NBC Remembers Ginsburg as Partly ‘Moderate’ Justice, Fret Trump Filling Seat


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Mere moments after the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death at age 87 on Friday, the liberal media were trying to spin her legacy on the court and gaslight the American people. Seconds into his NBC Nightly News report recalling her life and work, chief Justice correspondent Pete Williams claimed she “was consistently one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s moderate to liberal members.” In reality, she was just a liberal hardliner.

In leading into the breaking news at the end of the program, anchor Lester Holt fondly remembered her as the “anchor” of “the court’s liberal wing.” That’s a long way off from what Williams claimed. Here’s Holt’s announcement:

Good evening, everyone. We are coming on the air with breaking news. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. Ginsburg, who was 87, the court's oldest justice and served more than a quarter-century. Appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993, just the second woman after Sandra Day O’Connor to serve on the nation's highest court. Ginsburg became an iconic figure in American life, a tireless advocate for women's rights, and a reliable anchor to the court's liberal wing.

“Her death coming after multiple health problems in recent years, will now certainly trigger an epic struggle over a replacement with the ideological makeup of the court itself in the balance, all during an election year,” he warned viewers, clearly fearful of a solidly conservative Supreme Court.


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