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August 05, 2005

Kossite Takes Over Times

I figured wacked-out Kossites would go after Judge Roberts' kids, not the NY Times:

NY TIMES INVESTIGATES ADOPTION RECORDS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE'S CHILDREN

**Exclusive**

The NEW YORK TIMES is looking into the adoption records of the children of Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate the status of adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals.

Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants.

Both children were adopted from Latin America.

A TIMES insider claims the look into the adoption papers are part of the paper's "standard background check."

Bill Borders, NYT senior editor, explains: "Our reporters made initial inquiries about the adoptions, as they did about many other aspects of his background. They did so with great care, understanding the sensitivity of the issue."

Roberts’ young son Jack delighted millions of Americans during his father’s Supreme Court nomination announcement ceremony when he wouldn’t stop dancing while the President and his father spoke to a national television audience.

Previously the WASHINGTON POST Style section had published a story criticizing the outfits Mrs. Roberts had them wear at the announcement ceremony.

One top Washington official with knowledge of the NEW YORK TIMES action declared: “Trying to pry into the lives of the Roberts’ family like this is despicable. Children’s lives should be off limits. The TIMES is putting politics over fundamental decency.”

One top Republican official when told of the situation was incredulous. “This can’t possibly be true?”


The Times' public editor Joe Plambeck is already on the case and got a response from editor-in-chief Bill Keller. The Times is being "particularly sensitive" since Keller adopted kids too. That sounds like a racist claiming some of his best friends are black.

Nothing surprises me anymore. It's still amazing a reporter's first instinct (i.e. "initial inquiries") is to what can be found on a public figure's kids. I'm still waiting for the illegal immigrant rumors to start flying. Hopefully that sad excuse for a paper will make everything (except the book review) subscription. Then we can forget about the Grey Lady.

"New York Times Investigates Adoption Records of John Roberts Children"

Posted by Sean Hackbarth in Law at 12:13 AM | Comments (1)