Monday, March 21, 2005

Two Books, Same Subject, Two Different Stories

Today’s CyberAlert from the Media Research Center reported on an article by Charles Lane in Sunday’s Washington Post comparing two new but distinctly different books on the Supreme Court.

Here’s the comparison: . . .

Conservative Mark R. Levin's Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America . . .
. . . was released on February 7.
. . . "is written in plain English and not for Harvard Yard," says Levin.
. . . has risen as high as No. 3 on The New York Times bestseller list.
. . . has NOT been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, The Post and The New Republic.
. . . has NOT been promoted on National Public Radio but has been promoted on Conservative talk radio and "Conservative" television news shows (a.k.a. Fox News Channel).
. . . is currently ranked No. 17 in sales on Amazon.com.

Liberal Mark Tushnet's A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law . . .
. . . was released on January 30.
. . . was aimed at "the educated general public," says Tushnet.
. . . has NOT made The New York Times bestseller list.
. . . has been favorably reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, The Post and The New Republic.
. . . has been promoted on National Public Radio and NOT on Conservative talk radio and "Conservative" television news shows (a.k.a. Fox News Channel).
. . . is currently ranked No. 6,256 in sales on Amazon.com.

I’m sure the mainstream media, as usual, is scratching their heads on this one. Will they EVER understand how most of America feels about matters such as judicial activists on the bench ignoring the law and the Constitution in favor of their own personal preferences? Probably not.

3 Comments:

At Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:22:00 PM, Anonymous Claudio said...

If you have a problem with judicial activism - as I do - then how can you support the way our Republican congress has rewritten the law in order to push their own agenda in the Terri Schiavo case? Let's face the truth - politicians on the Left AND Right are unprincipled, and will always do anything they can do further their own power. If you stepped back from your conservative bias and view the situation objectively, you would see that what the Republicans in congress are doing with this case is tantamount to the liberal "activist judges" who try to promote homosexual marriage and such from the bench by reinterpreting the constitution.

 
At Wednesday, March 23, 2005 1:39:00 PM, Blogger Mickey McLean said...

I would have preferred that Congress had not been forced to act in the Terri Schiavo case. It is sad it came to that in order for her case to be heard in the federal courts. However, you can’t compare what activist judges are doing with what Congress did in this case. There is a distinct difference between how a legislature and a court are supposed to conduct themselves and carry out their duties. The members of Congress are elected by the people to enact laws to protect their rights according to the Constitution, which is what Congress did in this instance. The job of judges is not to write law, but activist judges are trying to do just that by legislating through the bench.

 
At Saturday, December 24, 2005 1:13:00 PM, Anonymous Deandre Hossain said...

I''m familiar with this subject too

 

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