Initial coverage of O'Connor retirement on CNN & Fox News offered no commentary from Democrats


In their initial coverage of the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, both CNN and Fox News presented commentary from a host of conservative and Republican voices but no commentary from progressives or Democrats.

Between 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. ET, the guests on Fox News discussing O'Connor's retirement included:

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)
Robert Bork, former District of Columbia Circuit Court judge
William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard
Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard
C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel for President George H.W. Bush
Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY)

Over the same time period, CNN's guests included:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Edwin Meese, former attorney general for President Ronald Reagan

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Government, Nominations & Appointments, The Judiciary
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