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Alexandria, VAMedia Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement regarding the media giving Democrats a free pass to paint a college group as racist and smear Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito in the process.

On Wednesday, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee harshly criticized Nominee Alito because he once belonged to a college group that they falsely claimed was racist and anti-women, said Bozell. The questioning was so intense Mrs. Alito broke into tears and had to leave the room because of the unfounded character attacks. And did the media set the record straight on the Princeton alumni group? No. Did the media interview the many former members, female and minority, for their views on the group? No.

The media are allowing the Democrats to publicly commit character assassination and make a mockery of the confirmation process. The media have yet to report the true nature of the group, Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP), to which Alito belonged. As a matter of fact, ABC News adopted as fact the dishonest, liberal Democratic allegations about the supposedly bigoted agenda of CAP. World News Tonight anchor Elizabeth Vargas referred to Alito's membership in a controversial group opposed to women and minorities at his college. Yet, CAP has had as editors of its publication Laura Ingraham, a woman, and Dinesh D'Souza, a scholar at the Hoover Institution and a native of India.

The media are failing to perform their duty of exposing the distortions being propagated by Democrats, which are ludicrous and unfounded.

There is no question about what would happen if the tables were turned and the Republicans were treating a Democratic Supreme Court nominee in a similar fashion. A tremendous uproar would replace the whimper we are hearing from the media today, Bozell concluded.


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