What happens when a Supreme Court Justice appears on Fox News? The left clutches their pearls and wails about the end of non-partisan jurisprudence.
Non-partisan jurisprudence was just fine when the Supreme Court tilted left with justices that were content to find Constitutional rights that didn’t exist to put forward a political agenda. That didn’t matter. But suddenly, President Trump appoints two originalist Justices and it’s the end of the freaking world.
One of those originalists, Justice Neil Gorsuch, appeared on Fox & Friends this morning and discussed his book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It.
That completely triggered CNN’s “Media Watchdog” Brian Stelter who tweeted about it immediately.
Justice Neil Gorsuch is on "Fox & Friends" right now. The Q: How is it appropriate for a Supreme Court justice to try to goose sales of his three-month-old book by chatting on one of the most partisan shows on TV?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 17, 2019
But he wasn’t alone.
Justice Gorsuch going on Fox and Friends is a terrible look for the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Roberts should step in for the good of the court.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) December 16, 2019
uhhhhh why is a Supreme Court justice doing a TV interview https://t.co/8UxuqQsNfr
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) December 17, 2019
Some were actually upset that Justice Gorsuch started the interview by saying “Merry Christmas” a mere 8 days before Christmas.
The seasonal greeting is now a “Rightwing Talking Point,” y’all.
On Fox News, Neil Gorsuch made a point to say “Merry Christmas” like he just gained the freedom to say it under Trump. This guy is such a worst case scenario of a stolen Supreme Court seat. pic.twitter.com/qf7YKbF3uy
— SeanKentComedy (@seankent) December 17, 2019
The right wing infatuation with the notion that the words "Merry Christmas" are some sort of provocative and brave demonstration sure makes for some awkward interview openings. cc: Neil Gorsuch, Fox and Friends.
— Tom Bonier (@tbonier) December 17, 2019
Gorsuch literally only said "Merry Christmas." I was unaware that Merry Christmas is now a Republican talking point that outrages the left. All I can say to that is….
MERRY CHRISTMAS! pic.twitter.com/xIZpThLBWN
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 17, 2019
The left is actually freaking out over Gorsuch saying ”Merry Christmas.”
This is *amazing* pic.twitter.com/Jtfu7YnGBB
— Amanda (@AmandaPresto) December 17, 2019
Ian Millhiser, Senior Correspondent for Vox was offended on behalf of parliamentary democracies everywhere.
Gorsuch is on Fox and Friends arguing that separation of powers is necessary to freedom and I really wish I could ask him if he thinks that Canada, Britain, or other parliamentary democracies are not free.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) December 17, 2019
I’m sure Canada, the U.K, and Australia are thrilled with the White Knighting by Mr. Millhiser. (Also, yes, indeed, they are less free. The United States is the most free nation on earth specifically because the checks and balances of power were built into founding documents.)
Others, from the side that wants to abolish the Electoral College, stack the Supreme Court, and impeach a President because they don’t like his tweets, were upset that he was promoting his book on the Fox News Channel.
Justice Gorsuch going on Fox & Friends to promote his book about keeping the republic is like a rabbi going to a pig farmer convention to promote a book about keeping kosher.
— Matthew Segal (@segalmr) December 17, 2019
But, as some Twitter users pointed out, he’s hardly the first to promote his book on ideologically-friendly television shows.
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) December 17, 2019
“I want young readers, too, to know a little bit about my life.” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells @savannahguthrie about why she decided to write books for children pic.twitter.com/dsIqFimBpZ
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 4, 2018
-Justice Breyer promoted his book on Colbert in Sept. 2015
-Justice Sotomayor promoted her book on Colbert in Nov. 2018
-BONUS: Justice Ginsburg received an MTV Movie & TV Award for being a "real-life hero" for "RBG" in 2019
But, yes, let's have a convo about Gorsuch. https://t.co/fAxc8w6UzE
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) December 17, 2019
This is hardly unprecedented: Justice Breyer and Justice Sotomayor appeared on Colbert to sell their books, Justice Ginsburg on MSNBC. Also, Justice Gorsuch appeared on CNN in September. https://t.co/95gqCADimD
— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) December 17, 2019
CNN: "Gorsuch going on TV is totally out of line"
Also CNN: pic.twitter.com/0igSuR0iZ6
— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) December 17, 2019
The entire mythology of Ruth Bader Ginsberg is just beyond the pale.
And the claim that Justice Gorsuch is only promoting his book on Fox & Friends is ridiculous.
He was on CNN in September to promote his book when it was actually released.
https://t.co/Mi0lBwYg81 it was a good interview, too
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) December 17, 2019
But, enough with facts. Back to the hysterical leftists.
Oh I think I can answer this one — it’s because Neil Gorsuch is has no integrity whatsoever https://t.co/3sL4VLHW6o
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) December 17, 2019
It's not appropriate. Neil Gorsuch's brazen unethical conduct simply confirms we are no longer in a Constitutional republic under the rule of law, but rather in an autocracy of elites where laws are subjective in their application. https://t.co/u1NOCpOFQ5
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) December 17, 2019
What I find puzzling about Gorsuch is that he seems invested in selling himself and his methodology as apolitical yet he won’t do easy, symbolic things that would make him look like less of an extreme partisan https://t.co/YjeO40dEUw
— Dan Epps (@danepps) December 17, 2019
Neil Gorsuch can eat shit. He is a partisan hack who stole a Supreme Court seat. Fuck him and his shit book.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 17, 2019
A man as intelligent as Justice Gorsuch knows the insidious role FOX plays in the dismantling of the rule of law. He is signaling that he supports the establishment of a potentially fascist, authoritarian government. https://t.co/HuexNTLev4
— Marc Murphy (@MurphyCartoons) December 17, 2019
This contributor to The Onion didn’t appear to be joking.
The holidays are a time of giving like how Neil Gorsuch went on Fox and Friends to let Trump know he's been given the gift of a corrupt right-wing Supreme Court.
— maura quint (@behindyourback) December 17, 2019
And, of course, RUSSIA!
THIS is where Gorsuch and Kavanaugh pay back their Russian-owned overlord. https://t.co/7nBJoUA4ri
— Pam Keith (@PamKeithFL) December 13, 2019
It got very weird…
Not for nothing, but seeing the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, on "Fox & Friends" is like walking in on your Grandpa using your electric toothbrush as a vibrator. Exactly like that.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) December 17, 2019
This Times op-ed writer is just triggered by non-liberals on the Supreme Court because… Merrick Garland.
Everytime Neil Gorsuch trends remember Merrick Garland. Everyime Brett Kavanaugh trends remember Dr. Christine Ford. The Supreme Court is tainted and compromised. Let's hope Justice Roberts puts the integrity of the judiciary over party and ideology but…don't hold your breath.
— Wajahat "Abu Khadija" Ali (@WajahatAli) December 17, 2019
But hey, thanks for making everything partisan, leftists. That’s just awesome!
Oh, by the way, that’s literally how you got President Trump.