Donald Trump on Saturday night time introduced Decide Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court docket nominee to switch the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett has been a attainable Court docket decide since 2018 and hateful journalists have already smeared the “deeply non secular” Catholic and in contrast her views to a character in The Handmaid’s Story who promotes rape and violence against other women.
As MRC’s Kyle Drennen and Nick Fondacaro wrote on Monday, the community morning and night exhibits started flashing warning indicators about Barrett even earlier than she was even chosen. At present justice correspondent Pete Williams reminded, “One of many main contenders clearly opposes abortion rights… Administration officers say the frontrunner is Decide Amy Coney Barrett.” He alerted that “she’s a former Notre Dame legislation professor and religious Catholic.”
On Monday’s Good Morning America, Mary Bruce introduced, “Sources inform ABC on the high of the President’s brief record, Decide Amy Coney Barrett, a religious Catholic…. She’s a favourite amongst non secular conservatives.”
On Thursday, ABC, amongst different retailers, pushed the false notion that Barrett belongs to a Christian group that was the inspiration for the far-left HBO screed The Handmaid’s Story. After utilizing the standard “religious Catholic” language, Tom Llamas smeared:
Additionally beneath the microscope, Barrett’s hyperlink to a small charismatic Christian neighborhood referred to as Individuals of Reward….In accordance with its web site, “lots of its members select to make a lifetime dedication to the neighborhood – a covenant.” Members are assigned a private adviser. Males have been referred to as “heads” and ladies have been referred to as “handmaids.” However these titles since modified to “leaders,” amid hypothesis the group might have impressed the novel and Emmy-award profitable drama The Handmaid’s Story.
Making the above hate pointless, he then admitted this wasn’t true: “However creator Margaret Atwood saying that’s not correct, telling ABC Information there have been a number of inspirations.”
In the summertime of 2018, Barrett was thought-about for the Supreme Court docket seat that finally went to Brett Kavanaugh. Showing on MSNBC, NPR’s Nina Totenberg on July 3, 2018 defended the Democratic grilling of Barrett in 2017 for her seventh Circuit Court docket of Appeals place. There, Senator Dick Durbin probed: “Do you think about your self an orthodox Catholic?”
Senator Dianne Feinstein warned of how religion would impression the choose’s professionalism: “…The dogma lives loudly inside you, and that’s of concern.” But, Totenberg defended this, saying, “I didn’t assume that that was… an extremely anti-Catholic query that Dianne Feinstein requested. I believed her level was that ‘I see faith, versus legislation, rearing its head in your writings.”
During the July 3, 2018 CNN Newsroom, Each day Beast editor Erin Gloria Ryan slimed a Barrett decide as an “Aunt Lydia” nominee, referring to the oppressive character in The Handmaid’s Story who justifies rape and violence in opposition to different girls.
I do not actually care… who’s taking my rights away. If I received punched within the face and it was a girl. I wouldn’t be, like, “Yay, feminism.” I do not think about an individual who has rolled again Roe v. Wade a victory for ladies in any respect. And truly, I used to be considering, , it’s form of a doubtful place. However I am positive that whoever if he does decide a girl she will likely be generally known as the Aunt Lydia of the Supreme Court docket. She will likely be a girl who will likely be anticipated to remove a proper that girls have had in America since 1973.
On July 3, 2018, Peter Alexander delved into Barrett’s religiosity, portraying the nominee as some form of bizarre candidate exterior of the mainstream: “A powerful conservative, Barrett additionally has a reasonably attention-grabbing bio. She’s Catholic, has seven youngsters, and is a member of a small non secular group referred to as the Individuals of Reward, the place members swear a loyalty oath, what they name a covenant.”
Moments later, Washington Publish Affiliate Editor Eugene Robinson chuckled as he joined the morning present to take one other jab at Decide Barrett: “Susan Collins, , for instance on Barrett, she may need some drawback with the Handmaid factor, proper? Which I feel lots of people would have issues with.”
Afterward July 3, 2018, MSNBC’s Alex Witt dismissed the concept Trump would get any credit score for nominating a girl like Barrett:
ALEX WITT: Some conservatives are additionally suggesting that nominating a feminine justice…. Is that every one for look? As a result of the feminine judges now into account notably this Amy Barrett might vote to overturn Roe v. Wade when you have a look at her previous.
BETSY WOODRUFF (Each day Beast, politics reporter): I feel it’s wishful considering the concept if the president nominates a feminine justice like Amy Coney Barrett that there will not be any form of backlash in opposition to her.
As her nomination goes ahead, anticipate journalists on all of the networks to assault Barret’s religion as disqualifying and an instance of a harmful thoughts.