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 2010…
NY Times Cuts Kavanaugh: 'Son of Privilege,' Father a 'Swamp Creature'
July 15th, 2018 4:27 PM
The front page of Sunday’s New York Times brought the expected comprehensive dissection of President Trump’s second Supreme Court justice nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in 4,500 words: “Trump’s Choice: Beltway Insider Born And Bred – Father Was A Lobbyist – Supreme Court Nominee Is Being Promoted as Business Friendly.” A photo caption online made the ideological toneclear: “The Supreme Court…
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.” But when Democratic Presidents announce…
NPR Promotes Feminist Accuser of Gorsuch, Skips Her Democrat Resume
March 20th, 2017 2:57 PM
National Public Radio greeted the opening of the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings in typical leftist fashion: Nina Totenberg publicizing the complaints of feminist groups and failing to disclose the partisan background of the accuser, named Jennifer Sisk, who claims Gorsuch made insensitive comments about maternity leave in a class at the University of Colorado law school.
Alex Griswold at the…
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 and Merrick…
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 have been challenged as not…
NBC's Pete Williams: Democrat 'More Likely to Appoint' 'Less Ideologic
July 1st, 2012 3:00 PM
Readers are advised to remove all food, fluids, and flammables from proximity to their computers before proceeding. You've been warned.
NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams on this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show actually said that when it comes to nominating judges, "A Democratic president is more likely to appoint somebody near the middle who is less ideological" (video…
WaPo Hails Elena Kagan's 'Bold Rookie Term' -- Bold, As In Liberal
September 26th, 2011 11:20 PM
The Washington Post puffed up the rookie performance of liberal Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan on the front page Monday. The headline was “Kagan made her mark in a bold rookie term.” But inside the paper was the more obvious conclusion, in the headline: “Kagan soothed liberal fears by shoring up the court’s left flank.”
Reporter Robert Barnes is one of many liberal reporters who like…
NPR Devotes Over 4 Min. to Supposed Ethics Issues of Thomas, Scalia, A
August 17th, 2011 6:50 PM
NPR's Nina Totenberg spent more than 4 minutes on Wednesday's Morning Edition to supposed ethical conflicts of interest for conservative Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia. By contrast, Totenberg devoted only 17 seconds to the more current issue of liberal Justice Elena Kagan's service in the Obama administration as a factor in upcoming cases before the…
NYT's Former SCOTUS Reporter Greenhouse Praises Kagan, Hits 'Mean-Spir
July 15th, 2011 2:37 PM
New York Times liberal Supreme Court reporter turned liberal online Times columnist Linda Greenhouse filed her "scorecard" Wednesday of the Supreme Court’s recently concluded term. Even her terminology is slanted, translating conservative as "regressive" and liberal as "progressive."
Most regressive decision: In a competitive category, I’ll give the nod to a little-noticed decision the court…
Judiciary Committee Launches Probe of Kagan’s Involvement in Obamaca
July 7th, 2011 11:33 AM
The House Judiciary Committee is launching an investigation to probe the involvement that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan had in “health care legislation or litigation” when she was serving as President Barack Obama’s solicitor general and was responsible for defending the administration’s position in federal court cases.
The investigation will look at whether Kagan is required by law to…
NPR's Totenberg: Kagan, Sotomayor 'Not Nearly as Liberal' as Predecess
June 28th, 2011 9:28 AM
NPR's Nina Totenberg strangely cast doubt on the liberal credentials of Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor on Saturday's Early Show on CBS, claiming that "they're not nearly as liberal as justices were...thirty years ago." Totenberg also hinted that the other members of the Court were right-wing radicals: "Compared to the much more conservative members of the Court, they are…
Best of 2010: "Epic" Pelosi, "Super" Kagan, and the Thrill that Never
January 1st, 2011 11:11 AM
As scornful as the media were of conservatives last year, they were just as adoring of top liberals, as documented by the MRC's Best Notable Quotables of 2010. Topping the MRC's annual "Media Hero Award," ABC's World News anchor Diane Sawyer fawned over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after the passage of ObamaCare in March:
“All agree she gets credit for locking up this vote, one of the biggest…
ABC's Moran Giddy Over Kagan: 'Ready,' 'Confident,' 'Fluent' and Has
October 4th, 2010 8:32 PM
“On this first Monday in October, the Supreme Court opened its new term today,” an excited Diane Sawyer announced Monday night, trumpeting how it's “making history for America's mothers, sisters and daughters.” ABC reporter Terry Moran was even more thrilled, marveling that “the most remarkable thing in that courtroom today, on this historic day, was how unremarkable it was.”