Fake News Hypocrisy Surrounding Judge Barrett’s Nomination

Posted on Sep 27, 2020

It’s been less than 24 hours since President Trump announced his historic nomination to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett’s extensive experience as a professor and litigator, record of academic success, and outstanding judicial record makes her an excellent choice to serve on the Supreme Court with unparalleled qualifications; but that has not stopped the fake news media from kicking off their cycle of lies and ludicrous assumptions about the nominee.

Because the media has no shame, their first attack was over two of Barrett’s seven children who were adopted from Haiti. Ibram X. Kendi, a top proponent of racist critical race theory and author of the bestselling book “How to Be an Antiracist,” proposed this wild and unfounded conspiracy: “Some White colonizers ‘adopted’ Black children,” Kendi wrote on Twitter. “They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.”

Other radical and brazen left-wingers went on to add fuel to the fire. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a left-wing historian, added “Many authoritarians seized children of color for adoption by White Christians,” Ben-Ghiat wrote. “Pinochet’s regime did this with indigenous kids and Nazis took Aryan looking Poles for German families. Trump takes migrant kids for adoption by Evangelicals.”

NextGen America managing director John Lee Brougher said that he needed to “know more about the circumstances” of how Barrett adopted her children and “the treatment of them since.” “Transracial adoption is fraught with trauma and potential for harm, and everything I see here is deeply concerning,” he said.

Democratic activist Dana Houle said that he would “love to know which adoption agency Amy Coney Barrett and her husband used to adopt the two children they brought here from Haiti.” Going further he questioned, “Does the press even investigate details of Barrett’s adoptions from Haiti,” he asked. “Some adoptions from Haiti were legit. Many were sketchy as hell. And if the press learned they were unethical and illegal adoptions, would they report it? Or not, bc it involves her children,” before concluding “Would it matter if her kids were scooped up by ultra-religious Americans, or Americans weren’t scrupulous intermediaries and the kids were taken when there was family in Haiti? I dunno. I think it does, but maybe it doesn’t, or shouldn’t.”

Reporter Christina Grimaldi wrote, “Trump and Barrett using her black children and child with Down Syndrome to score political points isn’t surprising, but it’s no less appalling”.

Right, so according to liberal logic, Amy and her husband are racist for adopting two black children and she should have excluded her two adopted children and child with Down Syndrome from her nomination in the Rose Garden, leaving them at home during the apex of their mother’s career.

The balance of power attack came next. According to the Daily Caller:

“Media outlets also attempted to spin comments Barrett made in 2016 during an interview on filling Supreme Court vacancies. Newsweek falsely reported that Barrett said it would be inappropriate to nominate a Supreme Court justice who would flip the “balance of power.”

Barrett did not say that such a move would be inappropriate in the 2016 interview. Barrett answered a question regarding whether previous vacancies in the Supreme Court could help guide how to approve a Supreme Court nominee in an election year, CBS News reported.”

And of course, the anti-Catholic sentiment towards Barrett runs deep with the radical left despite the fact that they are quick to tout Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden’s religious affiliations. Let’s run down the list of some of the more notable attacks:

  • A since corrected Reuters headline compared Amy Coney Barrett’s link with Catholic group People of Praise to the Handmaid’s Tale: “Handmaid’s Tale? U.S. Supreme Court candidate’s religious community under scrutiny.”
  • Newsweek reported this doozy: “How Charismatic Catholic Groups Like Amy Coney Barrett’s People of Praise Inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’”
  • Refinery29 published a piece entitled: “Did Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Group Inspire the Handmaid’s Tale?”
  • Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein told Barrett during her 2017 confirmation hearings: “Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that dogma and law are two different things, and I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different.. The conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern”
  • Democratic Senator Dick Durbin asked Barrett is she considered herself an Orthodox Catholic to which Barrett responded, “If you’re asking whether I’m a faithful Catholic, I am, although I would stress that my own personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear on the discharge of my duties as a judge”.
  • WaPo’s Ron Charles took a shot at Barrett’s religious devotion with this headline, “Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump’s list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has said we should always remember that a ‘legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God,’”
  • Writer Lauren Hough called Barrett a “rabid f******* lunatic” for her religious beliefs.
  • MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace immediately attacked Barrett’s religious beliefs asking, “What do you think the line of questioning will be about that association?”

Democrats simply cannot dispute Barrett’s qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court, so instead, they will resort to attacking Barret’s religious beliefs (despite Democrats touting RBG’s Jewish faith while she served) and pontificating on the absurd and baseless notion that Barrett abused or colonized her children.

Barrett has unprecedented unanimous bipartisan support from colleagues who say she is “a model of the fair, impartial and sympathetic judge” and “rigorous, fair-minded, respectful, and constructive.” She maintains, “You’re not there to decide cases as you may prefer. You are not there to decide cases as the public or as the press may want you to. You’re not there to win a popularity contest. You are there to do your duty and follow the law wherever it may take you.” Amy Coney Barrett’s supreme qualifications and outstanding character will outlast the bogus attacks by the fake news media as she is positioned to be the youngest justice on the court, influencing law for years to come.