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New York Times Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg A 'Moderate'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/21/2011 5:13:51 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

On Fox News this weekend, Jon Stewart famously denied that the New York Times pushes a liberal agenda. Perhaps the man from Comedy Central sees the paper as "moderate." After all, the Times itself apparently doesn't believe there are any liberals on the Supreme Court. In an editorial today, the paper described Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and every other member of her liberal wing of the Court, as "moderate."

The Times' mind-boggling notion of what constitutes a "moderate" came in its editorial blasting the Supreme Court's decision of yesterday throwing out a huge class-action sex-discrimination case against Wal-Mart.

Here's the relevant excerpt from the editorial [emphasis added]:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: baderginsburg; ginsburg; liberals; mediabias; moderates; newyorktimes

1 posted on 06/21/2011 5:13:56 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

New York Times calls Bader Ginsburg a “moderate.” What does it take to be a liberal in the eyes of the Times? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/21/2011 5:16:32 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Moderately ... asleep?


3 posted on 06/21/2011 5:22:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

She’s either asleep or contemplating why she is incapable of forming a heart shaped opening with her two hands held together.


4 posted on 06/21/2011 5:26:20 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
She rules like that other moderate, Barack Obama, would like her to.

They both believe what the ultimate moderate, Karl Marx, wrote.

5 posted on 06/21/2011 5:27:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t see why this is wrong or inconsistent.

Didn’t Jon Stewart maintain in his interview with Chris Wallace that the NYT is not liberally biased?

Hey, that settles it for ME. You people are just so hard to please.


6 posted on 06/21/2011 5:29:01 AM PDT by rlmorel (Sometimes, the enemy of our enemy is our friend. But not always.)
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To: rlmorel
Actually, I think Stewart grudgingly admitted that NYT is Liberal -- but he denied that they are "activist". This, for him, is key.

As I see it, Stewart feels that leftwing ideology is sensible, rational and correct. If the NYT is Liberal and promotes things that are sensible, rational and correct, then they are not being "activist", they are simply being good journalists. Just telling it like it is.

Now, Fox, you see, embraces a crazy, stupid, irrational and hate-filled agenda. I mean, that's obvious, right? So, when Fox pushes that sort of ideology, they are being "activist" because they are trying to push ideas which normal people know to be incorrect. Right?

In Stewart's view of the world, this is just very obvious.

7 posted on 06/21/2011 5:35:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

For the Times NAMBLA, Pink Code and the ACP are liberal.


8 posted on 06/21/2011 5:37:20 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: Diogenesis

“Oh dear...have I wet myself?”


9 posted on 06/21/2011 5:39:12 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A moderate ACLU Marxist.


10 posted on 06/21/2011 5:42:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Moderate: somebody who doesn’t wave Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book.


11 posted on 06/21/2011 5:45:21 AM PDT by all the best
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s like my lib coworker calling Obama a “centrist”. I told him, “Man, if he’s a centrist, I’d sure hate to see what you’d call a liberal”.


12 posted on 06/21/2011 5:48:18 AM PDT by Marathoner (Two terms for Obama: One in office, one in jail)
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To: Lazamataz

“They both believe what the ultimate moderate, Karl Marx, wrote.”
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You beat me to it.
I was about to say that the New York Slimes would call Karl Marx a moderate.


13 posted on 06/21/2011 6:10:59 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Slimes probably thinks Stalin was a moderate.


14 posted on 06/21/2011 6:12:25 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As I recently observed to a hardcore Leftist: _everyone_ considers themselves “moderate” and “centrist”, it’s everybody else who’s left or right from there (or “moderate” if one’s view is shared).


15 posted on 06/21/2011 6:13:57 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A “Mao Jacket” and a Red Star, apparently...


16 posted on 06/21/2011 6:27:44 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Neck-snapping pisschill picture.....


17 posted on 06/21/2011 6:29:30 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Loved her in Laugh-in though.

18 posted on 06/21/2011 6:32:41 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: driftless2

No probably about it - they continue to resist giving back the Walter Duranty pulitzer - their admiration for Stalin continues to this very day.


19 posted on 06/21/2011 6:35:32 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Heh, good contextual explanation.

Basically, to crazy people (or, “Insane” as he puts it) crazy things are normal.

To people like him, The NYT, Sotomayor, Kagan and Ginsberg are middle of the road, and Scalia and Thomas are far right-wingers.

He REALLY believes the NYT is middle of the road.


20 posted on 06/21/2011 7:53:47 AM PDT by rlmorel (Sometimes, the enemy of our enemy is our friend. But not always.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

If we were to break out the Sodium Pentathol, the fact that liberals are statist Stalinists would exit their lips as truth.

In the real world, they will never admit it.


21 posted on 06/21/2011 7:56:04 AM PDT by rlmorel (Sometimes, the enemy of our enemy is our friend. But not always.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Wow! Why had I not made that association before? Of course...


22 posted on 06/21/2011 8:03:47 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy

Love those lightbulb moments - my favorite was the day I realized that the Flintstones were patterned after the Honeymooners. You just slap your head and go Wow! (Just don’t tell anyone because they’re bound to say - I thought everyone knew that).


23 posted on 06/21/2011 8:06:32 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: rlmorel

They won’t come out and admit they’re stalinists but by attacking McCarthy, defending Hiss, talking about “blacklisting”, getting nostalgic about the “good fight” a la the movie “The Way We Were” etc. etc. - they might as well go ahead and admit it - because their actions belie their words as you point out.


24 posted on 06/21/2011 8:12:36 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

LOL...since my break from the brainwashing of the left, I have the complete opposite tack:

Defend McCarthy, Attack Hiss, pooh-pooh blacklisting, ridicule the good fight PARTICULARLY “The Way We Were” and so on.

I’m with ya!


25 posted on 06/21/2011 9:34:21 AM PDT by rlmorel (Sometimes, the enemy of our enemy is our friend. But not always.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Remember...whether someone is a moderate...conservative...or liberal all depends on where YOU sit on the political fence. To me, Rush is a moderate.

So...with that in mind...to the Noam Chomsky's at the NYT...the desciption is probably accurate in an editorial sense.

26 posted on 06/21/2011 9:40:23 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It's all point of perspective. Ruth Bader Ginsburg technically is a moderate on this court becase the two Obama appointees are so far Left they make Ginsberg look moderate.

The “wise Latina” especially seems to enjoy far left wing judicial fiat

27 posted on 06/21/2011 10:23:47 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Another NY Times half truth. She is a “moderate” if you're talking about Democratic Kampuchea or the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, but they leave that part out.
28 posted on 06/21/2011 1:51:56 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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