Headline RoundupJune 11th, 2024

Justice Alito Comments on Politics, Religion in Secret Recording

Summary from the AllSides News Team

At the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual dinner last week, liberal activist Lauren Windsor secretly recorded Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Key Quote: When Windsor said she didn’t believe conservatives could “negotiate with the left in the way that needs to happen for polarization to end," Alito said, “I think you’re probably right. One side or the other is going to win. I mean, there can be a way of working — a way of living together peacefully, but it’s difficult, you know, because there are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised. They really can’t be compromised. So it’s not like you are going to split the difference."

For Context: Windsor was posing as a religious conservative to "shed light" on Supreme Court ethics issues. She provided the recording exclusively to Rolling Stone (Left bias).

How the Media Covered it: Left-rated outlets covered the story more and tended to frame Alito's remarks negatively. Some right-rated sources framed Windsor's behavior as unethical. Sources across the political spectrum also noted Justice Alito's recent flag controversy.

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