The MSM is at it again, towing the left wing line to the tee and focusing their attack on the ranking Republican of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. This time though it is not only the usual national media networks it is finding it's way into the local newspaper editorials.
An op-ed published in The Anniston (Ala.) Star on May 28 by Ari Rabin-Havt, the managing director of the left-wing Media Matters Action Network, attacked the new ranking Republican of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. He alleged that if Sessions and other Senate Republicans didn't commit to taking a filibuster off the table for Sotomayor's confirmation, they would be guilty of hypocrisy.
The part of this story that is the most absurd has to be the fact that the current occupant of the oval office himself back in January 2006 said he would be in favor of filibustering President George W. Bush's nominee Samuel Alito, before conceding "the effort would be futile" and criticizing his Democratic colleagues "for failing to persuade Americans to take notice of the court's changing ideological face," as Jeff Zeleny pointed out for the Chicago Tribune on Jan. 30, 2006.
Where are the MSM articles & news stories decrying Obama's hypocrisy? They are nonexistent.
Where was the outrage from the media when Senate Democrats used a filibuster to prevent Miguel Estrada's nomination from being given a final confirmation vote on the full Senate floor which was only the 2nd time in history that had been done (the 1st prevented an Assoc. Justice from being elevated to Chief Justice) and the 1st time in history that had ever been done to a Circuit Court of Appeals nominee? Again, they were nonexistent.