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Liberal Media Predictably Downplays or Ignores Threat to Justice Kavanaugh

Liberal Media Predictably Downplays or Ignores Threat to Justice Kavanaugh

“PBS NewsHour only managed to give the story fifty seconds”

We all know that the majority of our media is biased, but sometimes it’s hard to believe the lengths they will go to amplify or ignore a story.

The threat to the life of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was all too real, but some outlets ignored it, downplayed it, or memory-holed it as quickly as possible.

Josh Blackman of the Volokh Conspiracy at Reason highlights the New York Times coverage:

Press Coverage on the Assassination Attempt of Justice Kavanaugh

If you log onto NYTimes.com now, and check above the fold, you will see a lovely story about the Jurassic Park cast and Kelly Clarkson’s performance. If you scroll down, down, down, down, down, you will find a story about the attempted assassination of a Justice. By my count, the Kavanaugh assassination attempt is perhaps the sixteenth most important news item of the day! Oh, and according to the Washington Post, Kavanaugh and his family were home last night.

Just look at how far down the story is on the homepage:

That was at around 5:30 PM. At the time of this writing, several hours later, it’s still way down at the bottom of the page (click to enlarge):

Here’s the top of MSNBC’s homepage. Not even a mention:

PBS NewsHour devoted a whopping 50 seconds to the story.

Kevin Tober of NewsBusters:

PBS Runs Short 50 Second Story on Kavanaugh Assassin Attempt, PBS Website Ignores

On Wednesday morning, a pro-abortion leftist from California was caught outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house with a gun, knife, and zip ties in what the man admitted was an attempt to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh. Despite this shocking report, PBS NewsHour only managed to give the story fifty seconds.

This is despite running a six-minute and twenty-two-minute-long segment on COVID vaccine inequality in India and the rest of the third world.

Anchor Judy Woodruff introduced the Kavanaugh assassination attempt in a dismissive tone by opening with the phrase “in the day’s other news,” as if she was about to report on a water main break in New York City as opposed to the attempted assassination of a Supreme Court justice in an attempt to convince the court to change its apparent opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

Watch below:

There are other examples:

Last word goes to Stephen L. Miller:

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Comments

taurus the judge | June 9, 2022 at 7:09 am

They aren’t downplaying it at all.

They are just making space for the “real” crime of the week..

The “vanishing DUI” of Pelosi.

Its a matter of priorities

Legacy media is like Trump said, an enemy of the people.

Steven Brizel | June 9, 2022 at 8:31 am

The legacy media would never take responsibility for their rhetoric causing such an act

smalltownoklahoman | June 9, 2022 at 8:39 am

It gets worse: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/08/democrats-block-bill-providing-additional-security-for-supreme-court-justices/

This has already passed the Senate, it’s the House that is holding this up and denying Supreme Court Justices some much needed extra protection.

    casualobserver in reply to smalltownoklahoman. | June 9, 2022 at 8:54 am

    House Dems want it expanded throughout the court system, almost certainly because they want to further protect lower court judges where they have a stronger foothold. Where, for example, radical decisions with irrational justifications can be handed out about abortion (e.g. in Oklahoma) to impede the states’ legislation. Or decisions on voting laws can be made which stop any and all efforts to clean it up. With protection at the lower level comes greater sense of security to be as extreme as you want to be.

      just pass the one bill about supreme court judges now and put it in the rearview mirror, if they want to expand the bill they can do a new bill at a later date. This is why nothing gets done in DC today.

    no surprise there. Absolute evil

casualobserver | June 9, 2022 at 8:49 am

The beauty of this increased effort by media to form an overt and no longer covert alliance will turn out to be a benefit. The knee-jerk responses that media is not biased are so perfectly nonsense now, even lifelong Dems snicker at those words. And liberals like Greenwald and many more are sickened by it, mostly because it represents a portion of the left that is getting even smaller as people realize how insane some of the progressive politics are.

    CommoChief in reply to casualobserver. | June 9, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Indeed. There’s a great deal of difference between the casual d/prog voter and the vocal minority of activist d/prog.

