Networks Hype Trump's Possible Court Picks as 'White,' 'Solid Conservatives'

Matthew Balan | January 31, 2017
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[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

The Big Three networks' morning newscasts on 31 January 2017 forwarded the same language about two of President Trump's possible Supreme Court picks. On CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford labeled Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman "solid conservatives." ABC's George Stephanopoulos used the same term on GMA, and played up that "either one of these finalists could be picked by any Republican president — both relatively young white men...solid conservatives." NBC's Peter Alexander also zeroed on in the race of the potential nominees on Today: "The President's decision narrowed down to two appeals court judges, both white men."

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