Liberals were unquestionable losers last night as President Trump nominated another constitutional originalist to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Conservatives who were hoping for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett undoubtedly felt like they lost last night as well.
But the real losers? That distinction undoubtedly goes to ABC News. Not as though the Disney-owned network wasn’t already suffering under the weight of their own well-publicized left-wing bias, but the company cousins of social justice sports network ESPN kicked off their conservative SCOTUS witch hunt festivities a little too soon.
At 7:23 pm, nearly two hours before Trump would even name his nominee, ABC’s Nightline announced their evening program:
“Tonight on Nightline, Terry Moran reports on the controversial Supreme Court Justice pick and the possible implications for the country.”
“Controversial” is better than “extremist,” I suppose. But trying to imagine them using the same terminology when describing one of Obama’s picks – particularly two hours before he even named the nominee – is laughable. And given that networks like ABC no longer enjoy a stranglehold on the news, their embarrassing gaffe didn’t escape the notice of new media.
The Free Beacon’s David Rutz called them out:
“Unannounced Supreme Court pick already branded ‘controversial.’”
Political humorist Hale Razor scolded,
“The pick is ‘controversial’ before they’re even named and this is why people don’t trust you.”
The Media Research Center’s Scott Whitlock noted,
“You don’t know who the pick is and he/she is already ‘controversial?’”
Even Senator Orrin Hatch got in on the act:
“The President hasn’t even named a nominee yet so it’s very interesting to report them as ‘controversial.’”
Early last week ABC finally had to cut ties with disgraced journalist Brian Ross who stated, “After a great run of 24 years, we have decided to pack up and move on from ABC News.” And by “a great run of 24 years” he meant multiple scandals of making up fake news to tarnish conservatism.
It’s nice to know that even in his absence, ABC appears committed to carrying on his legacy.