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Friday, May 27, 2005
New Article: Falsely Asserting a False Assertion
Topic: Media Research Center
The MRC piles on qualifications to try to turn a truth into a lie. Plus: Is sister site resorting to Republican talking points on judicial nominations? And CNS won't point out judicial activism when a conservative does it. Read it.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:44 AM EDT
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Not Taking It Well
Topic: Newsmax
NewsMax's Phil Brennan is having a spot of trouble with the concept of political compromise. In a May 24 column on the judicial nominee deal made by Senate centrists, peppered with terms like "cancer" and "treason," Brennan had nothing nice to say about the seven Republicans who helped broker the deal, calling them

seven Republicans who, if they had a shred of decency, would adopt the Judas solution: Find a tree, throw a rope over the lowest limb, put the noose around their necks and swing to and fro in the breeze.

Nope, not taking it well at all.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:17 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:20 AM EDT
New Article: A Lesson Unlearned
Topic: The ConWeb
New Update compilation on the main site. Among the subjects covered: WorldNetDaily's editor could stand to read an article by one of his columnists, NewsMax and WND cozy up to another convicted criminal, WND can't keep its facts straight within the same story, and more. Read it.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:56 AM EDT
Monday, May 23, 2005
Preview: Wrong But Revealing
Topic: Newsmax
NewsMax put a headline on an Associated Press article that manages not only be factually inaccurate bur reveals a little something about the current fight over judges.

The headline NewsMax put on the May 23 story reads: "Mass. Justice: Judicial Activism Should Be 'Cherished'." But that's not what Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall said. From the story:

"I worry when people of influence use vague, loaded terms like 'judicial activist' to skew public debate or to intimidate judges," Marshall said. "I worry when judicial independence is seen as a problem to be solved and not a value to be cherished."

Is NewsMax really equating "judicial independence" with "judicial activism"?

Look for this and more in an "Update" coming Wednesday on the main site.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:56 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 12:33 AM EDT
New Article: Bashing Judges, Then and Now
Topic: Free Congress Foundation
Conservative rhetoric against Clinton's judicial nominees clashes with conservative rhetoric in favor of Bush's judicial nominees. Read it.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:31 PM EDT

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