Monday was day one of the new session of the Supreme Court and the liberal media were absolutely terrified by what ruling could come from the conservative majority when it came to the right to life and Second Amendment rights. CBS and NBC both attempted to stir their viewers into sharing their fright as they warned that abortions could be outlawed and people could carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home.
“Tonight, the Supreme Court began its new term, one that could be the most consequential in a generation, with abortion rights topping the agenda,” announced CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell at the top of the segment as legal correspondent Jan Crawford delivered the story.
Both networks invoked the same fearmongering tactic of declaring “what’s at stake” this session with the conservative majority:
CRAWFORD: As the Supreme Court returned to the bench for its new session —
CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: And the October 2021 term is now convened.
CRAWFORD: — Protesters left no doubt what’s at stake. The most significant challenge to Roe v. Wade in a generation. The case asking the justices to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks.
“With Justice Amy Coney Barrett replacing liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, abortion opponents are hoping that’s exactly what happens,” Crawford said after commiserating with an abortion provider in Jackson, Mississippi.
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And after warning that conservative states were prepping their own laws that defended the right to life, she touted the “polls showing public opinion of the court has declined.”
Of course, these polls have been driven by the liberal media’s relentless attacks and smears against the conservatives on the court, which came after they suggested President Trump’s criticisms of the court were a threat to democracy.
Over on NBC Nightly News, Justice correspondent Pete Williams also wanted to fret about “what’s at stake.” “In a dramatic show of what’s at stake, demonstrators took to the streets nationwide over the weekend, most of them urging the Supreme Court and Congress to protect existing abortion rights,” he said.
After doing his own fearmongering about what could happen to Roe v. Wade, Williams noted: “The court will also decide whether the Second Amendment provides a right to carry a gun outside the house, and whether states can block giving public tuition money to schools offering religious education.”
And if his intentions weren’t clear enough, Williams also included a soundbite from the court’s first session of an unidentified woman declaring “God save the United States and this honorable court,” with the sound of a gavel following.
And while ABC didn’t do a segment directly about the Supreme Court, correspondent Linsey Davis sought out Shelly Thornton, or “Baby Roe” to get her opinion on the issue of abortion. But unfortunately for Davis, Thornton will not share her position so as not to be used by either side.
This fearmongering and animus for the conservative justices was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Neutrogena on CBS and Progressive on NBC. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund.
LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.