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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 07:41 PM
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Is the media trying to derail Judge Sotomayor? look at the headlines in the news today
New York Times:

Sotomayors Sharp Tongue Raises Issue of Temperament
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/us/politics/29judge.h...

(If anybody is blunt or testy it's Fat Tony--why isn't his temperament called into question?)

Chicago Tribune:

Is Sotomayor a reverse racist?

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/race/2009/05/is-sot...

TIME Magazine:

Sotomayor's Diabetes: Will It Be a Handicap?

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1900962,...

US News & World Report:

Is Sotomayor Too Obnoxious for the High Court? The Kennedy Angle

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2009/05/...
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 07:53 PM
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1. They're probably trying to do what the media has to do -
attract your attention to sell their product. This is capitalism.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 07:56 PM
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2. They thrive on conflict even if they have to fabricate it. nt
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:00 PM
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3. By now you still expect * fair and balanced * from the MSM?????
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:26 PM
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4. They just like to see a good fight - good for business you know.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:28 PM
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5. The media only cares about ratings.
They loaded headlines that catch the readers eye.

I think the most important thing to remember is that dooms day/negative headlines always attract more attention than positive headlines.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:51 PM
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6. The Media is Republican. They're carrying water for the GOP.
They know they won't stop the appointment, but they do want to attack her in a way that will appeal to their base, hence the "not smart enough" and "racial discrimination" memes.
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