The conservative attorney ate Wallace for lunch yesterday, the highlight of Sunday’s TV news programs.
Olson, one of the prominent lawyers who successfully fought for the overturning of California’s Proposition 8, appeared on Fox News Sunday to discussed Senior District Judge Vaughn Walker’s historic ruling last week that declared that Prop. 8 was unconstitutional.
Wallace kept asking Olson the usual right-wing talking points opposing marriage equality, and one by one Olson repudiated the phony arguments.
It was a slam dunk for Olson.
The classic moment came when Wallace likened same-sex marriage to abortion and pointed out that marriage equality was being decided on a state-by-state basis. Olson was ready to pounce on that one.
“Would you like Fox’s right to free press put up to a vote and say, well, if five states approved it, let’s wait till the other 45 states do? These are fundamental constitutional rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees Fox News and you, Chris Wallace, the right to speak. It’s in the Constitution. And the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the denial of our citizens of the equal rights to equal access to justice under the law is a violation of our fundamental rights.”