It’s a sad truth that in the liberal media, black conservatives are often overlooked or attacked for not fitting the narrative. CNN Supreme Court analyst Joan Biskupic is no exception. (Or as I like to call her: CNN’s dollar Store Pelosi)
On a CNN/PBS aired talk show Amanpour & Co., Bianna Golodgrya subbed for host Christiane Amanpour and interviewed her CNN colleague to promote her new book Nine Black Robes: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and its Historic Consequences.
Biskupic indulged in fearmongering about supposed conservative judicial activism on the same outlets that have been silent about or even applauded decades of actual liberal judicial activism. A ProPublica investigation into Clarence Thomas taking luxury trips with a wealthy Republican donor was the news hook. Biskupic stretched Thomas’s ritzy trips to suggest they threatened the “trust” of the American public.
Host Golodryga saw a “crisis in trust” in the Court and asked Biskupic if “there is sort of a crisis in trust in the United States?” Biskupic laid the blame on the liberal-lamented Dobbs decision reversing Roe v. Wade. The PBS NewsHour then joined in the abortion-obsessed fear-mongering about the court’s “rightward shift” with John Yang asking Biskupic if the conservatives on the court “seem intent on rewriting the law?”
It’s time to put an end to this kind of irresponsible fearmongering and disinformation. What the liberal media seems to forget is that conservative decisions like the Dobbs decision don’t always mean a “rollback” of rights. Instead, they can be a return to the original intent of the law, an idea that should be celebrated by those on the left and right alike.
Justice Thomas is a prime example of a black conservative who has been attacked for his views. He has become a target for the left because of his principled views on the law and his dedication to the Constitution. The liberal media has tried to use the ProPublica story to discredit him, but the truth is that Justice Thomas is a model of integrity, and he deserves to be celebrated for it.
The American public should take note of this kind of disinformation and realize that it is often used to push a certain narrative. We should be skeptical of the information we hear from the media, and make sure to do our own research before believing what we are told. There are always two sides to every story, and it is important to remember that. It is time for the liberal media to stop its fearmongering and start reporting the facts.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.