The Washington Post, once a venerated bastion of objective journalism, has devolved into a leftist propaganda wing of the Democratic party.
The only problem is, its attempt to hurt the GOP keeps blowing up in its face. In its latest self-destructive salvo, the Post tried to blame an obscure conservative radio host for leftist gunman James Hodgkinson‘s attempted assassination of Congressman Steve Scalise and other GOP lawmakers.
In a piece entitled “In Alexandria shooter’s hometown, rage-filled radio host channels middle America’s inner frustration,” the Washington Post’s Peter Holley feebly attempted to tie Hodgkinson’s shooting rampage to the rhetoric spewed by bigoted radio host Bob Romanik.
Romanik is a controversial shock jock from Belleville, Illinois, the former hometown of James Hodgkinson. Predictably, the Washington Post offered NO EVIDENCE that Hodgkinson ever listened to Bob Romanik, or even knew who he was.
When reached for comment, Romanik — who most people have never heard of — tried to showboat for his 15 minutes of fame by bragging, “I can’t say for sure if this Hodgkinson guy listened to me, but he probably did.”
This is what passes for a Washington Post “news” article these days? “He probably did.” The article was so inane that a political editor from leftist website BuzzFeed was disgusted.
“What’s the point of this?” Katherine Miller tweeted. “The shooter hated Trump and there’s no indication in the story he listened to this pro-Trump host.”
What's the point of this? The shooter hated Trump and there's no indication in the story he listened to this pro-Trump host. https://t.co/7mb4nLIjT6
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) July 8, 2017
It’s common knowledge that James Hodgkinson was a volunteer for Bernie Sanders‘ campaign and an avowed fan of left-wing cable news network MSNBC. His favorite was Rachel Maddow.
If anything, the deranged gunman was baptized and radicalized by left-wing media. But don’t tell WaPo that, since it’s too busy spinning imaginary fairy tales.
Not surprisingly, the Post was trashed for its ridiculous, transparent, and unsuccessful attempt to blame conservative media for Hodgkinson’s attempted assassination of Republican lawmakers.
Meanwhile, Congressman Steve Scalise remains in intensive care after being shot in the hip in June.
Revision of year: WP suggests, without evidence, Alexandria shooter was inspired by right-wing bigoted radio talker. https://t.co/97tHJDrofH
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 8, 2017
This article is pure shit and low even by your basement standards
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) July 8, 2017
I'm honestly not sure I've ever seen one article (and tweet) that so neatly encapsulates why Americans by and large loathe the MSM. https://t.co/x5tuYjWhdY
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) July 8, 2017
This is so dumb.
A. The shooter was a Bernie Sanders supporter and fan of Maddow
B. Nobody outside of St. Louis knows who that is.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) July 8, 2017
Even when a leftist is to blame, the media will blame the right. https://t.co/5k8c6bqH2b
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) July 8, 2017
(1) Find inflammatory local radio host.
(2) Find people who listen to him.
(3) Say shooter could maybe have been a listener.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 9, 2017
Your people, their words, in reference to Steve Scalise. pic.twitter.com/P9lEsHUDmo
— Alpha Mike Foxtrot (@AlphaMikeFox2) July 9, 2017
Remember this? There are countless other fake news stories WaPo has bleated, but that would take too long to list.
— Bassem (@BBassem7) January 7, 2017
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