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…

WaPo Mag Editor: 'Any Latina Could Make a Better Decision Than a White

July 17th, 2009 2:44 PM
In today's "She Really Didn't Say That, Did She?" segment, a contributing editor to Washington Post magazine claimed that if Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor were being really honest with America, "[S]he probably would want to say, 'Not only do I mean a wise Latina, I meant any Latina could make a better decision than a white man could.'"  Wow!For those unfamiliar, besides being contributing…

CNN's Rick Sanchez Interviews 'Wise Latina' Women- at His Mom's House

July 16th, 2009 10:18 PM
[Update, 10:36 pm Eastern: audio and video links added below.]CNN anchor Rick Sanchez devoted an entire segment on Thursday’s Newsroom program to his interviews of five “wise Latina” women from his hometown of Miami, including his own mother, about the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Though Sanchez did point out how many Americans disagreed with the nominee’s decision in the…

NYT: Swift Boat Vets Inspired Term for 'Smearing a Political Opponent

July 16th, 2009 3:44 PM
In his Wednesday afternoon "Caucus" post on nytimes.com, "Conservative Ad Accuses Sotomayor of Supporting Terrorists," Times legal reporter Charlie Savage used a new anti-Sotomayor ad from the Committee for Justice to smear the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign against Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. Taking advantage of the fact that the new ad was written by someone…

CNN's Toobin: 'Preposterous' to Believe in 2nd Amend. Right Back at Ha

July 15th, 2009 7:31 PM
During CNN’s coverage of the Sotomayor hearings on Wednesday, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin implied that the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision to uphold the Second Amendment was revolutionary: “When I was in law school...the idea that you had a Second Amendment right to a gun was considered preposterous....But the Supreme Court [in Heller]...said that...individuals have a personal right to bear arms.”…

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Image and Legacy Desecrated in Service to Po

July 15th, 2009 3:38 PM

Networks Sidestep Sotomayor’s Repudiation of Obama’s ‘Empathy

July 15th, 2009 2:11 PM
Two months ago, as President Obama was contemplating a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, many in the media elite — particularly NBC News reporters and anchors — sycophantically touted Obama’s credentials as a constitutional law professor as evidence of his deep experience when it came to the judiciary.Yesterday, however, Obama’s pick for the Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor…

CBS Ignores Sotomayor’s Multiple ‘Wise Latina’ Comments

July 15th, 2009 1:13 PM
Reporting on Sonia Sotomayor responding to questions about her "wise Latina" comments during Tuesday’s confirmation hearing, CBS’s Wyatt Andrews glossed over the multiple times she made the remark: "What did she mean in her 2001 speech to Hispanic law students at the University of California that "a wise Latina woman...would reach a better conclusion than a white male?" In addition to the Evening…

Stephanopoulos Fawns: 'Calm,' 'Cool' Sotomayor 'Didn't Make Any Mistak

July 15th, 2009 12:53 PM
Former Democratic strategist-turned-journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Wednesday's Good Morning America to coo that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "didn't make any mistakes" and "did exactly what she had to do" in her confirmation hearings on Tuesday. In contrast, during Sam Alito's confirmation hearings in 2006, Stephanopoulos related Democratic complaints about membership in a…