New TBS host Samantha Bee returned for round two of her show Monday night and after a litany of vile remarks in the inaugural edition, she used the opening segment of this one to savage late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as she likened him to an “obstructionist ass” who’s desecrating Scalia and the Constitution by stating he wouldn’t allow the nomination of Scalia’s replacement to go forward.
As the debate over who should replace late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia continued into Monday, NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell took to NBC Nightly News to tout claims that the discussion could hurt Republicans and lead to Democratic Senatorial candidates winning elections in November to help their party retake control.
The New York Times news coverage upon the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was mostly respectful (which is more than can be said about the paper’s nasty editorial thrust). But the paper’s liberal bias shone through in pondering how Scalia’s death would resonate during the election year. Emily Bazelon’s Monday “news analysis" portrayed conservative rulings as “limiting” and “hobbling,” while abortion was assumed to be a “constitutional right."
Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday, Hardball host Chris Matthews blasted Republican opposition to President Obama nominating a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: “...this almost indecent march to rejection here within minutes of the announcement of Judge Scalia's death....it was like a Dickensian scene in A Christmas Carol when Scrooge or somebody’s died – dead and they come rushing in to take the sheets off the bed before he's dead.”
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday came to the President’s aid, insisting that “history could be” on Barack Obama’s side as he fights to replace Antonin Scalia with a liberal on the Supreme Court. Without highlighting opposing interpretations, reporter Christine Brennan told her audience: “But history could be on the administration's side here. Since 1900, six Supreme Court justices have been confirmed in presidential election years.”
During Sunday morning's MSNBC live coverage of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, host Ari Melber and correspondent Irin Carmon waded into going negative against the conservative justice as the two brought up those who viewed him as "cold" toward people who have been "historically oppressed" in spite of his pleasant personality.
Sunday’s coverage of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia included attacks on the judge as a “homophobe” who “coarsened” the dialogue. The network also offered the analysis that Republican’s shouldn’t be worried because Barack Obama doesn’t choose “bomb throwers” for the Supreme Court. Regarding the last two picks, Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor for Slate, parroted, “The qualities [Obama] was looking for, and he was very explicit about this when he seated Sonia Sotomayor, he said ‘I want empathy. I want someone who can walk in the other guy's shoes.’”
The news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past Saturday shocked the country. A Reagan appointee, Scalia was also Catholic, socially conservative, and brilliant; a combination that made him the left’s most-hated member of the Supreme Court. While his passing was respectfully treated by many in the media, there were still many far-left journalists who refused to show the late Justice respect, even in death. These tweets below confirm some of these writers open contempt and bias towards the Supreme Court’s leading conservative voice.
Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos, Monday, badgered Senator Lindsey Graham on the need to get a quick replacement for Antonin Scalia. An incredulous Stephanopoulos wondered, “Your leader, Mitch McConnell, said flatly, President Obama should not have a chance to fill this vacancy. Does that mean the President's choice won't even get a hearing?”
Yesterday, New York Times editorial board member Brent Staples tweeted what was and apparently still is his best argument for why the Republican-controlled Senate should roll over and approve whoever President Obama wishes to nominate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by Justice Antonin Scalia's death on Saturday: "In a nation built on slavery, white men propose denying the first black president his constitutional right to name Supreme Court nominee."
In other words, Obama should get whatever he wants because of slavery. Staples has since deleted the tweet, which is odd, because in subsequent tweets, he hasn't backed away from his position.
The satirical website The Onion wasted little time in delivering an obnoxious take on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. Over a photo of Scalia The Onion ran the following headline: “Justice Scalia Dead Following 30-Year Battle With Social Progress.”
In separate Sunday morning interviews of Republican presidential candidates and Senators Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Marco Rubio (Fl.), ABC’s This Week host George Stephanopoulos and NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd urged them to consider whomever President Obama nominates to replace the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia since “the people elected President Obama” and he doesn’t serve for “only three years.”