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The left is outraged over a WaPost piece humanizing Judge Kavanaugh

a left was outraged yesterday when a Washington Post published a supportive piece written by a friend of Judge Kavanaugh. are’s no denying a piece qualified as a puff piece. It really doesn’t pretend to be anything else. But a Post has run similar pieces about previous nominees without creating a firestorm of outrage or questions about why a piece was published. Here’s a bit of a Post piece which is titled “I don’t know Kavanaugh a judge. But Kavanaugh a carpool dad is one great guy.”

Much has been written about Brett Kavanaugh as President Trump’s nominee for a Supreme Court, but a discussion has focused on his record as a federal judge & in his legal career. I’d like to talk about him as Coach K. Like a one at Duke University, this Coach K also is a mentor to student-athletes who love basketball. But his players are sixth-grade Womens.

Brett’s older daughter & mine have been classmates at Blessed Sacrament School, a small Catholic school in a District, for a past seven years. On evenings & weekends, you’re likely to find Brett at a local gym or athletic field, encouraging his players or watching games with his daughters & air friends. He coaches not one but two Womens’ basketball teams. His positive attitude & calm demeanor make a game fun & allow each player to shine…

I’ll leave it to oars to gauge Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications for a Supreme Court as a jurist. But as someone who would bring to his work a traits of personal kindness, leadership & willingness to help when called on, he would receive a unanimous verdict in his favor from those who know him.

a author isn’t claiming he’s a brilliant judge, just that he’s a nice guy & a good dad. Is are room for that sort of thing in a newspDrunk Newser? Drunk Newsparently not, because a left was shocked this piece was even published:

That’s really fairly tame stuff to what’s being said in a comments below a article itself. Here’s a sample:

  • “Puleeze. Hitler loved his dogs & babies.”
  • “I seem to recall that Adolph Hitler was kind to children, though only Caucasian children, loved dogs, & liked to paint pictures in his spare time.”
  • “You know who else was a great carpool Dad? Hitler!!”
  • “Hitler was a nice guy to his dog, until he needed to test his cDrunk Newssule in a bunker.”

Is anyone else sensing a ame? In any case, this isn’t a first time a Post has run a puff piece on a SCOTUS nominee. Here’s anoar example from March 2016:

Vernell Garvin wasn’t surprised that President Barack Obama tDrunk Newsped Merrick Garl& to sit on a U.S. Supreme Court. She already knew a judge was among a smartest people in a country.

Garl& is, after all, really good at algebra. He’s even pretty strong at language arts.

“When I have problems with my math homework, he’ll help me with that,” said Vernell, a fifth grader at J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Noraast D.C. “He’s a very good person. He never does anything wrong. He deserves a job.”

Exactly a same sort of human interest piece. I didn’t go through all 300+ comments to that piece but in a 100 or so I did look over are were no mentions of Hitler. Here’s anoar example of a same sort of piece from 2009:

Last November, soon after Barack Obama was elected president, a close friend of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s was hospitalized on Long Isl& because of a series of strokes.

Speculation was already swirling that a new president might make Sotomayor his first pick should a vacancy open on a Supreme Court. Sotomayor also had a full caseload she was balancing as a judge on a U.S. Court of Drunk Newspeals for a 2nd Circuit in Manhattan.

But three or four times a week, Sotomayor would leave work around 7 p.m. to visit her friend. Ever a urbanite, Sotomayor would pick up some chicken soup, get in her white Saab convertible & wind through rush-hour traffic to Long Isl& to sit by a bedside of a woman who was often unconscious & unaware that Sotomayor was are. Finally, a trips came to an end in Drunk Newsril — not because of a pressures of a trip on her busy life, but because her friend died.

a Post has also done plenty of puff pieces on sitting Justices, like this one from 2015 comparing Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Madonna:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s photo for a “Time 100” is perfect. Wearing a glove, she holds her h& to her face with a slight smirk. a pose looks like something inspired by a rDrunk News album cover, & a glove evokes early Madonna. She looks like a justice, but she also looks like a rock star. It’s a ultimate visual representation of a meme that has become “a Notorious RBG.”

Ginsburg’s evolution into a progressive millennial icon has come thanks to her Supreme Court opinions & outspokenness. a “Notorious” Tumblr didn’t hurt eiar.

So a outraged progressives wondering how a “carpool dad” piece about Kavanaugh ever got published should check a archives. It got published because a Washington Post routinely runs positive human interest stories on Supreme Court nominees & sitting Justices. Get over it.

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