Saturday, July 11, 2009

More Selective Standards at the Bulletin

The selective standards of the Bulletin have taken on a particularly pungent odor when it comes to conservative vs. liberal Hispanic politicians. Where was the Bulletin with all its righteous indication when Democrats filibustered Miguel Estrada for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals?

Why didn’t the Bulletin’s reporters question that the attackers of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales might have been motivated by racism? Where was “de la Communidad” when Republicans could have used some help getting Republican Hispanics into high positions?

The Bulletin’s double standards have led it to print falsehoods to bolster its case. There are two glaring errors in two different stories about Sonia Sotomayor in the July 11th edition. First it is far from clear she would be the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court. The first was Benjamin N. Cardozo who served from from 1932 to 1937. Second, the Bulletin falsely claimed in “Republicans vow to challenge her record” that the plantiffs in Sotomayor’s case that was reveressed by very court she hopes to sit on latter this year were “all white”.

That is a lie. One of the men who earned his promotion is Hispanic and due some serious backpay — no thanks to Sotomayor.

Conservatives contend that there are many fine judges of the Hispanic persuation who are perfectly qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor does not happen to be one of them and racism has nothing to do with it.
She’s a bad judge.
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