Fact checks were an Orwellian farce before all this. Now they’re just editorials that try to tell you that black is white and white is black.
The media’s hysterical efforts to spin Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record has escalated into an insistence that she didn’t say the things she said.
Jackson had filed a petition on behalf of Gitmo terrorists (she claims that federal public defenders don’t pick their clients, but she continued to be involved in Gitmo cases on a pro bono basis even after moving on to a law firm) and in a petition on behalf of the terrorists, which named President Bush, Rumsfeld and others, accused the United States of America of acts that “constitute war crimes and/or crimes against humanity”.
There’s zero ambiguity in this regard. It’s there in black and white.
SIXTH CLAIM FOR RELIEF ALIEN TORT STATUTE – WAR CRIMES
By the actions described above, Respondents’ acts directing, ordering, confirming, ratifying, and/or conspiring to bring about the torture and other inhumane treatment of Petitioner Khiali-Gul constitute war crimes and/or crimes against humanity in violation of the law of nations under the Alien Tort Statute
Again, black and white.
Despite that the media has loudly and falsely claimed that Ketanji Brown Jackson did no such thing and that even if she did, it was justified.
Senate Democrats, like Durbin, who lie about it, have their lies upheld by the media, while the same outlets loudly attack Republicans like Senator Cormyn and claim that they’re liars.
And again, it’s there in black and white.
Democrats and the media desperately split hairs and claim that Jackson wasn’t accusing Bush of “war crimes”, she was just accusing America.
Except that the petition specifically accuses Bush, Rumsfeld and several generals of “directing, ordering, confirming, ratifying, and/or conspiring” to commit war crimes.
Jackson, at the hearing, played dumb and claimed that she couldn’t remember. Media fact checks have led to absurdities like this.
Stephen Vladeck, a University of Texas law professor, CNN legal analyst and expert on military justice, said that since the rules for these kinds of filings essentially required the President and the secretary of defense to be named as respondents – Jackson’s filings made clear that Bush and Rumsfeld were being sued in their official capacity – “it’s more than a little misleading to suggest that claims in that lawsuit are necessarily claims about the named respondents personally.”
Fiery but peaceful.
Jackson was accusing Bush of war crimes in his “official capacity”, not personally.
Now Jackson wasn’t spewing anything that the majority of lefties didn’t believe at the time and still do. Like her position on child sex offenders or drug kingpins, it’s just temporarily politically inconvenient to bring it up. And that requires frantic lies and more lies until her nomination goes through.