Friday, June 24, 2005

Faux News: Rehnquist's Legacy: A Balanced Court - Politics - Rehnquist's Legacy: A Balanced Court

I try to avoid wandering into Wingnuttia, but everyonce in a while a stray URL leads me into one of the other Internets and the signposts make clear that I have entered the Twilight Zone.

I just stumbled onto Fox News' site for only a few seconds, but I am still reeling. Here are the second and third 'graphs in their Rehnquist puffery:
Rehnquist's reputation as a fair-minded jurist earned him widespread, bipartisan admiration throughout his tenure. However, he has frustrated many on the right who had hoped he would side with more socially conservative positions.

The 80-year-old chief justice of the United States, born in Wisconsin, active in the Republican Party during his years as an attorney in Arizona and highly regarded as a former assistant attorney general for President Nixon, appears to be nearing his professional twilight.
Yeah, that's the ticket -- Rehnquist is a centrist who disappoints conservatives.

Read John Dean's book "The Rehnquist Choice" and tell me again how well regarded he was as an AAG. Read about how his Republican "activites" in Arizona included preventing minorities from voting. Read about how this "fair-minded" jurist argued in favor of "separate but equal" and against ending segregation.

A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of minds of rancid tapioca.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have not watched a single minute of Faux news since the last election. I leave it up-to folks like you, to inform the rest rest of us of what WH propaganda they churn out. Thanks for the time and effort you put into this site.

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