Flip-flop: Four years ago, media demanded election-year SCOTUS vote
Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
During Friday night’s coverage, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of being “rankly hypocritical in his approach to a Supreme Court vacancy with a Republican president in office versus a Democratic President. While journalists loudly criticize Republicans as hypocrites, a trip through the Media Research Center’s archives shows the liberal media are also exhibiting more than their fair share of hypocrisy. Four years ago, when McConnell would not permit a Senate vote on a liberal replacement to conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, many journalists made precisely the opposite arguments that they are making today.