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Fox News on SCOTUS Ruling: Scalia Is 'Not a Good Loser'

Fox News on SCOTUS Ruling: Scalia Is 'Not a Good Loser'


The conservative news network seems surprised at the Justice's vitriol in his dissent.

Today, the homepage of the Fox News website looked quite similar to CNN or MSNBC. The conservative news outlet announced the Supreme Court marriage ruling establishing national marriage equality, and called it "HISTORIC."

Surprisingly, even Fox News commentators were taken back by the seething anger in Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent in the ruling. "The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic," Scalia wrote. "Hubris is something defined as overbearing pride."Foxnews_0

Fox News Supreme Court reporter Shannon Bream was asked if she's ever seen any kinds of dissents with this much "animosity" and "anger." Bream admitted that Scalia is known for his fiery, flowery language.

Bream then reads part of Scalia's dissent, where the justice says that the ruling in effect says marriage in the U.S. between 1776 and 2004, when same-sex marriage was not legal anywhere in the country, meant the institution must have been patently unconstitutional. Scalia also believes now that the ruling insinuates anyone who doesn't believe in marriage equality is a bigot. "Those people are now being told they stand against the constitution," Scalia wrote.

Bream then offered her opinion: "Justice Scalia is not a good loser, he's not a quiet loser, if he is a passionate about something you won't have to doubt that at all."

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