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The Washington Times Should Be Ashamed

June 24, 2010

I’m not going to link to the original article because they don’t deserve the traffic, but the author of the commentary, Frank Gaffney, is the same guy who sees the Islamic crescent moon in every federal symbol. He’s an insane neocon that even makes the more rational neocons cringe. And that’s saying something.

Your daily dose of insanity:

The Washington Times doesn’t earn rave reviews from anyone on the left.

But their latest decision to put Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in a turban beside an editorial claiming she was a big Islam supporter has taken even the Times most vehement critics off guard.

The photograph isn’t real: it was doctored to put a turban on Kagan’s head. The photo and the accompanying editorial were first noted by the liberal blog ThinkProgress on Wednesday.

“In a Washington Times op-ed run alongside a doctored photo of Kagan in a turban (pictured to the right), [the writer] ropes Kagan into a bizarre fantasy involving Shariah law, the Muslim Brotherhood, and, somehow, the beleaguered Troubled Assets Relief Progam,” blogger Ian Millhiser writes…

Haldol. STAT.

Think Progress has more.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. discourseincsharpminor permalink
    June 24, 2010 12:56 pm

    Insanity is right! I guess this is how far some will go when there is no real problems lurking in the background of a supreme court pick from a president from the opposite side of the aisle (and in this case, perhaps the moon as well). Ridiculous.

    • discourseincsharpminor permalink
      June 24, 2010 12:57 pm

      Sorry my grammar stayed home today. 😦

  2. June 24, 2010 1:54 pm

    Given Kagan’s lack of a judicial record, it’s conceivable she could turn out to be quite conservative. She is not a dependably liberal nomination. So the conspiracy theorist in me wonders if maybe the GOP is actually relatively pleased with her and is just making some noise to look good…

    • June 24, 2010 6:18 pm

      I agree. I think Obama picked her precisely for that reason. He had a historic opportunity and once again he took the easy way out. And you are right, the political right doesn’t really have anything on her so they are making stuff up.

  3. jillforhill permalink
    June 24, 2010 11:19 pm

    Have you read what she said about Hillary in an email when she was working for Bill. She wrote that she does not think first ladies she be announcing policies,but the should be like the good little wife.

    The republicans call anyone who does not agree with them then they are liberal,so they call Kagan liberal and then obama says she is liberal when she is really not liberal.

  4. plural permalink
    June 25, 2010 8:05 am

    I think you will be very surprised by Kagan.

    As to the Washington Times, this is just business as usual.

    • June 25, 2010 8:33 am

      hi Plural- Well, for myself, I am trying to keep an open mind. I’m just more a fan of the Thurgood Marshall, Justice Brandeis, Justice Brennan type of Justices so I was hoping for a nominee that was proudly progressive. As I’ve said many times, it fascinates me how the GOP loves their base, loves flouting how conservative they are, always nominate the most conservative judges and democrats seem to do, well, the exact opposite. But then, irrespective of what Glenn Beck and the corporate media say, the Democratic Party isn’t all that liberal at the end of the day, only during primaries 😉

      • plural permalink
        June 25, 2010 9:05 am

        Kagan herself seems to be a fan of Thurgood Marshall, so maybe you should give her a chance. 🙂

        I think she’s going to be great, but that’s just IMO. We’ll see.

  5. June 25, 2010 9:30 am

    Well I hope she follows Thurgood Marshall’s footsteps in terms of judicial philosophy. At this point she’s pretty much a blank slate because her work as a legal adviser for a president and as Solicitor General don’t really give us an idea of where she personally stands, which I think is the point. I also don’t think what she did at Harvard necessary provides us a lot of insight because that, too, has a political element to it. Her action with respect to gays in the military is really no different than about 90% of the law schools in the country so the GOP is making much ado about nothing.

    But as I said, I’ll keep an open mind.

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