ProPublica styles itself as “an impartial, nonprofit newsroom that creates investigative journalism with ethical drive.” Let me translate “moral power” for you: ambushing conservatives with deceptive accounts of dated accusations that, at worst, involved very good religion makes an attempt to comply with the guidelines. I have missing rely of the variety of moments that wild accusations against Justice Thomas have fallen aside. I feel the only upshot of this breathless reporting is that the public has turn out to be fatigued/bored/numb to this “moral force.”
ProPublica’s most recent analysis goal is (you guessed it) Justice Alito. On Friday, ProPublica contacted Justice Alito, and asked him to react to thoughts by a deadline of noon EDT Tuesday. Justice Alito presented these a response–in the Wall Road Journal.
Alito’s decision was a masterstroke. Relatively than giving feedback to ProPublica, which can be cherry-picked and quoted out of context, Alito spoke right to the public. In fact, I very long in the past resolved that if any outlet had been operating a hit position on me, and asks me for remark, I would pre-empt their story and publish my reply on the blog. Alas, most of the hit work on me