CNN’S love letter for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

CNN’S love letter for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg catches a nap at the 2015 State of the Union address.

[Ed. – ‘Facts First’]

If CNN really wanted to brand itself as a “Facts First” news channel, why did it promise to air a gushy documentary about fiercely feminist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Labor Day weekend? In case you didn’t know, this film is actually a production by “CNN Films,” founded in 2012 to offer “distinguished, thought-provoking documentary programming to audiences on CNN’s platforms around the world.”

CNN’s film “RBG” first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where the media fawned all over it, and her. Entertainment Weekly oozed: “Forget movie stars. The hottest celebrity at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend was Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Ginsburg’s apparently iconic line is “All I ask of my brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.”

That’s an interesting line for the abortion-on-demand feminists.

Ginsburg appeared at the festival for an interview with none other than NPR Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg, who is Ginsburg’s unofficial publicist at laudatory public events like this. Totenberg also gushes over her in the documentary, saying, “She’s become such an icon.” And in one interview, she said, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg did change the way the world is for American women.”

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