Drew Holden writes for the Washington Free Beacon about mainstream media outlets’ fascination with the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest member.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson had essentially no impact during this year’s Supreme Court term, and she made a number of high-profile errors. Yet according to the mainstream media, Jackson’s debut on the High Court was nothing less than a historic tour de force.

The media began gushing over Jackson even before President Joe Biden nominated her to the Supreme Court last year, fulfilling his campaign pledge to pick a black woman for the job.

Now, the media are marveling at Jackson’s stunning and brave “voice”—even if her influence on the conservative-dominated Court remains “at the margins,” as the New York Times delicately puts it.

The Times: “In Her First Term, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘Came to Play’”:

“The first Black female member of the Supreme Court wasted no time in finding her footing, asserting herself in dissents, alliances and questions from the bench.” …

Any mention of glaring weaknesses in Jackson’s decisions was almost entirely relegated to right-leaning media—even when the justice got basic facts wrong, as happened last week. …

… Wall Street Journal: “Justice Jackson’s Incredible Statistic”

“Even Supreme Court justices are known to be gullible. In a dissent from last week’s ruling against racial preferences in college admissions, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson enumerated purported benefits of ‘diversity’ in education. ‘It saves lives,’ she asserts. ‘For high-risk Black newborns, having a Black physician more than doubles the likelihood that the baby will live.’

“A moment’s thought should be enough to realize that this claim is wildly implausible.” …

… Ben Shapiro: “The best proof that affirmative action elevates the unqualified to high office are the recent dissents from Ketanji Brown Jackson and Sonia Sotomayor.”

Meanwhile, the media are amplifying calls to remove the Supreme Court’s other black justice, whose decades of conservative jurisprudence paved the way for many of this term’s most significant rulings.