Alito's Joe Wilson Moment

January 28, 2010

» “IF JUSTICE ALITO wanted to disclaim any of this, or if he thought that the majority’s opinion was not as far-reaching as Justice Stevens‘ powerful dissenting opinion demonstrated, he should have written a concurring opinion.”
Doug Kendall at HuffingtonPost.com didn’t think the Supreme Court justice’s mouthing of the words “not true” during President Obama‘s State of the Union address was the correct way for him to express his views.

» “IT’S NOT THAT I DON’T KNOW that many people actually think these things; it’s just that modern-day race bias tends to be covert, sneaky, often disguised as something different. [Chris] Matthews‘ bias was shocking in its shamelessness and nakedness.”
WhatTamiSaid.blogspot.com was offended by the MSNBC pundit’s comment that he “forgot [Obama] was black tonight for an hour” during the State of the Union.

» “ABC FINALLY EUTHANIZED ‘Ugly Betty.’ It used to be one of the best shows on TV, but the network system’s intractable greed … ruined it.”
Gawker.com was glad to see the network cancel the show featuring America Ferrera.

» “MIRAMAX IS GONE, and that seems to somehow make the movie business a slightly lesser place to be right now. We need the big personalities, big ambitions and big ideas. Feels like just another step towards the awful corporate homogenization of the industry. Bummer.”
MichaelJBassett.wordpress.com laments the closure of the art house movie studio owned by Disney.

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.
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