Self entrapment
Posted by aogMonday, 27 March 2006 at 21:04 TrackBack Ping URL

Via Brothers Judd comes a story about some imtemperate remarks made by Justice Antonin Scalia. One of the commentors claims that Scalia is under close watch by Old Media and should therefore be careful.

I am not so sure. Certainly there have been reports of remarks by former Justice O’Connor and Justice Ginsberg that are not very complimentary to them, at least from a conservative point of view (although likely seen as impressive by those who populate Old Media).

Even if that is the case, I think there is a very good chance that if Old Media tries to organize a rhetorical lynch mob that it will be Old Media who ends up dangling. It would be the European accusation of President Bush being a “cowboy” all over again. Or the Plame Affair. I suspect that Old Media thinks Scalia’s remarks are so out of line that they would be immediately rejected by the American Street. I, on the other hand, think the Street is more likely to agree with Scalia than the appeaseniks of Old Media.

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