 5:23 PM
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin again turned to his usual labeling of the ideological split on the Supreme Court on Monday’s American Morning. Toobin labeled Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts “very conservative” three times, as opposed to the mere “liberal” justices on the Court. The analyst also bizarrely claimed that the “liberal side” of the body is “basically outnumbered.”Toobin…

Geraldo Calls CNN's Sanchez a Jerk, Hangs Up on Malzberg for Calling S

September 15th, 2009 11:48 AM
WOR radio's Steve Malzberg likely had no idea the hornets nest he was walking into Monday when he decided to discuss race relations with Fox News's Geraldo Rivera.Regardless of the tension on display or the uncomfortable conclusion, what transpired perfectly demonstrated how far we as a nation are from ending racism. At first, Rivera seemed rather reasonable when he called CNN's Rick Sanchez a…

CBS: Sotomayor Known for ‘Dance-offs’ and ‘Can’t-miss Christma

August 10th, 2009 1:37 PM
Reporting on Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Saturday’s CBS Evening News, correspondent Wyatt Andrews declared: "...she’s not always the reserved, work-aholic judge she portrayed in the Senate hearings....The judge is also known for her can't-miss Christmas parties, which included salsa dancing inside the federal court of appeals in Manhattan." [Audio/video (1:25): Mp3 |…

ABC's Nightline Celebrates Sotomayor's 'Jackie Robinson Moment

August 7th, 2009 12:59 PM
ABC’s "Nightline" on Thursday celebrated Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as a "Jackie Robinson moment" and also highlighted cheering crowds at an event put on by the left-wing Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund (PRLDF). Correspondent John Donvan failed to identify the liberal bent of the organization, which has vociferously lobbied for abortion rights, though he did note that…

Lauer to Malkin: Will 'No' Votes on Sotomayor Hurt GOP with Hispanics

July 29th, 2009 12:57 PM
NBC's Matt Lauer, on Wednesday's "Today" show, invited on conservative columnist and author Michelle Malkin to discuss several topics ranging from Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s arrest to Malkin's critique of Michelle Obama, but when the subject of only one Republican voting for Sonia Sotomayor in the Senate Judiciary committee came up, Lauer wondered if that would hurt the GOP with Hispanics as he…

NY Times's Jill Abramson Still Angry at Congress for Treatment of Anit

July 20th, 2009 4:10 PM
The Sunday Week in Review cover story by New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson, "Women On The Verge Of The Law," dealt with the just-concluded confirmation hearings of Obama Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and how things have changed and not changed since the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings, which also featured the grilling of a minority woman, Anita Hill.At least that's Abramson's…

NYT’s Frank Rich Throws Latino Firefighter Under the Bus to Protect

July 20th, 2009 1:39 AM

Pat Buchanan and Rachel Maddow Debate Sonia Sotomayor

July 17th, 2009 4:46 PM
One of the sad byproducts of journalism's decline is that you rarely see a great debate on television anymore between a liberal and a conservative without it devolving into a lot of yelling, name calling, and folks talking over each other.On Thursday night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow invited Pat Buchanan on to talk about the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.What ensued was a…