If the coverage of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearing (starting Monday) is anything to do with Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, the liberal media is expected to do its best to pave the way for a simple confirmation of President Joe Biden’s election.
The puff piece began as soon as Judge Jackson was nominated. Robin Roberts of ABC has made a brilliant introduction Good morning America Profile: “We’re talking to his lifelong friends about what they want us to know about their dearest friend who is at the pinnacle of history.”
Reporter Deborah Roberts chatted with Jackson’s college friends: “They bring back the veil of Judge Jackson’s life. They call themselves The Ladies during their college days, a tight group of friends behind each other during their college days. They say there were parties and fun moments, but it’s clear that their enthusiastic friend Ketanji, who was an ideal student, is going a long way. “
Of course a much different reception than this Hatchet work Like those conservative judges Brett Kavanagh And Clarence Thomas Received
While they did not sing songs praising their backgrounds or even humorous styling, liberal journalists and anchors tried to downplay the leftist tendencies of Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Merrick Garland.
NPR’s Nina Tottenberg jumps on Kagan “Spectacularly successful” Academic background when ABC anchor George Stefanopoulos was taken with his sense of humor “If this thing in the Supreme Court doesn’t work, he’s got another career in stand-up.” The only issue seemed to be Kagan’s ideal, as NBC’s Peter Alexander raised the concern that Kagan “Can’t be generous enough.”
Although Merrick Garland was never convinced, he was initially considered a “perfect pick” by NBC’s Chuck Todd because it would be a difficult time for Republicans to deny a hearing to a judge because he was a political “moderate” like Lester Holt and ABC’s Terry. Moran labels him.
According to Katie Currick, it was even harder to pin Sotomayor’s ideology, as the then-CBS anchor ridiculously claimed: “Scholars usually label judges as either liberal or conservative, but this will not be easy with Judge Sotomayor.”
Below is a compilation of some of the most heinous examples of liberal journalists and anchors trying their best to pave the way for Obama’s nominees:
“Spectacular” Elena Kagan
“We know him [Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan] There was a remarkably successful dean at Harvard Law School where she was the first female dean – that she moved the place, it really moved again. The students loved him. He knocked the head on the faculty to get the appointment. He was a remarkably successful policy bureaucrat at the Clinton White House.
– NPR’s Nina Tottenberg launched Inside WashingtonMay 14, 2010.
Legal correspondent Nina Tottenberg: “In some ways, Elena Cagan’s descriptions as Dean sound a bit like the beginning of an old Superman TV series.”
Introduction to the 1950 edition of Superman: “Superman, who can change the course of the mighty river! Bend the steel with his bare hands!
Tottenberg: “Translate it at Harvard, and you can almost hear the music. [Superman theme music in background] Kagan, who can raise millions of rupees! Kagan, who can end the war with teacher recruitment! Kagan, who has won the hearts of students! ”
– NPR report Morning versionMay 18, 2010.
Media Panic: Is Elena Kagan Liberal Enough?
“When she worked for the Clinton administration, Mrs. Cagan called on the President to support a ban on all effective abortions, except for those that put maternal health at risk. And some analysts have used that example to show that he can actually move the court to the right, rather than to Justice Stevens. “
– Maggie Rodriguez of CBS to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on May 11, 2010 Early show.
“Who’s really frustrated with the pick? It looks like a lot of liberal parties are as annoyed with it as conservatives … on the left, he can’t be liberal enough – there are complaints. More empty slate. “
– Anchor Peter Alexander at 10am ET hours MSNBC LiveMay 11, 2010.
“The election of Solicitor General Elena Cagan as the country’s 112th judge extends a quarter-century pattern where Republican presidents typically place strong conservatives in the Supreme Court while Democratic presidents choose candidates who often disappoint their liberal base. Mrs Cagan is certainly too liberal for conservatives, who quickly criticized her nomination on Monday as a radical threat. But unlike other Democratic nominees from the 1960s, he does not fit in with the profile sought by the Left, which is hungry for a full-blown counterweight to the court’s conservative leader, Justice Antonin Scalia. “
– New York Times Reporter Peter Baker “News Analysis” on the front page of May 11, 2010.
Elena Cagan’s comic genius is being greeted
News presenter Juju Chang: “The real question is, George and Elizabeth, who’s going to play him on the SNL skate?”
Co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas: “Oh, it’s ripe, isn’t it?” Although, I don’t think they can be as funny as Elena Cagan! “
Co-anchor George Stefanopoulos: “Yeah, if this thing in the Supreme Court doesn’t work, he’s got another career in stand-up.”
– ABC‘s Good morning AmericaJune 30, 2010.
Anchor Diane Sawyer: “For the first time, Americans have seen the female president call Obama a ‘trailblazer’ ….”
Correspondent Jonathan Carl: “A confirmation hearing isn’t usually a joke, but if we learn one thing about Elena Cagan today, it’s that she has a sense of humor.”
– ABC’s World newsJune 29, 2010.
