CNN Touts Progressives for Breyer Retirement, Boon AND Bust in Midterms

Nicholas Fondacaro | January 26, 2022
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Following the breaking news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was set to retire at the end of the session, Wednesday’s CNN Newsroom seemed to credit “persistent” and “relentless” “progressive pressure” for his decision. The network also couldn’t decide if a nomination process would be a boon or a bust for the Democratic Party’s already abysmal chances in the 2022 midterms.

At the top of the 1:00 p.m. hour, Justice correspondent Jessica Schneider noted that Breyer “in those speeches, in his book, he expressed concern that the public views the court as political and he talks about how that perception could really erode faith in the court.”

But after noting Breyer’s own political history before getting on the bench, Schneider appeared to credit a billboard truck for helping the progressives push the Justice out.


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