Political theater
by kos
Thu Jan 12, 2006 at 09:50:54 AM PDT
The story about Borkemada’s wife crying during the hearings is getting a lot of ink today, which is yet another sign of just how well the established news media is doing its job. One thing the stories on the tears seem to miss is that she started crying during Lindsay Graham’s questioning, and Lindsay Graham helped prepare Alito for the hearings. Hmmm… that seems a little fishy, doesn’t it?
Update: A PR stunt? This seems to suggest so:
The always-alert Creative Response Concepts, a conservative public relations firm, sent this bulletin: “Former Alito clerk Gary Rubman witnessed Mrs. Alito leaving her husband’s confirmation in tears and is available for interviews, along with other former Alito clerks who know her personally and are very upset about this development.”
It’s all a freakin’ game. And the media is the biggest enabler.

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