Articles about newly arriving SCOTUS justices in the New Yorker were spotted as having a different tone depending on the political leanings of the justices in question:
How the New Yorker covers new Justices – Lauren Collins in 2010, Jeffrey Toobin in 2017: pic.twitter.com/D3kgBjCJ2P
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 4, 2017
ThinkProgress Justice Editor Ian Millhiser explained it this way in legalese (or maybe not):
This can easily be explained by the fact that Neil Gorsuch is a raging asshole and Justice Sotomayor is not. https://t.co/bL9cczeWtc
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) October 5, 2017
Is that so?
"justice editor" with some scintillating legal analysis https://t.co/4M58dr2Bxe
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) October 5, 2017
This is the brilliant analysis of a noted "journalist" https://t.co/PtRAypWcme
— (((Fusilli Spock))) (@awstar11) October 5, 2017
A take worthy of only the finest law magazines!
He’s a “justice editor,” ladies and gentlemen. https://t.co/gUyDktlNZz
— Voice of Privilege (@VoiceOfPrivileg) October 5, 2017
Ian's rage about Gorsuch is so fierce it contributes to global warming. And I love every second of it. https://t.co/t2bKnyEI7E
— neontaster (@neontaster) October 5, 2017
"Members of my tribe are better because they are members of my tribe." https://t.co/YuYNrL11MO
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 5, 2017
Can anyone tell why the country's divided? https://t.co/SnGSlAeXzq
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) October 5, 2017
Typical example of why progressives are losing influence. They don't even try to make an argument anymore. https://t.co/0BbJ3y4yRr
— Dave Kleikamp (@ShaggyKC) October 5, 2017
The Left, whenever the Right points out its double standards:
"It doesn't matter because we still think you guys suck." https://t.co/5rw01YIV41
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) October 5, 2017
Under the longstanding Takes One To Know One precedent, Millhiser is a reliable source: https://t.co/jdcx4WV1bo
— Jason Hart (@jasonahart) October 5, 2017
You mad, bro?
— JWF (@JammieWF) October 5, 2017
Sure seems that way.