CNN Touts Obama's Court Pick as 'Moderate,' Not 'Nakedly Political'

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<p>On 16 March 2016, CNN quickly ran to label President Obama&#39;s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, as a &quot;moderate&quot; and a &quot;consensus candidate.&quot; Less than 15 minutes before the President made his formal announcement, Jake Tapper contended that &quot;this seems like a fairly-establishment, moderate pick.&quot; Pamela Brown first responded by underlining that there&#39;s &quot;no doubt about it;&quot; but moments later, she revealed that Judge Garland &quot;may carry on Obama&#39;s legacy when it comes to gun control.&quot; Tapper later claimed possible Supreme Court justice, a &quot;relatively moderate, middle-aged &mdash; or 63-year-old...white guy&quot; is apparently &quot;not a nakedly political pick.&quot;</p>

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