Suck It, Jeffrey Rosen

Earlier this month we were totally unimpressed by Jeffrey Rosen’s hatchet job of Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Brief summary: “Anonymous sources tell me that prominent female minority member may not deserve her success. Oh, and she’s probably bitchy and uppity, too.”

When pretty much all of the blogosphere excoriated Rosen for his sloppy / biased reporting (our favorite response here), Rosen defended himself by saying, essentially, “What’s the problem? My unidentified sources really do think she’s dumb. Cross my heart.”

This morning President Obama nominated Judge Sotomayor to fill departing Justice Souter’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s the video of the announcement. And Jeffrey Rosen can suck it.

Amanda and Kate


  1. Well, but you know that only morons graduate summa cum laude from Princeton and edit the Yale Law Review. This is gonna be fun.

  2. I saw in the haze of 3am reading, in either Post or NYTimes, that Rosen's "excuse" is now something along the lines of "I'm distressed by the headline.." or "I"m aggrieved that it was taken this way…" It woke me up at that point. I nearly bit through my nightguard. Now, it's too late to check if it was JR as thunderstorms about to begin (in SSpring anyway) & knock out PEPCO "power." So if I'm wrong about it, I'm distressed about inaccuracy. But here's something that's accurate, for sure. Rosen is a jerk. And that's the nicest thing I can think of to say about him.

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