um, and why would adding more justices “destroy” scotus?
GOP stripped SCOTUS of a seat for 14 months 2016-2017.

so, yeah.....
and oh yeah, when they assumed Trump would lose in 2016, GOP senators announced they would block ANY Court nominee from Clinton

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12 Oct
1/ quick thread on media obsession over "court packing" which is a straight up GOP talking point;…
2/ There's a reason Fox News uses the phrase "packing the courts" nearly ten times as often as CNN and MSNBC, according to TVeyes
3/ "Expanding the courts" is a more accurate description of what might take place during the next Democratic administration.
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12 Oct
this is stunning

CNN has literally aired every Trump sentence uttered live and in full for the last 4 yrs.

but CNN is not airing every word of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing
forget every word....CNN isn't airing the hearings at all right now.
every WH press briefing
every Trump pandemic briefing
every Trump gaggle
every Trump "chopper talk"

every sentence Trump speaks treated by CNN as BREAKING NEWS

but SCOTUS hearing? meh
Read 4 tweets
12 Oct
my latest—that’s GOP spin;…
“Meanwhile, much of the "packing" coverage gets the history wrong, by repeating GOP claims that the Court "has had nine seats for 150 years”

This is false”
“For more than a year, between February 2016 and April 2017, the Supreme Court only had eight Justices because Republicans refused to hold hearings for Garland — Republicans effectively stripped the Court of one its seats. “
Read 4 tweets
9 Oct
Q: why don’t they come out and say it?
I honestly don’t understand
the President of the United States is a madman but the NYT can’t say that.....because??
Read 4 tweets
8 Oct
it was pure Beltway elite fantasy that Trump was going to show for three debates and not act like a lunatic;…
a defining failure of Trump era;
“When one of the two candidates opts out of the real world and occupies an alternative universe where the Covid-19 virus will soon "disappear" from America, at that point, the debates no longer serve any real purpose”
Read 4 tweets
6 Oct
.my latest—let’s tell the truth;…
“Today, there are two truths in play: Trump fits the textbook definition of  a psychopath, and newsrooms don’t want to touch that story.”
“Why has Trump's emotional instability become the third rail of American journalism, a topic so dangerous that it cannot be touched as a news story?”
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