    These normal folks are looking around at d/prog policies and wondering WTF. What appears to be trans grooming and CRT/equity in schools, soft on crime, riot endorsing, defund LEO policies, ESG jammed down our throat, rampant inflation, open borders, failed energy policies. It’s too much too fast and average folks are waking up to the fact that many members of the establishment seem willing to sacrifice average folks to fulfill their utopian dreams.

henrybowman | June 9, 2022 at 9:13 am

Trump was impeached for saying the word “fight.”
Schumer calls out specific fire and brimstone retribution against a named Supreme Court Justice… and get a pass from everybody.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless [ethnic] Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

I hear history starting to rhyme.

    Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | June 9, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Trump was impeached because he could be. It had nothing to do with what he said or did. The Dems had the numbers, and they hated him, and that’s all it took. Oh, and to cheapen impeachment generally, so that Clinton wouldn’t look so bad.

    Schumer can’t be impeached, so he won’t be. Plus the Dems control the House, so he wouldn’t be impeached even if he could be, no matter what he said or did.

    There is nothing more to it.

JackinSilverSpring | June 9, 2022 at 9:38 am

1: Mr. La Chance: The word “liberal” does not accurately describe the group whom you are describing by that moniker. There is nothing liberal about them except that they liberally spend other people’s money and liberally advocate for laws to restrict our liberties. A more appropriate term is Leftists.
2: With regard to the media, almost every outlet is part of the Maoist State Media. To expect Izvestia on the Hudson and Pravda on the Potomac to report the truth is like waiting for Godot. It won’t happen. The only print medium that I know that comes close to reporting the truth is the NY Post.

    Whitewall in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | June 9, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Well said. I say use the political affiliation -Democrat- and let them fight among themselves as to who is still ‘liberal’ or Maoist and who is moderate. Our side does not need to offer them the cover of distinction. In war, name your enemy and stick to it.

      JackinSilverSpring in reply to Whitewall. | June 9, 2022 at 10:20 am

      Thank you. However, I have been very adamant in not using the term “Liberal” to describe these people. To say the least, it is false advertising. To me, to be liberal is to advocate for liberty. I am OK with people doing their own thing so long as they don’t harm others. (There is a caveat on this: In cases involving goods and property that cannot be privatized, a cost-benefit analysis will have to be made to determine whether someone’s actions will on net be harmful, and therefore need to be limited.) I am not OK when the force of the government being used to restrict liberty, which is what DemoncRats do, all the while calling themselves liberal. That’s why I have settled on the term Leftist. A leftist to me ranges all the way from someone mildly socialist to someone who is a fire-engine red Commie. (and National Socialists would be included in that range). I think DemoncRats, with rare exceptions, fit nicely into that range.

Apparently it is page 20 in the NY Times. We all know that if Kagan or Sotomayor were targeted it would be the entire front page.

Biden now predicts more violence if Roe overturned. Another spoiler alert. Forget the two-tier legal system….it is a three tier where the third is unrestricted terrorism with no legal recourse. This is a sneak peek at the nation under one party rule…. Oh, and Biden jokes of jailing gun owners….spoiler alert no. 2.

Of course, Schummy made the threat

Garland is such a phony.

Subotai Bahadur | June 9, 2022 at 5:47 pm

Of course the Leftist media [redundancy admitted] is downplaying this, They probably are not done.

Remember the name Gavrilo Princip. He is the actual person who shot and killed Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, precipitating WW-I. What most people do not know was in that assassination alone there were 5 other wanna-be assassins. One threw a grenade which went off under the wrong car . . . wounding some of the Archduke’s staff. The rest missed their chances because the cars were moving too fast. After the official parade, the Archduke insisted on visiting his people in the hospital, and told his driver to go there. The driver took a wrong turn and got stuck in a narrow street. Unfortunately for the Archduke, the car was stopped by an outdoor coffee shop, where Princip and some of the others were mourning their missed opportunity. Princip looked up, saw the Archduke, jumped up drawing his pistol and shot and fatally wounded the Archduke and Archduchess.

Lessons to be learned:

1) assassins are not always solo.
2) the Serbian Black Hand Movement that paid for and equipped the assassination team did not only pay for the single team, but in fact had a number of attempts afoot.

Whether we recognize it now or not, lines are being crossed and cannot be crossed back the other way.

Subotai Bahadur

Imagine had some dude in a MAGA hat done the same to Sotomayor? 24/7 MSM coverage, nationwide manhunt for everyone that ever spoke to the guy. They would be arresting his barber’s cousin’s cat. Solitary confinement.

Let’s not kid ourselves. They’re praying another lunatic will knock off one of the conservatives justices so that the pedophile-in-chief can place another communist lunatic.

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