Right Wing Round-Up

  • Kate Klonick explains that “more than one-third of the witnesses on the Republican’s list for Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing are lawyers and academics, who’ve based their careers on opposing affirmative action, and activists who have become symbols of the anti-affirmative action movement.”
  • The John Ensign saga keeps getting weirder and weirder.
  • Jeremy wonders what anti-gay activists must say when they don’t think anyone is listening.
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center today urged Congress to investigate growing evidence that racial extremists are infiltrating the U.S. military and take steps to ensure that the armed forces are not inadvertently training future domestic terrorists.
  • Think Progress reports that books written by President Obama are being banned from federal prisons on the grounds that they contain material “potentially detrimental to national security.”
  • Media Matters: A day after Fox News host Greta Van Susteren debunked the “lying picture that’s going around the Web” of President Obama purportedly “checking out” a young woman at a G8 photo shoot, Fox News continued to promote the insinuation that Obama had done so.
  • Crooks and Liars: Bill O’Reilly vehemently insists “God and Country” rally “wasn’t about religion,” even though organizers admit that it most certainly was.