Here's part of MSNBC's coverage of the controversy in today's hearings over Sam Alito's past
membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP):
Alito, for his part, reiterated earlier statements that he had no recollectionLet's see: Alito says he doesn't remember being a member or being actively involved in CAP. But the student newspaper reports that he was a member. That report is "at odds" with his lack of recall. So this means . . . what, exactly? I guess it means . . . he doesn't remember! He did not say he was not a member; he said he didn't remember being a member or participating actively in CAP.
of his membership, which he listed on a job application. “If I had been involved
actively in any way in the group, I’m sure that I would remember,” Alito said.
Alito's lack of recall is at odds with a Nov. 18 report in the Daily
Princetonian newspaper. The story states that Alito, in the process of
completing a “Personal Qualifications Statement” as part of an application for a
job in Ronald Reagan's Justice Department, wrote that he was “a member of the
Concerned Alumni of Princeton University, a conservative alumni group.”
Then MSNBC throws in this valuable information:
Interviews with alumni who were contemporaries of Alito at Princeton told the Daily Princetonian they recalled the group “as a far right organization funded by conservative alumni committed to turning back the clock on coeducation at the University.”Oh, please. This is news reporting?