NPR, the official palace propaganda wing, just flunked a major fact check by the two Supreme Court Justices they wrongfully mis-characterized in print. Fawning over things they wish liberal Justice Sotomayor might have said but didn’t, they maliciously maligned conservative Justice Gorsuch with outright lies. This time they got busted with their arm in the cookie jar up to the elbow.
NPR at it again
Once again, NPR is trying to flip the script, to favor a progressive narrative which doesn’t exist in reality. Worse, they do it at taxpayer expense. The latest National Propaganda Relay scandal has nothing to do with burning books written by White authors. This time, they made up a scandal simply to suit their needs. Now, all the truth telling networks can report THEIR scandal.
When they heard what NPR was saying about them in the publicly paid media on Wednesday, January 19, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch quickly put out a joint statement that called the report a lie. Specifically what the propaganda mill started spewing Tuesday was a baseless rumor that “Sotomayor was refusing to do her job in-person.” The diabetic Justice who could be the next one replaced was reported to be throwing a snit because Gorsuch “is refusing to wear a mask after being asked.” Even Sotomayor wants to know what they were smoking when they came up with that hallucination.
“Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us,” the joint statement reads. “It is false.” The justices add, “while we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends.” The liberal left were so busy tweeting the NPR lies around that nobody bothered to ask where the misleading facts came from in the first place. Then things “started to crack Tuesday evening, when Fox News reported that their source refuted the claim.” Faux may be unfair and imbalanced but at least they continue to report some of the conservative news.
Optics over accuracy
Reporter Shannon Bream sat down with network colleague Bret Baier to set the record straight. They started out noting that the NPR story was going viral because the progressive left loves to promote the Covid conspiracy, no matter what the science has to say. Our taxpayer funded media network doesn’t seem to care as much about accuracy as optics. They totally made up the story that Chief Justice John Roberts was responding to a complaint from Sotomayor that she “did not feel safe in close proximity to people who were unmasked.” Gorsuch sits right next to her, without a mask.
NPR flat out lied when they wrote “Chief Justice John Roberts, understanding that, in some form asked the other Justices to mask up.” Because she has diabetes, Sotomayor does wear her mask religiously, even with both jabs and a booster. The fake news report “then says that Justice Gorsuch who normally sits right next to Sotomayor on the bench has repeatedly refused to do so and that’s forced Justice Sotomayor to operate remotely from her office for arguments and conferences.” Fox actually started digging into the details and found out they were fake. “I am told that is not accurate.”
Bream went straight to SCOTUS and asked them. “A source at the Supreme Court says there has been no blanket admonition or request from Chief Justice Roberts that the other Justices begin wearing masks to arguments. The source further stated Justice Sotomayor did not make any such request to Justice Gorsuch. NPR made it up. I’m told, given that fact, there was also no refusal by Justice Gorsuch.” The next morning the justices put out the confirming statement to take all the guesswork out of it.