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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
MRC's Baker Unhappy Scalia's Questionable Ethical Behavior Is Reported
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center's Brent Baker whines in a Feb. 19 NewsBusters post:

A story topic so enticing, they ran it twice. Apparently, not even dying is enough to deter media hostility – if you’re a conservative. Headline on page A6 in Thursday’s Washington Post: “Justice Scalia’s free stay at luxury ranch highlights judicial ethics questions.” Subhead: “Should judges socialize with people who could have cases before them?” (Online version: “Why Justice Scalia was staying for free at a Texas resort”).

Page A2 of Friday’s paper: “Justices travel often, but it’s not always clear who pays.” Subhead: “Scalia was staying free at the resort in Texas where he died.”

Both stories led with plenty of innuendo about Scalia, only getting to other justices deep in the articles.

Baker offered no evidence to contradict the claims made in the article, which means he's upset those claims were made at all. That seems to make him a would-be censor.

And it's quite hilarious that the the MRC, which can't stop bringing up Chappaquiddick even though Ted Kennedy's been dead for years, has now declared any mention of possible ethical breaches by Scalia to be verboten because he just died.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:08 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:09 PM EST

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