Appearing on “The Daily Show” Thursday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called Justice Antonin Scalia a “troll” for describing part of the Voting Rights Act as a “perpetuation of racial entitlement” during Supreme Court oral arguments this week.
“It’s weird to see Antonin Scalia in person,” Maddow told Jon Stewart. “He’s a troll. He’s saying this for effect. He knows it’s offensive, and he knows he’s going to get a gasp from the courtroom which he got. And he loves it. He’s like the guy in your blog comment thread who’s using the n-word. … He’s that kind of guy.”
She called him a “troll who loves to make people mad.”
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