Dear editor, 

In her Oct. 5 letter, "Kavanaugh will make an excellent justice," Chrys Holley incorrectly quotes Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg as saying, "she and her husband would move to New Zealand if President Donald J. Trump were elected." Holley then goes on to ask, "Should she still serve not having kept her word?"

Holley is referencing New York Times reporter Adam Liptak’s interview with Justice Ginsburg in July 2016, which he wrote about in a Times column on July 10, 2016. In his column, Liptak writes as follows: 

"It reminded her of something her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, tax lawyer who died in 2010, would have said. ‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’ Justice Ginsburg said, smiling ruefully."

Now, doesn’t that sound like (1) Ginsburg is saying something she thinks her husband would say, if he were still alive, and (2) something Ginsburg probably said in jest? 

In her March 1, 2015 Viewpoint column in The Pensacola News Journal, Holley falsely accused President Obama of writing "I will stand with the Muslims" on page 261 of his book "The Audacity of Hope." No such phrase appears anywhere in Obama’s book. (You would think that no one in their right mind would write such an accusation without checking its authenticity, right? Don’t bet on it.) So, I ask you: "Should the news media still publish Holley’s letters after she told us a lie in her 2015 Viewpoint column? How many lies, and half-truths does one have to tell before it becomes obvious there’s no credibility there?



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