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Smear: L.A. Times Lies About Cornynís Comments on Sotomayor
hotair.com ^ | May 31, 2009 | Patterico

Posted on 05/31/2009 5:46:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Today the Los Angeles Times lies to its readers about Sen. John Cornyn’s statements on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Here’s what the L.A. Times says:

Only days earlier, Cornyn said in a radio interview that it was “terrible” for conservatives to be attacking Sotomayor as a “racist.” But today, the senator did not reiterate those sentiments and pledged that he and other Republican lawmakers would probe deeply into Sotomayor’s past comments and rulings to see if her heritage colors her ability to make fair decisions.

The hell he did. Yes, he said Republicans would closely examine her record. But he never said that Republicans would seek to learn whether her “heritage” would affect her ability to be a fair judge. In essence, the paper is saying, Republicans are concerned that Sotomayor might be a poor judge because she is a Latina. That is an outrageous distortion of Cornyn’s comments.

Rather than focusing on Sotomayor’s ethnicity, Cornyn focused on Sotomayor’s statements and rulings. Cornyn said Republicans were concerned by Sotomayor’s ruling in the New Haven firefighters case, and her comments about how she would be a better judge because of her Latina heritage. The focus was on her actions and words, not on her “heritage.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 111th; cornyn; medialies; sotomayor

1 posted on 05/31/2009 5:46:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Today the Los Angeles Times lies to its readers”

That is an everyday occurrence out here.

2 posted on 05/31/2009 5:50:19 PM PDT by edcoil (IF CA rolls pollution standards back to 1990 levels, lets roll CA spending back as well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is La Raza, La Raza.


3 posted on 05/31/2009 5:53:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We do NOT have a MEDIA anymore. We have the OBAMA BRIGADE. AMERICAN JOURNALISM DIED IN 2008. May they RIH and Conservatives Rise up and buy out AOL and other media outlets that are going under.


4 posted on 05/31/2009 6:01:04 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Cornyn focused on Sotomayor’s statements and rulings. Cornyn said Republicans were concerned by Sotomayor’s ruling in the New Haven firefighters case, and her comments about how she would be a better judge because of her Latina heritage. The focus was on her actions and words, not on her “heritage.”

GOOD! This is the way they SHOULD handle it. The media will play it up that a “No vote” is discriminatory, just like they did in the November election with Obama. Anyone who didn't vote for him was a racist. I was very disappointed in some of the early comments attributed to Sen. Cornyn. I've always thought highly of him, but to flat say there wouldn't be a filibuster disappointed me.

5 posted on 05/31/2009 6:01:44 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Humal
I contacted Cornyn since he is my senator and read him the riot act.

We'll have to see how this plays out and we will have to put as much pressure on the senate as we can.

6 posted on 05/31/2009 6:12:49 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Paige

Boy, isn’t that the truth! After listening to the “Republicans” regarding the issue, I have come away thinking that she did nothing wrong at all...heh. Now I know that she is actually “racist” (Only by listening to several other news media - C-Span is great) in attitude and governance...Not a problem though, the Democrats will pull her through...

Long live our beloved (liberal - no contests, absolutely no minority defensive attitudes - well, they are almost Democrat anyway) Republicans!... May they be in minority power forever!


7 posted on 05/31/2009 6:13:33 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LAT might have lied, but Cornyn is fast becoming a bona fide RINO.


8 posted on 05/31/2009 6:20:42 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: Tolkien
Good. Maybe if more of his constituents did that, he wouldn't be so ready to just vote her in. Wasn't he a judge before he was in the Senate? If so, he should know her decisions and comments from the bench are unprofessional. She is not qualified for the position (like someone else we know). That is all they need to judge her on.
9 posted on 05/31/2009 6:37:52 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here is the e-mail address for the sake of sh!t LA Slimes reported who made this blatant lie: peter.wallsten@latimes.com


10 posted on 05/31/2009 6:46:21 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: piytar

sake = sack sheesh


11 posted on 05/31/2009 6:46:37 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One night this week, Roland Martin, subbing for Campbell Brown on CNN asked a rep from a Hispanic group:
“ What will the Hispanic community do
when Republicans go after her ( Sotomayor ) because of her ethnic background ?”
And then the panel had a discussion about this-as if it was factual.
No one disputed the premise.


12 posted on 05/31/2009 7:10:40 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: piytar

Didn’t Cornyn recently slam people for listening to Rush’s criticism of Sotomeyer because Rush is an unelected official??

and let’s not forget Cornyn’s support of Crist over Rubio. That’s an unforgivable leap to RINOhood right there!!


13 posted on 05/31/2009 7:15:34 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: Humal

He was on the Texas Supreme Court.

I told him that if Rush Limbaugh had all this info on her, how is it possible he doesn’t?


14 posted on 05/31/2009 7:26:37 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Tolkien
I think some of them (the good ones anyway) get so caught up in their own little world, they forget about the rest of us out here. They don't listen to Rush or any other conservative host; they don't read conservative papers; they don't really associate with the “common people”. It's good that they are reminded how we in the real world think.

Then, there are those who know exactly how we feel and think and don't give a *%&@ (Pelosi, Frank, Schumer, Dodd, etc.). All they care about is money, power, and being reelected.

15 posted on 05/31/2009 8:48:57 PM PDT by Humal
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