Republicans are absolutely gleeful about the "tears" that Samuel Alito's wife shed during yesterday's confirmation hearings.
Why? Because they are looking for any opportunity possible to demonize the Democrats, and Republicans want to hold up Mrs. Alito and in effect say "Look at what those meanie Dems did to this poor woman."
Never mind the fact that it was NOT a Democrat questioning Samuel Alito when his wife had her meltdown.
As Progressive Minds noted yesterday, it was Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who was speaking to Judge Alito, praising him and apologizing for the questions posed by those mean, God-less Democrats. (Insert sarcasm here).
MSNBC is reporting that a group supporting Alito's confirmation emailed members of the media yesterday, asking the media to take the Democrats to task for their treatment of Alito.
The email from the pro-Alito group asked the members of the media: "When will the media shame these people for their behavior?"
Well, if the media will truly do their job (instead of being the right-wing Republican apologists that they are) then they will not tolerate the neo-con spin that accuses the Democrats of causing Mrs. Alito's tears yesterday.
Mrs. Alito's tears have been flashed all over television screens and newspapers since yesterday's meltdown, and the media has been downright irresponsible in their reporting. I was astouned last night when, watching the coverage of the Alito hearings on a local station, they panned to a shot of Mrs. Alito crying, while the reporter referred to the Democrats "attacks" on Samuel Alito.
Now, some might argue that, in focusing on the meltdown yesterday, the Republicans are simply trying to change the story, to take the focus off Tom Delay, Jack Abramoff, and Samuel Alito's membership in CAP and the Federalist Society. And they might argue that we have taken the "bait."
Perhaps that is true, but we cannot let go unchallenged, these accusations that the Democrats somehow caused Mrs. Alito's tearful meltdown yesterday. (Which I still believe was a staged event).
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