Proofing the Sotomayor Sessions

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Mark Hemingway receives an email from Media Matters for America, the lefty media watchdog group founded by David "Lil' Nutty, Lil' Slutty" Brock, which failed to remove a rather revealing editor's query (in bold) before hitting send. No matter what the story, Media Matters has apparently determined that the media is stacked against Obama and his sure-to-be-confirmed SCOTUS nominee Sonya Sotomayor:

Greetings,

I wanted to make sure you had seen Media Matters' latest research on the media ignoring allegations that surfaced during Sen. Jeff Sessions' 1986 nomination to the U.S. district court. As reported by the Associated Press, Sessions' "nomination originally drew fire from civil rights groups because of his [1985] prosecution … of three west Alabama civil rights activists on vote fraud charges. The three were acquitted by a federal court jury, prompting civil rights leaders to charge that the prosecution was an attempt to intimidate black voters." Doesn't the fact that we quote the AP undermine the idea that the media is ignoring the story? Could we say, "research on much of the media ignoring…"

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like additional information.

Jessica Levin
Press Secretary
Media Matters for America

Of course the editor's suggested fix, which appears to have been offered without any background research, would also be incorrect, seeing as many publications have mentioned Sessions' 1986 district court nomination.

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