This is going to be a massive blog! Where to start.... Michael is connecting several stories today. First, NPR Reporter, Nina Totenberg, wrote an awkward article that criticizes Justice Gorsuch for not wearing a mask when Justice Sotomayor has diabetes and worried about the virus. Read the article here. That's not the end. Chief Justice Roberts pushed back and Justice Sotomayor herself was surprised.
“Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us,” Sotomayor and Gorsuch said in the statement. “It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends.”
That statement did not address the key question of whether Roberts had asked the justices to wear masks. It denied that Sotomayor herself had asked Gorsuch to wear a mask, which is not what NPR reported.
With questions mounting, the court released an additional statement from Roberts later Wednesday, in which the chief justice said he “did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench.”
Before Roberts’ statement was released, an NPR spokesman told CNBC that the outlet stands by its story.
Edelman has the Trust Top 10. Michael used current stories to connect to the distrust Americans are feeling. You can read their full report for 2022 here. Even the World Economics Forum shared this short video about people trusting their employer over the government, journalists, and social media.
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