Networks Hid the Truth on ‘Moderate’ Merrick Garland: He’s a RADICAL

All three network newscasts this week buried the move by radical Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate and harass parents who speak out on issues like Critical Race Theory at school board meetings across the country. A Justice Department memo slimed those challenging CRT and other issues as possibly being part of an insurgent “violent” effort to “intimidate” schools. 

And while it shouldn’t be shocking that ABC, CBS and NBC are hiding these extreme actions by the Biden White House, they do expose just how corrupt the media have been in describing Garland from the very start. 

Barack Obama appointed Garland as the United States Supreme Court’s replacement for conservative icon Antonin Scalia in March 2016. The networks immediately attempted to spin him as a “moderate” or “centrist.” On March 16, 2016, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt lectured viewers, “The President has nominated federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland,Considered moderate, to replace the late conservative Justice, the late Antonin Scalia.” 



Correspondent Pete Williams assured viewers, “On the bench, he’s been a moderate.” On that day’s World News Tonight, correspondent Terry Moran insisted, “As a judge, Garland is It is known for being a moderate. on the appeals court, though he would tip the balance of the Supreme Court by replacing staunch conservative Antonin Scalia.”

The 17 March 2016 CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford attempted to calm Americans worried about Garland’s liberalism:

Garland is considered moderate. a centrist.But, I’m not referring to him as being liberal. However, he is by no means a flame-thrower liberal.. You’ll also see that the White House argues the President isn’t going as far as the other groups of left-leaning parties would have liked.

On the 16th of March, it was the day before CBS Evening News, Crawford offered a reassuring word salad, describing the nominee as “a moderate liberal who builds consensus.” On the same show, Margaret Brennan repeated soothing Democratic talking points: “The White House thinks the American public is on its side and hopes Garland’s sterling legal credentials and moderate political record will persuade some Republicans.” 

MSNBC got into the act as host Ari Melber pretended that Garland is “what many call a judicial minimalist.” 

Garland’s Justice Department memo on Monday came as a result of the deeply political National School Boards Association comparing parents to “domestic terrorists.” 

As NewsBusters Deputy Managing Editor Nicholas Fondacaro explained on Wednesday, the networks this week were silent as parents pushed back on the “domestic terrorism” smear. However, on the 30th of September and 1st October 2010, there was no such thing.CBS Evening News and NBC’s TodayThe effort to call protesters terrorists was exaggerated. Jeff Pegues, CBS Homeland Security correspondent cheered. 

Writing to President Biden, the National School Boards Association asked for help investigating the violent incidents and suggested the FBI monitor threats to board members likening these ‘heinous actions’ to ‘domestic terrorism.’    

Garland is the same AG who is suing Texas in opposition to the state’s new pro-life legislation. Georgia’s voting law is being sued by his Justice Department. Garland is a partisan Democrat, determined to implement his liberal agenda. Yet, the networks in 2016 tried to sell Americans a Supreme Court nominee who was a non-offensive “moderate.” Keep that in mind the next time they insist to you some Democrat is a centrist. 

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