No one wins when judges adopt the rhetoric of the 24-hour news cycle. In political debates, accusing an opponent of political correctness is a way to draw applause without saying anything of substance. When such anti-PC language makes its way into judicial opinions, it does not make the judge's legal conclusion any more right or wrong. It does, however, reinforce the insidious narrative that judges are mere politicians in robes. To readers who agree with the complaining judge, his anti-PC rhetoric implies that other judges are bowing to political winds. Readers who disagree with the complaining judge, however, are more likely to see him as the political partisan. Crying "political correctness" is a method of polarization, without persuasion.