‘Objectivity’–Sotomayor’s, Sessions’ and AP’s

In another example of how the racist record of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s top Republican questioner has gone down the memory hole, Associated Press had a whole story (7/19/09) about Sen. Jeff Sessions’ assertions that Sotomayor was too prejudiced to get his vote without mentioning that the Senate Judiciary Committee had rejected Sessions when he was up for a federal judgeship precisely because of his long pro-discrimination history. On MSNBC, the subhead of the story was “Top GOP Member of Senate Committee Still Concerned About Her Objectivity.” And AP reporter Douglass Daniel would tell you, I expect, that “objectivity” […]