As much as the Washington Post wants America to believe it’s an unbiased medium, the newspaper just can’t seem to pass on an opportunity to bash Republican standout Sarah Palin.
Amid the news of rival biker gangs battling it out at a Waco, Texas, restaurant, the Post published an article on the Lone Star State’s legislature debating a bill that would expand the rights of licensed gun owners to openly carry weapons in public — and somehow managed to make Palin a part of the story.
The article, “White bikers, black thugs: Why Texas looked to relax gun laws after biker shootout,” was written by Post reporter Janell Ross.
Looking to distract from the epidemic of black-on-black crime in urban America — itself a testament to a half-century of failed liberal policies — Ross cited social media and snarky references to “white on white crime.”
“Pictures of Sarah Palin and in leather biker gear popped up along below tweets about ‘radical white politicians, who ‘coddle,’ and commune with, ‘thugs,'” she wrote.
Post reporter Chris Cillizza posted the article on Twitter, along with a photo of the former governor of Alaska sporting a motorcyle helmet and surrounded by bikers.
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) May 19, 2015
Hardy har har.
The photo was taken in 2011 when Palin participated in the “Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom” bike ride in Washington, D.C. — a charity event for veterans.
Unfortunately, while the left loves to hate Palin, Cillizza seemed to forget that there’s a legion of supporters more than willing to come to Palin’s defense — not that she needs the assist.
Here’s a sampling of the responses, as seen on Twitter:
*Caution: Strong Language
@TheFix seriously ??? posting this pic of Palin under that tweet headline is effed up not too mention misleading.
— Red Pickle (@redsoutrage) May 19, 2015
@TheFix Really? When was Sarah Palin involved in a shootout? That one’s borderline, man.
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) May 19, 2015
— Jimmy Tusheets (@JimmyTusheets) May 19, 2015
@TheFix What does Sarah Palin have to do with Waco fight? This is below even you.
— WashingtonDame (@Fantine21) May 20, 2015
@TheFix Wow, you are completely classless….
— Mike Davis (@Minizorg) May 20, 2015
@TheFix Palin supporting Rolling Thunder. They are men who had to do things that would make someone like you wet yourself.
— Bryan Bentley (@BryanBentleyMI) May 20, 2015
@TheFix You exemplify why media no longer trusted. You couldn’t he truthful if you tried.
— Me, Myself & I, I, I (@LifeOnAHorse) May 20, 2015
@TheFix Mrs. Palin is as much a “biker” as you are a “journalist”.
— Cliff Cantine (@CliffCantine) May 20, 2015
- Mayor Bowser claims D.C. had ‘one night of rioting’ last summer during Senate hearing - June 23, 2021
- AOC proves she ‘really sucks at math’ when responding to Dems’ failed power grab - June 23, 2021
- Tucker pities Joy Reid’s parents in stinging rebuke of the angry ‘bigot’ she became: ‘This is what you get?’ - June 23, 2021