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5/31/2009

L.A. Times Lies About Cornyn’s Comments on Sotomayor

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 3:31 pm

My post is at Hot Air.

UPDATE: Guess what? They sent the false quote down the memory hole. Details here.

16 Comments

  1. The LAT article statement is not only false, it throws in what appears to be a subtle dig at supposed GOP racism by claiming the legislators said they will investigate whether Sotomayor’s past comments and rulings to see if “her heritage colors her ability to make fair decisions.”

    And there’s the requisite canard about Limbaugh and Gingrich for “their racially tinged critiques of Sotomayor.”

    The only one who said anything “racially tinged” was Sotomayor.

    Comment by Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407) — 5/31/2009 @ 3:47 pm

  2. When will the L.A.Times go on sale at bargain
    prices? If this article is any indication the
    sale should take place shortly.

    Comment by tino manus (9d1bb3) — 5/31/2009 @ 3:57 pm

  3. On the other hand, Los Angeles magazine tells the troof.

    Comment by happyfeet (71f55e) — 5/31/2009 @ 4:09 pm

  4. Do you want to phrase things in a way that makes it EASY or HARD for media cretins to distort what you’re saying?
    Patterico on March 5th, 2009, regarding Limabaugh’s “I hope he fails” comment

    Hey Pat, so does this mean it doesn’t matter how Conservatives mince their words? Looks to me like MSM will twist it to their advantage no matter what we say.

    I guess Cornyn should of just called her a racist, like Limbaugh did.

    Comment by CultureWar (29c320) — 5/31/2009 @ 5:14 pm

  5. This exemplifies what makes me cringe the most about the Obama administration. All during his term of office we can expect his defenders and apologists to resort to the ‘race card’. How many times of accusing racism will it take for the public to become sick of it?

    My only hope is that overdosing the race card will do for the politics of race, what the feminist defenders of Bill Clinton did for the politics of feminism.

    Comment by Brad (99723e) — 5/31/2009 @ 5:16 pm

  6. Culture War,

    Since you’re making the same comment here and at Hot Air, I’ll reproduce my response:

    I never said they don’t, and have often said they do.

    The question is whether we make it easy or hard for them to do so — and whether we make it easy or hard to show how they have distorted our words. The clearer we are, the easier it is to demonstrate the distortions when they occur. Here, for example, if Cornyn had worded his complaint badly, it wouldn’t be so goshdarn easy to show that the LAT lied.

    Comment by Patterico (cc3b34) — 5/31/2009 @ 5:20 pm

  7. The media’s approach to this minority candidate is different than that of Justice Thomas.

    Empathy is in the eye of the beholder.

    Comment by Alta Bob (294a72) — 5/31/2009 @ 5:53 pm

  8. Good Allah. The LA Times lied? You don’t say. Get out of here.

    Racists.

    Comment by JD (870a39) — 5/31/2009 @ 6:20 pm

  9. This grievance groups politics employed by the Left and the MSM is tiring, predictable, and f*cking dishonest.

    Comment by JD (870a39) — 5/31/2009 @ 6:23 pm

  10. JD – its all they have. Individuals don’t vote for their inanity.

    Comment by Apogee (e2dc9b) — 5/31/2009 @ 6:24 pm

  11. A commenter over at Hot Air is claiming that the Times airbrushed the story. Is that true? If so, it’s typical. The most honest thing in their paper is the occasional remaining advertisement.

    Comment by Kevin R.C. O'Brien (82fba3) — 6/1/2009 @ 1:11 am

  12. Yes. I just did a post about it.

    Comment by Patterico (cc3b34) — 6/1/2009 @ 1:13 am

  13. Yeah, just saw it, well done. Some editor must read Patterico’s Pontifications… or Hot Air. Poor wretch’ll probably be fired if management finds out.

    There’s something seriously wrong when one has to archive news stories from major newspapers, in the expectation that they’ll Winston Smith them.

    Comment by Kevin R.C. O'Brien (82fba3) — 6/1/2009 @ 1:19 am

  14. Any chance it was an honest mistake (the quote, not the “disappearing without update”)? For the last week, the nominee’s heritage has been the topic “first hispanic on court..” Any chance this was just an unconscious mistake?

    Comment by Americano (211c00) — 6/1/2009 @ 1:53 am

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