Justice Breyer Ducks Question on Citizens United Ruling During MSNBC Interview
Justice Breyer Ducks Question on Citizens United Ruling During MSNBC Interview (NewsBusters)
"Tonight for the interview ..." -- or The Interview as this species of schmooze is known on The Rachel Maddow Show -- "we've got a sitting Supreme Court justice," trumpeted Maddow on her program Friday night. "What?! Yes! ... It is very rare for Justice Breyer to do an interview but we have got that here tonight."
Halfway through the show, Maddow made another plug for The Interview -- "There are nine justices on the Supreme Court. Contrary to popular impression, the nine life-tenured members of the United States Supreme Court -- they are human. They are people. That said, that doesn't mean you can talk to them. Except tonight we can. Tonight an interview with sitting Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer. Seriously."
And yet, and yet, when it actually came time for The Interview, Breyer wasted little time deflating the balloon that Maddow hyperventilated to inflate. How so? By dodging a question from MSNBC legal correspondent Ari Melber about a pathological fixation on the left, right alongside their unholy devotion to abortion on demand -- the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.