Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Supreme Court’

Sonia Sotomayor – Cutting to the Chase

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

I watched and listened to some of the hearings. I did not wretch. Same for a few on-air news analyses and commentaries (CNN, Channel 13-PBS, assorted ABC, NBC, et. al. affiliates and nationals). I should have checked the local news broadcast in Peoria but didn’t have the presence of mind (but it’s coming).

Nevertheless, I did not wretch.

I hung in there as long as I could – much, much longer than I did for the Michael Jackson spectacle – until it became clear she would sail through. And then I read New York Times Frank Rich’s column today and realized my mistake. I’m seriously considering a mini-doc now that I know what I missed but it’s not as much of a miss as the mainstream news media. It’s merely a missed opportunity that can be corrected.

Check this excerpt:

“Much of the audience was surely driven away by the sheer boredom of watching white guys incessantly parse the nominee’s “wise Latina” remark. This badgering was their last-ditch effort to prove that Gingrich was right when he called Sotomayor a racist at the start of the nomination process. She confronted that overheated controversy directly. “I do not believe that any ethnic, racial or gender group has an advantage in sound judgment,” Sotomayor testified. “

Read Frank Rich’s New York Times Column here.

A Clarence Thomas Twit

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – “No compassion in these kids nowadays. I just witnessed a group of punks defacing a Memorial Day decorative wreath. I was mortified.”

This post has a remote link to Journalism … I’m not one of his fans but I follow.

I, of course, replied: “But did you call the cops?”