Sunday, August 7, 2005

New York Times Questions Legality of Judge Roberts' Adoptions

Alright, it’s official! As if you were not already aware, the New York Times, perhaps even going so far as to say the entire liberal media establishment as a whole, has sunk to a new low in questioning the legality of Supreme Court nominee John Robert’s adoption of his two children, Josephine and Jack, when this in no way, shape or form has any baring on his duties as a justice on the highest court in the land. A senior editor at the New York Times took direct offense to The Drudge Report, which was the first to publicly report the incident, citing that the story was “wrong, overwrought and a gross misrepresentation of what has happened”. However, as the website now reports, the senior editor was also not shy in admitting that they [the New York Times] “made initial inquiries about the adoptions and did so with great care, understanding the sensitivity of the issue". Talk about hypocrisy, as if that is a new characterization of the left-wing media. Had they truly heeded the sensitivity of the issue, they would not have investigated it in the first place. The fact that they had even inquired into the possibility that John Roberts had adopted his two children illegally or that there were signs of irregularity in the adoption process is enough to slap the newspaper with accusations of insensitivity. If this is where investigative journalism is spiraling down toward then it is no wonder newspaper subscriptions have taken such a hit lately.