ProPublica spent nearly a year dragging Thomas through the mud for a number of allegations but failed to investigate any leftist justices.
Originally published at the Federalist (Jan. 17, 2024)
ProPublica, the left’s favorite “unbiased” investigative journalism group, spent the better part of 2023 harassing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas over alleged ethics violations but was absent at the wheel when it came to investigating the real dirt hidden by “progressive” Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Most will recall ProPublica’s savage campaign to accuse Thomas of corruption, taking “lavish” trips funded by court influencers, and spinning insider deals — all of which were later dismissed as superfluous claims meant to damage Thomas’ reputation.
Then the news broke in December that his colleague on the court, Justice Jackson, may have intentionally omitted payments to her husband on her past financial disclosures. ProPublica spent nearly a year dragging Thomas through the mud for a number of allegations but failed to expose any other “abuses of power” by leftist justices.
Why did ProPublica leave other justices who were presumably easy targets alone? Well, they are the attack arm of the Democrat Party and presumably shun friendly fire.
Recall that ProPublica claims to “expose abuses of power” on both sides of the political aisle. In reality, the group only hunts down abusers who hold conservative values, as I discuss in my recent deep-dive exposing ProPublica’s bias. My study puts a real figure to that long-held suspicion: ProPublica is 23 times more likely to target conservatives than liberals, after an exhaustive survey of the group’s political reporting. Just don’t expect them to admit it.
Read the rest at the Federalist