Tuesday, September 13, 2005

More MSM nonsense/liberal bias

As my post below indicates, I spent a large amount of time watching the Roberts confirmation hearings replayed on C-SPAN tonight. What I got from it was vastly different from what is being reported. The Yahoo! news lead headline of an AP story is "Roberts Rebuffs Democrats' Questions."

This is nonsense. I watched three Democrat Senators' question and answer sessions and Roberts declined to answer specific questions only twice - when asked whether he would overrule Roe v. Wade and the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Voting Rights Act that are up for renewal this year in Congress. Both times Roberts clearly stated his rationale that these questions were likely to come before the Supreme Court, indeed both issues had currently pending cases. Neither time did any Senator disagree or press Roberts for an answer. Senator Biden attempted to argue that Justice Ginsburg answered specific questions about specific cases that had already been decided, but of course Roberts did this, too, specifically saying that he agreed with the decision and reasoning of Brown v. Board of Education and agreed with prior Supreme Court decisions upholding the constitutionality of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (as it exists today, not how it may exist after it is revised/amended/extended).

Roberts answered nearly all of the Democrats' questions. No rational reporter simply reporting the facts would write a headline summing up a day's worth of mostly answers as "Roberts Rebuffs Democrats' Questions." Such a headline would only come from a partisan Democrat hack. That is what the MSM is and that is what the AP is.


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