Tuesday, November 01, 2005

CNN Alito Bias Watch

Watch this video clip (go to the link entitled "Reservations over Alito") and see if you think Soledad O'Brien is coming at the story with any particular slant. The interview is with a friend of Judge Alito who is a criminal defense attorney and a liberal. The friend has nothing but praise for Alito the judge and the man, but Soledad . . . well, see what you think. And after you've watched the clip ask yourself if the teaser is a fair summary of the interview: "A friend of Samuel Alito says he has some reservations about the conservative views of the Supreme Court nominee."

Then look at the clip entitled "Alito's Record," at the same link. The teaser is "Jeffrey Toobin takes a look at Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's judicial record, specifically on abortion." I hope you'll note the embarrassingly simplistic description Toobin gives of two cases in which Alito wrote opinions. Then look at this piece in today's Opinion Journal and pay attention to everything Toobin left out of his description of the two cases, Planned Parenthood v. Casey and Planned Parenthood v. Farmer. Toobin is an Ivy League-trained lawyer and definitely understands the nuances that are involved, and which he failed to note.

We are going to see this sort of thing wall to wall over the next eight weeks.


Anonymous saveliberty said...

Dana Milbanks went looloo today over Alito's personal appearance.

Which appeared as a news piece instead of the "lifestyles" pages where it belonged.


Posted by saveliberty

Friday, November 04, 2005 10:01:00 AM  

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