Critics on Twitter went after The New York Times after it appears the newspaper buried a story about Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Times received criticism after the newspaper put the story about an armed man getting arrested on the way to Kavanugh’s home in a brief article with a footnote telling readers to refer to A20.
Managing Editor at Media Research Center, Curtis Houck tweeted, “Articles that were longer? A journo goes deep into the Amazon and a deadly Korean ferry accident.”
Here's the front page of The New York Times. Not one story on the attempted assassination of Brett Kavanaugh. Instead, you have a footnote to see A-20 and a rather brief article.
Articles that were longer? A journo goes deep into the Amazon and a deadly Korean ferry accident. pic.twitter.com/Fbsh6I8TJE
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 9, 2022
Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia reacted, saying, “The New York Times and most other liberal outlets buried the news of an attempted assasination of a Supreme Court justice in their coverage.”
She added, “But the January 6 sideshow? Front page, today and probably until November…it’s all they’ve got.”
The New York Times and most other liberal outlets buried the news of an attempted assasination of a Supreme Court justice in their coverage.
But the January 6 sideshow? Front page, today and probably until November…it's all they’ve got.
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) June 9, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) suggested the “silence” from some media outlets is “deafening.”
He continued, “But I can only imagine if the shoe was reversed. I mean, they would be going berserk if you had some Trump support or doing anything even approaching to that.”
DeSantis: The"silence" from some media outlets is "deafening."
DESANTIS: "But I can only imagine if the shoe was reversed. I mean, they would be going berserk if you had some Trump support or doing anything even approaching to that."
— Lydia Nusbaum (@LydiaNusbaum) June 9, 2022
Check out more reactions below:
No mention of the assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the front pages of USA Today or the Chicago Tribune.
The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times hid the news on the bottom of the page in small font.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 9, 2022
We all know where the paper would have run the story if it had been a right-winger plotting to assassinate Kagan or Sotomayor. https://t.co/CIHyVP2nMk
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) June 9, 2022
Anyone else think it’s weird that the @nytimes not only consigned the Kavanaugh assassination attempt to page A20, but put it below “New York A.G. Set to Question Three Trumps Under Oath” on that page?https://t.co/hmhXq1o5dd
— Isaac Schorr (@isaac_schorr) June 9, 2022
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) June 9, 2022
Nicholas John Roske was charged with attempted murder after two U.S. deputy marshals saw him step out of a taxicab in front of Kavanaugh’s home, as the Times reported.
An affidavit showed “the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received a call from Mr. Roske, who said he was having suicidal thoughts and had a firearm in his suitcase,” as the Times noted.
Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department arrived and found he was still on the phone with the communications center.
Roske was then taken into custody.
“The President condemns the actions of this individual in the strongest terms and is grateful to law enforcement for quickly taking him into custody,” she said.
Jean Pierre added, “As [Biden] has consistently made clear, public officials, including judges, must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety or that of their families’. And any violence, threats of violence or attempts to intimidate justices have no place in our society.”
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