For the second time in as many days, the Old Gray Lady has published attack pieces on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee…
“Neil Gorsuch Has Web of Ties to Secretive Billionaire.” That was Tuesday’s New York Times headline. It had it all: a Supreme Court nominee, a complicated “web of ties” to dissect, and a reclusive, “secretive billionaire” lurking in the shadows.
The story focused on Philip Anschutz, and was absolutely obliterated by the center-right:
— National Review (@NRO) March 15, 2017
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 15, 2017
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 15, 2017
Oops? To make up for his widely panned coverage, the same author, Charlie Savage, published another story late Wednesday about Gorsuch’s brief tenure in the George W. Bush administration. “Neil Gorsuch Helped Defend Disputed Bush-Era Terror Policies,” this headline read.
The piece lazily trudges through Gorsuch’s time at the Justice Department and found that he – remarkably – helped the administration’s national security efforts. Notably, Gorsuch “helped draft a proposal for legislation” that would have potentially helped the administration avoid the June 2006 Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Bush administration’s “military commissions system,” but he was appointed to the federal appeals court in Denver and left in August of that year.
Hatchet jobs aside, Gorsuch is almost universally viewed as “well qualified” to be a Supreme Court justice. Though not alone, the New York Times’ latest attempts to derail a perfectly qualified candidate is more about clickbait and revenue than anything else.
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Gomez, who should be a Congressman by now, is still a Democratic assemblyman in California and waiting to vote on extending the state’s cap-and-trade program.
6.20.17 12:20 pmWilliams College Student: Conservatives on Campus Can’t Express Their Views, They Fear Retribution
Zachary Wood, a student at Williams College, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that conservative students feel they will be punished for their views by their professors.
6.19.17 3:17 pmEPA Ends $1 Million, Taxpayer-Funded Gym Program
Administrator Scott Pruitt makes good on a promise to end the program after waste was reported at the Las Vegas office.
6.18.17 10:12 amNewt Gingrich Hit Back Against Charges of Collusion
“I think it would be healthy to have congressional hearings on foreign influence peddling in the U.S. way beyond the Russians,” Gingrich said during an interview on Sunday.