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 Garland.
NPR’s Nina Totenberg swooned over Kagan’s “spectacularly successful” academic background while ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos was taken with her sense of humor “If this Supreme Court thing doesn’t work out, she’s got another career in stand-up.” The only issue seemed to be Kagan’s ideology, as NBC’s Peter Alexander brought up the concern that Kagan “may not be liberal enough.” Will any of these reporters worry that Gorsuch “may not be conservative enough?”
Even though Merrick Garland was never confirmed, he was initially deemed the “perfect pick” by NBC’s Chuck Todd because the Republicans would have a tough time denying the judge a hearing because he was such a political “moderate,” as Lester Holt and ABC’s Terry Moran labeled him.
According to Katie Couric, Sotomayor’s ideology was even tougher to pin down, as the then-CBS anchor laughably claimed: “Pundits usually label judges as either liberal or conservative, but that won’t be easy with Judge Sotomayor.”
The following is a collection of some the most egregious examples of liberal reporters and anchors doing their best to pave the way for Obama’s nominees:
“Spectacular” Elena Kagan
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Monday, March 20, 2017
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