Host Al Hunt: “Margaret, if you were a senator, would you vote for Elena Cagan?”
Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson: “Um, twice if I could … he’s just an expert. It’s been so long since I’ve seen anyone in public happy to be there, and it was contagious to the hearing. When Lindsay Graham asked him about the Christmas Day bomber, he said Changed with, ‘Where were you at Christmas?’ And he said, ‘Like all Jews, I was in a Chinese restaurant.’ That’s exactly what he said. He brought the house down. “
– Bloomberg Political capitalJuly 2, 2010.
Praising Kagan: Intelligent, captivating and irresistible
“He was an intellectual, yes, but also full of personal charm, colleagues say, and determined to be open-minded. [Harvard Law School] It is an organization that is generally resistant to change, some might call it a movable object, unless it is confronted by the irresistible power of Dean Elena Kagan.
– ABC’s Claire Shipman is on Good morning AmericaJune 28, 2010.
Hearing: Republicans find it difficult to “go after a woman”
“Many, many years ago, some Republicans came to testify at the hearing of Clarence Thomas and paid a heavy price for being harsh with Anita Hill. Have we passed the age of sensitivity that a bunch of boys are running after an unmarried woman here, just beating her?” Can these guys, like Jeff Sessions, approach him without fear of reprimand? “
– Live coverage of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Kagan confirmation hearing, June 28, 2010.
Sotomayor is not a liberal enough fear
ABC National Correspondent Claire Shipman: “It simply came to our notice then [Supreme Court nominee Sonia] Looking at Sotomayor’s record and lawsuits, it is very difficult for people to say that he is an ordinary, you know, elite liberal judicial philosopher. I mean, really, he’s not … “
Liberal Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Cynthia Tucker: “As Claire puts it, she doesn’t have an opinion – she’s definitely liberal, she calls herself ‘liberal’ – but she’s not a knee-jerk fundamentalist.”
– ABC’s This weekJune 7, 2009.
“Where does he stand? Liberal activists are concerned about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and her position on abortion. This morning they want to know if she is a choice or a life support – and why President Obama never asked.”
– Inauguration of NBC’s Matt Lauer TodayMay 28, 2009.
Anchor Katie Kurick: “Scholars usually label judges as either liberal or conservative, but this will not be easy with Judge Sotomayor …”
Correspondent Wyatt Andrews: “[President Obama] A judge with 17 years of experience has found that there is no clear definition of discrimination, homosexuality or abortion and that it cannot be easily defined by political labels. “
– CBS Evening NewsMay 27, 2009.
Obama’s “Latina Power House”
Co-host Diane Swar: “The war begins: how will President Obama’s Latin power house manage the opposition?” …
Correspondent Claire Shipman: “Even as a young girl, growing up in a drug-addicted South Bronx housing project, a teenager with diabetes, she had that trademark skill: instead of seeing the end result, young Sonia saw the possibility; instead of giving up, she investigated every corner … He is an avid Yankees fan, a typical Guacamole maker and an avid biker. “
– ABC’s Good morning AmericaMay 27, 2009.
Bob Schiffer: “This woman has a life story that you couldn’t make! I mean, you know, he was born on a public project, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, single parent family, he goes to a Catholic school, he gets scholarships to the best schools in the country, Princeton and Yale, he goes through everything that has to do with his lifelong diabetes Time, and he’s Hispanic … this was the dream candidate for political advisor. “…
Anchor Katie Kurick: “It’s a very, very, very compelling life story, as you say.”
– CBS Live Coverage of Obama Sotomayor Election Time Exchange, May 26, 2009.
Barack Obama’s “middle” Supreme Court pick
“The president has nominated Federal Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland, who is considered a moderate, to replace the late Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.”
– NBC Night news Anchor Lester Holt, March 16, 2016.
“On the bench, he voted for a moderate, upholding environmental law, but is often harsh on criminals …”
– NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams, shortly after the same broadcast.
“As a judge, Garland is known as a moderate in the Court of Appeal, although he will balance the Supreme Court by replacing hardline conservative Antonin Scalia.”
– ABC’s Terry Moran On World news tonightMarch 16, 2016.
Surprised at the perfection of Obama’s pick
“She is OK [Judge Merrick Garland] If they ever have to be with the Republican Senate, that’s the right choice … He’s really pushing Republicans to sit here and stick to the promise that they won’t listen … I think he’s made the right choice. “
– During President Obama’s announcement of Garland as his choice for the Supreme Court during NBC’s Chuck Todd live coverage, March 16, 2016.
Not approving the rosary = further evidence of GOP racism
Host Chris Matthews: “Do you think people see it as one of the boots on the president’s face on the ethnic front? First, he is the giver, he is not legitimate. Now, we will not give him a chance to name the nominee of the Supreme Court. ”
April Ryan, a correspondent for the American Urban Radio Network: “Of course, yes. I call it ‘blacklash.’
– Exchange of MSNBC HardballMarch 16, 2016.