Sunday, June 07, 2009

Leftist Media Bias of the Day

  • New York Times columnist Bob Herbert on June 2nd (page A23):
    One can only hope that the hysterical howling of right-wingers against the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is something approaching a death rattle for this profoundly destructive force in American life.

    It’s hard to fathom the heights of hypocrisy currently being scaled by the foaming-in-the-mouth crazies who are leading the charge against the nomination. Newt Gingrich, who never needed a factual basis for his ravings, rants on Twitter that Judge Sotomayor is a "Latina woman racist," apparently unaware of his incoherence in the "Latina-woman" redundancy in this defamatory characterization.
  • Sonia Sotomayor in her 2001 remarks for the Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, republished by the New York Times on May 14th:
    I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.
Conclusion: A New York Times reporter lacking "a factual basis for his ravings" shouldn't be the "first [to] cast a stone."

(via Best of the Web)


Assistant Village Idiot said...

Has anyone on the NYT editorial page ever mentioned the "hysterical howling" of left-wingers?

Oh, sorry. For that you (rightfully) get scoffed at as an unserious person who is incapable of making a coherent point, and thus resorts to name-calling.

OBloodyHell said...

> For that you (rightfully) get scoffed at

Sorry, AVI, it's not "rightfully" when what you hear from them really IS hysterical howling.

And I don't think I need to actually cite the difference between what is being called "hysterical howling" of The Right, and what The Left's donee which clearly classes as hysterical howling.

I'll grant that there may be, no doubt are, right wingers who match the worst of the left on the howling front. I just claim that such are, in truth, few and far between -- a statement which most emphatically does not apply to the left.

P.S. Carl -- nice catch on the "latina woman" claim.