NPR makes up a story and then the rest of the DC leftist hive runs with it. You could write a headline like that every day of the week.

FNC: “Fox News’ Shannon Bream reported Tuesday on ‘Special Report’ that NPR’s reporting was ‘not accurate,’ according to a source, saying there was never a request by Roberts for everyone to wear masks, Sotomayor never made such a request to Gorsuch and Gorsuch never refused to wear a mask. On Wednesday, Gorsuch and Sotomayor issued an unprecedented joint statement declaring the NPR’s story ‘false.’ ”

“Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends,” the statement from both justices read.

Roberts flatly contradicted NPR’s reporting, stating, “I did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench.” But who cares about facts? Left wing media just made them up.

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Here’s the lie that started the kerfuffle. “Now, though, the situation had changed with the omicron surge, and according to court sources, Sotomayor did not feel safe in close proximity to people who were unmasked,” NPR’s Nina Totenberg wrote. “Chief Justice John Roberts, understanding that, in some form asked the other justices to mask up. They all did. Except Gorsuch, who, as it happens, sits next to Sotomayor on the bench. His continued refusal since then has also meant that Sotomayor has not attended the justices’ weekly conference in person, joining instead by telephone.” Absolute fiction. So, of course, the Left backed it up.

“So glad I voted no on this jerk,” MSNBC analyst Claire McCaskill wrote, recalling her tenure as a Democrat senator. “What kind of guy does this? I could tell in my meeting with him that he thought he was better than everyone else, more important, smarter. Ugh.” So parrots Claire the sheepeople.

“I really can’t get over how damn rude and inconsiderate this is,” CNN contributor Ana Navarro reacted. “Jeesh. It’s not like she was asking him for a kidney. I’d like to think most people would be decent enough to make the minor sacrifice of wearing a mask to protect a colleague with a medical precondition.” We really can’t get over how gullible you are.

“Confirmation of what we already knew. Whatever you think about masks, Gorsuch, who sits next to Sotomayor at work, just decided to be a d— to a colleague,” The Nation correspondent Elie Mystal eloquently wrote.

“As I wrote in @TheAlantic recently, there are two pandemics right now – the virus itself and the pandemic of selfishness,” The Atlantic contributing writer Jemele Hill tweeted. All lies and they knew it.