On Monday morning, in anticipation of the Supreme Court hearing a challenge to Affirmative Action in college admissions, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today lashed out at the five constitutionalist justices and Chief Justice John Roberts for daring to hear the case and possibly strike it down. Despite the court only having five to six judges who consistently uphold the constitution, the networks labeled the court “ideologically conservative.”
Bemoaning the fact that the issue of whether it’s right to use race as a deciding factor in whether a student should be admitted to a university or not, senior national correspondent Terry Moran on Good Morning America complained the case is going before “a court with an energized conservative majority, that’s already shown it's ready and willing to overturn decades of precedent and settled law.”
Throwing all journalistic integrity out the window, Moran acted as a special pleader for universities that offer raced-based treatment claiming they “take a holistic view of applicants. And their decisions on admissions use race as one factor among many.”
Moran then gushed over Biden’s radical leftist Supreme Court pick “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has already shown as the second black person on the Supreme Court, the first black woman on the court that she's keen to engage on these difficult issues in a very different way from Justice Clarence Thomas.”
Turning on a dime, Moran then unleashed his hatred of the current makeup of the Supreme Court, asking: “how far will that conservative majority go? Will they sharply limit affirmative action or outlaw it in college admissions altogether?”
Over on NBC’s Today, White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell similarly complained about the Supreme Court hearing the constitutionality of Affirmative Action and touted the benefits of “diversity.” Though like most leftists, she was unable or unwilling to explain exactly how “diversity” in and of itself helps society in any way.
Referring to the University of North Carolina and Harvard University, O’Donnell touted their claims that discriminating against white and Asian students will create a “diverse campus that benefits everyone on their school campuses.” Of course, nobody on NBC explained how fewer white or Asian students will benefit students on college campuses.
Jumping in to give her two cents, co-host Savanah Guthrie labeled the Supreme Court “an ideologically conservative court.”
Guthrie then worried that “the fact that the court took these two cases, many legal observers suggest that may mean it is ready to strike down affirmative action.”
O’Donnell agreed and falsely claimed “this is a supermajority” Supreme Court with “six conservatives, three liberal justices on the court.”
She then went on to whine that “there is a sense that these justices want to look at that issue and may be willing to overturn it.”
ABC & NBC’s attempts to label the Supreme Court as “ideologically conservative” and lash out at the court for hearing a challenge to the racist policy of Affirmative Action were made possible thanks to the endorsement of advertisers such as CarMax (on ABC), and Google (on NBC). Follow the links to see their contact information at the MRC’s Conservatives Fight Back page.
To read the relevant transcripts of each segment click expand:
ABC’s Good Morning America
7:15:28 a.m. Eastern
TERRY MORAN: Should race ever be a factor in college admissions? That's the question that is once again come before the Supreme Court but this time it’s a court with an energized conservative majority, that’s already shown it's ready and willing to overturn decades of precedent and settled law.
A conservative activist group of students and parents has sued Harvard University and the University of North Carolina alleging that the way these schools decide who gets in violates the constitution and federal civil rights law. Unfairly discriminating against white and Asian American students.
The schools say that they take a holistic view of applicants. And their decisions on admissions use race as one factor among many. Not to set quotas but rather to achieve the educational benefits that can come with a diverse student body. In this case, it comes before the most diverse Supreme Court in our history.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has already shown as the second black person on the Supreme Court, the first black woman on the court that she's keen to engage on these difficult issues in a very different way from Justice Clarence Thomas. But the real question here, the only question is how far will that conservative majority go? Will they sharply limit affirmative action or outlaw it in college admissions altogether?
7:11:28 a.m. Eastern
KELLY O’DONNELL: This is a high-stakes, high-profile day for the Supreme Court this term. Affirmative action at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. Both schools say they used race as one component of a holistic look at students' applications and they believe that that brings about a diverse campus that benefits everyone on their school campuses.
But a conservative group that represents Asian American and white students says that the use of race violates federal law and constitutional rights where race cannot be used to discriminate against a group for individual educational benefits. And this is a case, of course, that’s attracted a lot of attention. And separately, nine states have already passed their own state laws saying that affirmative action cannot be used in college admissions. Savannah.
SAVANAH GUTHRIE: So, obviously, this is an ideologically conservative court. The fact that the court took these two cases, many legal observers suggest that may mean it is ready to strike down affirmative action.
O’DONNELL: That is the sense, Savannah. This is a supermajority. Six conservatives, three liberal justices on the court. And because the lower court had upheld affirmative action in college admissions, there is a sense that these justices want to look at that issue and may be willing to overturn it.