Does Media Matters oppose the Sotomayor nomination?

Via The Corner at NRO, here’s a press release from the leftist propaganda outfit Media Matters for America:

Greetings,

I wanted to make sure you had seen Media Matters’ latest research on five major newspapers reporting on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ opening statement at the confirmation hearing of Judge Sonia Sotomayor without noting that in 1986, Sessions’ nomination as a U.S. district court judge was rejected following allegations that Sessions had a history of making racially charged comments.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like additional information.

Jessica Levin
Press Secretary
Media Matters for America

Judge Sotomayor has a history of making racially charged comments which is much clearer than the allegations made by opponents of Sessions’ nomination at his Senate hearing in 1986. So is Media Matters calling for the Senate to reject Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court on that basis? Or are they simply attempting to smear any opponents of her nomination? Of course this is a rhetorical question.

The same question could be asked of senators who voted against Sessions, but plan to vote for Sotomayor.

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