A memo the NY Times finds distressing

This is a hoot! The NY Times editorial board presents us with an irresistable irony, and the headline says it all: Ignore the Man Behind That Memo.

The man, btw, is SCOTUS nominee Sam Alito, who – gasp – wrote a memo in 1985, yes, twenty years ago – that deeply troubles this writer:

First, he has extreme views on the law.

Actually, if you read further, he has “extreme views” on that one law, Roe v. Wade (and a goodly number of people in the country, do not find those views “extreme.”) But that’s not important.

What is important, and hilarious, is that the NY Times is taking a huffy stand against a man who wrote a memo 20 years ago about possibly overturning a law…and yet they seem to have no opinion – no opinion at all – about a man writing a memo just two years ago, about possibly overturning a presidency. In fact, except for a brief article about Democrats questioning how the memo got leaked, I don’t recall the Times – or any of their competitors – writing a single anguished word about Jay Rockefeller outlining the presidential takedown.

An interparty memo detailing the means by which an administration may be toppled? Pffft, it’s nothing, nothing, pay no attention! Here, dahling, read a theatre review and just forget all about that silly little Rockefeller plan, it’s not important…”

But that Alito, and that memo, and that whole abortion thing…now THAT’s keeping them up at night!

The headline – the whole piece – an irony so rich and delicious I fear for my hips and thighs.

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  • Miquel

    Hello Anchoress :) Here you post about one more instance of the melting down of the MSM. The new Media, of which you so worthly are a part, is taking over! taking over! lol. I’m so glad this is happening. God bless you always :)

  • Miquel

    Hello Anchoress :) Here you post about one more instance of the melting down of the MSM. The new Media, of which you so worthly are a part, is taking over! taking over! lol. I’m so glad this is happening. God bless you always :)

  • http://epress-online.com/keenan.htm benning

    “Nothing to see here. Move along.”

    The MSM cannot see or acknowledge their own blinders. They never will. While newspaper readership continues its downward ‘death spiral’, the papers continue to pump out self-serving drivel about how un-biased they truly are, nestle deeper into the Democrat nest, and mislead the American public with lies and half-truths.

    The NYTimes is merely the premier Avatar of the suicide of the MSM. CBS, on the other hand, remains the example for the broadcast Media to follow. Lemmings, hurrying paw-in-paw to the inevitable precipice.

    The one I worry about is Hitlary Clinton. A total political animal, she can morph into whatever will gain her support and votes. Should enough Americans be fooled, we may well see the Internet chained to her and her myrmidons’ will. That would be a calamity.

    Thanks, Anchoress, for staying atop the stories!

  • http://epress-online.com/keenan.htm benning

    “Nothing to see here. Move along.”

    The MSM cannot see or acknowledge their own blinders. They never will. While newspaper readership continues its downward ‘death spiral’, the papers continue to pump out self-serving drivel about how un-biased they truly are, nestle deeper into the Democrat nest, and mislead the American public with lies and half-truths.

    The NYTimes is merely the premier Avatar of the suicide of the MSM. CBS, on the other hand, remains the example for the broadcast Media to follow. Lemmings, hurrying paw-in-paw to the inevitable precipice.

    The one I worry about is Hitlary Clinton. A total political animal, she can morph into whatever will gain her support and votes. Should enough Americans be fooled, we may well see the Internet chained to her and her myrmidons’ will. That would be a calamity.

    Thanks, Anchoress, for staying atop the stories!

  • http://sigcarlfred.blogspot.com/ Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

    You know, Picasso once drew a smiley face.

    I guess that negates the rest of work.

    The New York Times wrote that Richard Nixon did a good job in opening up China.

    That’s it for the Times, then.

  • http://sigcarlfred.blogspot.com/ Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

    You know, Picasso once drew a smiley face.

    I guess that negates the rest of work.

    The New York Times wrote that Richard Nixon did a good job in opening up China.

    That’s it for the Times, then.

  • http://closedcafeteria.blogspot.com GeraldBoSox

    Why bother with the NYT? Its readers are dropping in similar numbers as Maureen Dowd’s suitors.

    Click my name to read my blog…or else ! :)

  • http://closedcafeteria.blogspot.com GeraldBoSox

    Why bother with the NYT? Its readers are dropping in similar numbers as Maureen Dowd’s suitors.

    Click my name to read my blog…or else ! :)

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