Brilliant legal scholar and classical liberal Alan Dershowitz has always been consistent and balanced when weighing in on a range of issues. This, however, doesn't sit well with most members of the Left, however, given their aversion to honesty.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner Monday, Dershowitz even revealed that the New York Times -- an outlet usually keen on running his articles -- refused to accept his recent piece in which he concludes that President Trump was likely not trying to obstruct justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey. The Examiner summarizes Dershowitz' remarks:
The widely known legal commentator and cable news fixture said he remains a "liberal Hillary Clinton supporter," but said after reading an op-ed in the Times that argued Trump could be charged for criminal conduct in Comey's firing, he reached out in June to the paper to present an opposing view.
"I said that I thought the readers of the New York Times were entitled to hear or read the other side of the issue whether there were crimes committed," said Dershowitz, a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School. "And I really do think The New York Times does not want its readers to hear an alternative point of view on the issue of whether or not Trump administration is committing crimes."
Dershowitz said he attempted to reach the opinion page editor and deputy editor without success. He said he wants to "get out in the liberal media" but that his opinion is "not the narrative they're pushing."
Dershowitz said that other publications have run op-eds on both sides of issues related to the Trump family and potentially criminal conduct but that that the Times "has been pretty one-sided." A spokesperson for the Times said it's the paper's policy not to discuss the editorial process for op-ed submissions.
Last weekend during an interview with Fox News, Dershowitz took umbrage with Democrats' claim that Donald Trump Jr. acted criminally when he met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign season.
Dershowitz has since noted that he is being shunned from outlets like the NY Times.
"It's not that I'm not credentialed," he argued. "It's that I don't have the right point of view."