Yesterday, Samuel “The Justice” Alito dissed Tony “T” Soprano and Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri. Of course, it’s a bit ‘safer’ to do it now ----since Tony and Company are off the air.
The U.S. Supreme Court Justice, born in Trenton and who had lived in Caldwell [not too far from the Sopranos himself] criticized the HBO and 'The Sopranos' for Italian-American stereotypes.
Justice Alito said at Rutgers, “You have a trifecta - gangsters, Italian-Americans, New Jersey - wedded in the popular American imagination.” The Justice was speaking to a student group about the many unfair stereotypes of Italians in the United States. His program focused on how the chronicling of Italian-Americans' journey must be preserved as to its testament to the “true nature as a nation of immigrants."
On the Supreme Court, Justice Alito has often sided with another New Jersey born and bred Trentonian, Antonin Scalia. But, no one can deny that Justice Alito hands ‘justice’ a bit differently than Tony Soprano.