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MEDIA/DNC NICKNAME 'SCALITO' SEEN AS ETHNICALLY INSENSITIVE
Mon Oct 31 2005 08:42:57 ET

Before Judge Samuel Alito was even officially announced as President Bush?s next Supreme Court nominee, he met a wave of racial discrimination from numerous corners of the mainstream media and the Democrat Party. Because of Judge Alito?s conservative and Italian-American background he is often been compared to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and has been nicknamed by the mainstream media ?Scalito.?

This morning, on CNN?s AMERICAN MORNING host Soledad O?Brien said, ?we've heard the nickname ?Scalito??. which is of course combining the Scalia, Justice Scalia and Alito. Let?s talk a little bit about their similarities.?

On CBS?EARLY SHOW host Harry Smith claimed: ?[Our next guest] will be on to talk about Alito, who some people are calling ?Scalito? because of his close resemblance to Antonin Scalia at least ideologically.?

Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee sent out talking points this morning titled: ?Judge ?Scalito? Has Long History Of States Rights, Anti-Civil Rights, And Anti-Immigrant Rulings.? More from the DNC?s anti-Italian American talkers: ?Alito is often referred to as ?Judge Scalito? because of his adherence to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?s right-wing judicial philosophy.?

One outraged Republican strategist claimed, ?If Alito were a liberal there would be no way Democrats and Washington?s media elite would use such a ethnically insensitive nickname. Italian-Americans should not have to face these types of derogatory racial slurs in 21st century America.?

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