In just some hours, at 5 PM on Saturday, Donald Trump will announce his third Supreme Court docket. With huge hypothesis that it is likely to be Decide Amy Coney Barrett, we thought it will be good to look again on the final Supreme Court docket nominee, one which journalists nervous would ship “shivers” down the spines of liberals. At 7:23 PM ET on July 9, 2018, ABC’s Nightline tweeted that Trump’s Supreme Court docket nominee can be “controversial,” without even knowing who it was!
This led to an awkward correction tweet: “Tonight on Nightline, @TerryMoran reviews on the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court docket Justice choose and the attainable implications for the nation.”
A few hours later, when it was revealed that the selection was Brett Kavanaugh, Nightline nervous that the “reliably conservative” choose is sending “shivers” down the spines of liberals. Reporter Terry Moran labeled Kavanaugh “solidly conservative” and underlined, “Kavanaugh has been reliably conservative all through most of his profession relationship again to 1989 when he was a scholar writing for the Yale Legislation Journal.”
Moran nervous that the opening on the Court docket was “sending shockwaves by way of the nation and shivers down the spines of liberals, who had come to depend on [Anthony] Kennedy’s swing vote on social difficulty.”
Over on MSNBC, Chris Hayes instantly began to freak out: “This can be a man who lower his enamel on the Starr report. He has moved in conservative, right-wing authorized circles for the whole thing of his profession.” A couple of seconds later, Hayes once more fretted that Kavanaugh “spent his life in conservative, right-wing authorized circles.”
Who will Donald Trump’s third choose be? It doesn’t actually matter for the liberal media. Whomever will get the nod, count on the lady to be harmful and scarily conservative, in line with journalists anyway.
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