Off heels of disaster ISIS flub, WaPo unleashes mind-numbing headline that reeks of ‘media corruption’

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The headline of a column by liberal Washington Post op-ed columnist Paul Waldman is being mocked unmercifully online.

In a display of just how tone-deaf those inside the DC bubble are, the headline asks, “Can Republicans relearn how to accept political outcomes they don’t like?”


This coming from the crowd who celebrates today, Friday, the third anniversary of fighting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Coming off the fiasco of a headline following the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, you’d think the newspaper would be hesitant to hold itself up again this quick for public ridicule.

“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48,” the since-deleted WaPo headline read.

Waldman points to razor-thin results in Kentucky, where Democrat Andy Beshear beat incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday in the gubernatorial election by 5,000 votes, bemoaning that Bevin has yet to concede.

He draws President Trump into the piece and speaks of rumors that Trump “might simply refuse to vacate the White House” if he loses next year, before reassuring his readers this is an unlikely scenario “since there may be nothing Trump fears more than public humiliation.”

But he warns that Trump may “undertake a campaign to discredit the results.”

You know, like the Democratic Party and their media allies, to include the Post, have been doing for three years, starting with the Russian collusion hoax.

Like we saw in the outcome of the Georgia gubernatorial election, where the left has refused to accept that Stacey Abrams lost — by nearly 55,000 votes.

Hillary Clinton said after the 2018 election that Abrams would have won if there had been a fair election.

We saw what happened in Georgia where Stacey Abrams should be governor of that state,” Clinton said.

Waldman takes his fear-mongering to an even higher level in going after Trump’s “trained” supporters, who may refuse to accept a loss.

“Some of those supporters certainly won’t accept it. They’ve been trained by Trump and other Republicans over and over to reject anything that challenges their faith in Trump’s godlike perfection,” he wrote.

Reading tripe such as this, the very first question that comes to mind, as seen below, is did the satire site Babylon Bee take over the Post?

But more troubling, as noted by Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist and a Fox News contributor, is the “media corruption” on full display here — a reality that gives Democrats a distinct electoral advantage in America.

“We just finished year three of media and Democrats’ outright and dangerous refusal to accept reality of 2016,” Hemingway tweeted. “This headline is a great example of media corruption.”

A parade of blue-check folks seeing the Post headline couldn’t believe what their eyes were telling them.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:


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