The Washington Post, a social justice smear tabloid owned by Amazon’s CEO, bizarrely decided to run a piece blaming the “Trump Internet” for the media’s willful misreporting of the Covington Catholic case.
“A viral story spread. The mainstream media rushed to keep up. The Trump Internet pounced” is the headline of the Paul Farhi/ Abby Ohlheiser piece.
The framing is familiar.
When the media gets caught lying or a Democrat is caught committing a crime, then it’s spun as “Republicans pounce on X” or “Conservatives take advantage of the opportunity to…”.
Beyond the obvious projection is the inherent admission that the media sees itself as the messaging arm of the Left.
But the Washington Post piece is particularly egregious in that it claims that its reporters were the victims of a viral story that they couldn’t bother fact checking and that conservative social media fact checking media lies was some sort of entrapment.
When you lie and get caught lying, it’s not entrapment. Nobody forced the Washington Post to jump on this bandwagon. It chose to do so because of its toxic politics.
“As the story picked up speed on social media, a Washington Post editor assigned reporters to cover it. At about 3 p.m. on Saturday, one reporter spoke to Phillips about what happened. Others called the Catholic school and the local diocese, looking for a statement from someone who could represent the students in the video. The reporters weren’t aware of a critical third element in the scene: the Hebrew Israelites who had been taunting the high school boys moments before the viral video began.”
Why weren’t they aware of it?
Are the same intrepid reporters who can seem to get inside information from the Mueller coup and the Trump administration somehow unable to do the same basic legwork that people on Twitter can?
Read the full story from Front Page Mag
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