You know, if Samuel Alito is confirmed as the next Justice of the Supreme Court, he will be making decisions about freedom of speech, the rights of the accused, the scope of government powers under the commerce clause, the elements of procedural due process, eminent domain, the war on drugs, guns, commerce clause issues affecting online trade, and a whole bunch of other things. It’s all pretty important stuff.
But none of that matters. All we’ll hear about during the confirmation is Abortion.
It’s an emotional issue for a lot of people (which makes for “Good Television”), you can count on both sides to show some really bad behavior (which makes for even better television), and it doesn’t take a lot of research to do a news report. So that’s all the media will talk about: Abortion, abortion, abortion.
And more abortion.