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Hilarious CNN Segment Wonders Why SCOTUS Is Silent on Kavanaugh Claim

September 20th, 2018 5:37 PM
What is this? Democracy dies in....silence? Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Wolf dedicated a segment with host Wolf Blitzer and Supreme Court analyst Joan Biskupic wondering why the current eight Supreme Court justices have remained silent and not opined on the three-decades-old sexual misconduct allegation against nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Perhaps more insane than anything Biskupic or Blitzer…

NYT Hits ‘Say Nothing’ Kavanaugh, But Gentle on Scripted Liberal Noms

September 9th, 2018 9:03 PM
New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak was harsh on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, suggesting his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week had no redeeming interest. Sunday’s front-page analysis by Liptak appeared under the harsh headline “A Simple Script: Saying Nothing, Over and Over.” The Times was far more accepting and…

NY Times Cavils Kavanaugh 'Ducks Questions,' Kagan 'Follows Precedent'

September 6th, 2018 11:23 AM
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has done what Supreme Court nominees have long done at confirmation hearings, declined to testify specifically about how they would rule on matters before the court. The New York Times headline on Thursday was "Kavanaugh Ducks Questions on Presidential Powers and Subpoenas." But when Obama nominee Elena Kagan responded in the same fashion during her…

A New Court Nominee, But TV News Employs Same Old Biased Script

July 11th, 2018 10:21 AM
Since the 1980s, the well-worn liberal playbook is to claim that Republican appointees to the Supreme Court should be voted down as ideologues who are outside the judicial mainstream. The establishment media aids this tactic by often tagging GOP nominees as “conservative,” while ignoring — or even disputing — the liberal bent of Democratic nominees to the Court. True to…

The Liberal Media’s Perpetually Skewed SCOTUS Coverage

July 9th, 2018 8:00 AM
President Trump won’t officially announce his latest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court until this evening, but it’s already easy to predict the liberal media’s spin. As with all recent Republican nominees, reporters will repeatedly label them as “conservative,” which will nicely reinforce the Democrats’ strategy to paint them as outside “the mainstream.…

After Court Decisions, NYT Lead Questions 'Weaponized' Free Speech

July 1st, 2018 8:31 AM
A few Supreme Court cases just failed to go the left’s way, and now they are trashing the First Amendment they once revered in such morally preening fashion. New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak gave the reversal his seal of approval in a long lead story for Sunday’s front page: “How Free Speech Was Weaponized By Conservatives.” What began in a free-speech…
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NBC Shocked Supreme Court Would Dare Side With a Church Over the State

April 19th, 2017 9:47 PM
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the oral argument for the controversial Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. The case tackles the idea of a separation between church and state, “The question: Can states refuse to give money to churches even when it's for something that doesn't involve worship,” noted Anchor Lester Holt during NBC Nightly News. And…
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FLASHBACK: Media Advocated for Obama’s Supreme Court Picks

March 20th, 2017 9:15 AM
If the liberal media cover the Neil Gorsuch hearings the same way they handled Barack Obama’s choices for the Supreme Court, they will do everything they can to pave the way to an easy confirmation. When they weren’t singing the praises of their backgrounds, or even comedic stylings, liberal reporters and anchors tried to downplay the leftist leaning of Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor…

Documenting TV's Double Standard on Supreme Court Nominees

February 6th, 2017 9:25 AM
An MRC analysis of labels used on ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows during the 24 hours after each of the past six Supreme Court nominations demonstrates the pattern. GOP nominees John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch were labeled by reporters as “conservative” a total of 36 times, while Democratic nominees Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Merrick Garland were…
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Supreme Court Nominees Always Too Conservative for the Liberal Media

March 15th, 2016 10:25 AM
Whomever Barack Obama selects to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia expect the liberal media to worry the selection isn’t progressive enough. As might be expected, journalists criticize the Supreme Court appointments made by Republican presidents as “hardline” and “very conservative.” But even the nominees elevated by recent Democratic presidents…
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Halperin: All Agree Great for SCOTUS to 'Look More Like America'

March 2nd, 2016 6:27 PM
I'm guessing most NewsBusters readers could care less about "diversity" when it comes to choosing Justices of the Supreme Court. That they'd be thrilled if all nine justices looked, for example, like Clarence Thomas--so long as all shared his philosophy of judicial restraint and original intent. On today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin interviewed…

WashPost Bewails SCOTUS's 'Blow to Organized Labor,' Buries Viewpoint

July 1st, 2014 6:42 PM
Reporting on the outcome of Harris v. Quinn on the front page of Tuesday's Washington Post, staff writers Jerry Markon and Robert Barnes buried the perspective of the successful party in the case, non-unionized home health care worker Pam Harris, in the 21st paragraph of the 29-paragraph article, "Ruling on union dues a blow to organized labor." But right out of the gate, Markon…

MSNBC.com: SCOTUS 'May Let GOP Block Obama Recess' Appointments, But L

January 14th, 2014 1:30 PM
When the Supreme Court sat yesterday to hear the matter of NLRB v. Noel Canning, virtually every justice was highly skeptical of the Obama administration's claim that President Obama's January 2012 "recess appointments" were a valid exercise of his constitutional authority. After all, the president made the appointments when the U.S. Senate was technically in session -- a…

Politico Misses Kagan '09 Statement on DOMA Story: 'There Is No Federa

March 28th, 2013 12:52 PM
So, Politico jumped the shark on gay marriage yesterday in reporting that Justice Elena Kagan that she had a ‘gotcha’ moment during yesterday’s hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act. But a real ‘gotcha’ moment would have been if Politico did their homework and resurrected Kagan’s past comments about gay marriage from 2009, when she was awaiting…