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May 13, 2005

CBS twists the news again

A CBS report, which can be viewed here, show Ken Starr criticizing Senate Republicans for trying to prevent Senate Democrats from blocking judicial nominees with filibusters. The trouble is the quotes are edited out of context. Ken Starr had this to say in rebuttal:

"In the piece that I have now seen, and which I gather is being lavishly quoted, CBS employed two snippets. The 'radical departure' snippet was specifically addressed -- although this is not evidenced whatever from the clip -- to the practice of invoking judicial philosopy [sic] as a grounds for voting against a qualified nominee of integrity and experience. I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong. I contrasted the current practice . . . with what occurred during Ruth Ginsburg's nomination process, as numerous Republicans voted (rightly) to confirm a former ACLU staff lawyer. They disagreed with her positions as a lawyer, but they voted (again, rightly) to confirm her. Why? Because elections, like ideas, have consequences. . . . In the interview, I did indeed suggest, and have suggested elsewhere, that caution and prudence be exercised (Burkean that I am) in shifting/modifying rules (that's the second snippet), but I likewise made clear that the 'filibuster' represents an entirely new use (and misuse) of a venerable tradition. . . .

"[O]ur friends are way off base in assuming that the CBS snippets, as used, represent (a) my views, or (b) what I in fact said."

Don't those knuckleheads at CBS ever learn?

Coverage: PowerlineLGF, Captain's Quarters, Wizbang, Blogs for Bush, Patterico

Posted by Danny Carlton at May 13, 2005 02:33 PM

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