With Justice John Paul Stevens retiring from the U.S Supreme Court, Fox News has been spreading a common Republican talking point claiming that Supreme Court nominations were first politicized by the way DEMOCRATS reacted to Pres. Ronald Reagan’s 1987 nomination of Robert Bork, but that talking point is not accurate as I show in this video.
The clips I use of Fox News anchor Chris Wallace come from a segment of the Fox News program «Happening Now» broadcast on April 9, 2010 (which I have not been able to find online).
The clip I use of Karl Rove criticizing Sen. Ted Kennedy during Kennedy’s funeral comes from my video titled «Karl Rove Trashes Ted Kennedy on Day of Funeral?» available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwDEWm…
The clips I use of MSNBC’s «Rachel Maddow Show» come from the segment broadcast on April 9, 2010, available online at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36343303
And, finally, the image I use of Stephen Gillers’ Cardozo Law Review article titled «The Compelling Case Against Robert H. Bork» comes from the webpage at http://heinonline.org