Assigned Reading: Great Moments in Gatekeeping
Ever since the ACORN investigation videos have arisen and attention in the mainstream press has been a non-starter, I’ve been looking for a good comparison, using a typically right-leaning organization, which was solid enough to use as an argument here at America’s Right. The closest I got was something along the lines of “what if undercover Brady Campaign officials approached the NRA and received assistance in trafficking guns?”
Ed Morrissey over at HotAir nailed it (it seems like I’m saying those words every other day). What’s funny is that I’m a member of the Federalist Society and still didn’t think of it. Oh well — that’s why HotAir gets millions of hits each month, and America’s Right has been averaging about 120,000. Here’s the comparison:
Let’s pose the question this way. If the Federalist Society, which got a heaping helping of demonization during the John Roberts and Samuel Alito confirmation hearings, started giving advice to prospective pimps and hookers on tax evasion and hiding child-prostitution rings, does anyone think that the Charlie Gibsons and the Papers of Record in the US would let that slide to the cable networks? Or would it headline their outlets, complete with a dissection of Federalist Society support for Republicans?