NY Times Hails ‘Ninja Warrior’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nurturing Silly Liberal Meme

NewsBusters | 5/14/2018 | Staff
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Underlining how the liberal worldview has soaked through every section of the newspaper, reporter Melanie Ryzik has a full-page spread in Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section, “The Supreme Court’s Ninja Warrior – Ruth Bader Ginsburg uses her popularity for fun and progress.”

The paper has carefully nurtured the liberal meme of Justice Ginsburg as superheroine. It already covered this silliness in February, when the paper’s Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak descended into the pop-culture hagiography, under the headline “24 Years on the Bench, and Still Putting Them in the Seats.” The online headline provided the nickname her Millennial fans have given the Justice: “On Tour With Notorious R.B.G., Judicial Rock Star.” Yet Sunday's headline may exceed that one for silliness.

Ryzik - Breathless - Tone - Queen

Ryzik took a breathless tone to hail the new liberal queen:

No one knew when, or even how or where, Ruth Bader Ginsburg would pop up. The Supreme Court justice was due at a screening here of “RBG,” a new documentary chronicling her exemplary life. But she was not tied to the night’s tightly scripted schedule -- at some point she would just appear, “like a ninja,” an organizer said.

Theater - Naval - Heritage - Center - Crowd

Gathered in a theater at the Naval Heritage Center, the crowd was amped. There were lawmakers (progressive Democrats and a smattering of conservatives); the justice’s family, friends and former law clerks; her colleague Justice Stephen Breyer; and self-described fan girls and boys.

“I just love how she takes no **** from anybody,” said Kerri Sheehan, a 49-year-old video producer, who wore a T-shirt printed, Warhol-style, with the justice’s face. “There’s no sugarcoating.”

Justice - Bodyguards - Audience - Ovation - Seat

When the justice arrived, bodyguards encircling her, the audience gave her a standing ovation, then hushed until she claimed her seat. She wore her...
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