Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The strange twist on "Activist Judges"...

Fox News recently did an article about "activist judges" which finally sets the record straight about the term.

"There is no such thing as an activist judge," said FOX News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, who served as a New Jersey superior court judge from 1987 to 1995.

"An activist judge is one whose ruling you disagree with. And if you agree with what the judge has done, you call them heroic and intelligent and honest. If you disagree with them, you call them activists."

That's it right there in a nutshell! It's purely a political term!

So why did it take Fox News this long to set the record straight? I mean the term has been spewed for so long by the conservative that it almost became an entry in Webster's Dictionary!

Well it could quite well do with the fact that the liberals started using the term to decry Bush Junior's judicial nominees.

Oh yeah, there was no problem whatsoever with the term so long as the CONSERVATIVES were wielding the term. As long as Tom DeLay was using the term to try to impeach some sitting judges, it was completely fine and dandy for Fox News. But the minute the liberals borrow the term for their own purposes, THEN it's time for a clarification! THEN it's time to tell people what an "activist judge" really is! THEN it's time to tell people that the term is just a political catchphrase.

If people were looking for a conservative bias in Fox News, I think you may have finally found hints of it here.

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