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Major media outlets quickly passed over the alleged would-be assassin of a Supreme Court justice as they moved to coverage of the Thursday public hearing that will disclose the findings of the January 6 committee investigating the Capitol riot.
Conservatives on social media were quick to point out Thursday morning that the front pages of the print editions of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today did not highlight the incident above the fold or did not include the story at all.
USA Today featured a story on the Uvalde families and survivors of the mass shooting. The Chicago Tribune and the New York Times zoned in on the January 6 hearing. And the Los Angeles Times highlighted President Joe Biden’s trip to Los Angeles.
In small font at the bottom of their front pages, The New York Times mentioned “Arrest Near Home Of Justice” and The Los Angeles Times mentioned “Man arrested at home of justice.”
No mention of the assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the front pages of USA Today or the Chicago Tribune.
The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times hid the news on the bottom of the page in small font.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 9, 2022
The news that’s barely fit to print pic.twitter.com/QksrwZQJdK
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 9, 2022
Police arrested Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland, in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday. He was near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Roske told authorities that he was upset about the “leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas,” indicating that “he believed the Justice that he intended to kill would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws.”
“Roske stated that he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice’s Montgomery County address on the Internet,” the affidavit said. “Roske further indicated that he had purchased the Glock pistol and other items for the purpose of breaking into the Justice’s residence and killing the Justice as well as himself.”
It is not immediately clear whether the Kavanaugh family was at home when this incident occurred. The FBI would not comment further to The Daily Wire on the Kavanaugh family’s whereabouts.