Mainstream Scream: CNN’s Toobin defending Obama

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets


Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin who on Thursday derided the appeals court judges who wanted an explanation for President Obama's contention it would be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to overrule a law passed by Congress. He insisted "what President Obama said was entirely appropriate" and called the judges a "disgrace" as he charged "some of these Republican judges are just deranged by hatred of the President."  Days before, on The Situation Room, he called it "a judicial hissy fit.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “The president, who purports to be a constitutional law expert, denies the basic judicial review role of the Supreme Court as he tries to intimidate the Court from daring to overrule ObamaCare. Yet CNN's legal expert insults and impugns the judges who just wanted some clarification -- putting discrediting of Obama's critics ahead of basic reporting. Another amazing Obamagasm moment.”

Rating: Four out of five screams.