The Washington Post appears to be succeeding in its quest to unseat The New York Times as America’s premier leftist rag of record.
On Monday, the fact-free pamphlet maker published an opinion piece in which it was posited that George Washington University needs a name change because, of course, it’s racist to keep it named after the military officer, politician, statesman, Founding Father, and first president of the nation.
There is just one curious thing about the main theme of the article: The name of the paper that published it.
“George Washington University needs a new name, Caleb Francois writes in a guest opinion,” the outlet tweeted.
George Washington University needs a new name, Caleb Francois writes in a guest opinion. https://t.co/I5BmLLv01c
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) May 9, 2022
Some of the tiresome, albeit expected hot air typed in the article is as follows:
As our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, red lining and other discriminatory policies toward African Americans has never been fully addressed or atoned for, these pleas for racial justice are a reflection of a shifting paradigm in American politics in which compromise and intolerance are no longer an option. However, the renaming of the University Student Center falls short in addressing the main issues of systemic racism and inequality still present on campus.”
“It’s time to fully dissociate with problematic patterns of indifference to racial injustice. An African American president faithful to the vision of the many Black forefathers and forewomen who fought and died for the great ideas of universal freedom, would be a step toward a new university chapter. A new name would cement the university’s dedication to racial justice and affirm its commitment to change. It’s time to take action.
Talk about walking right into it …
…. have some bad news for WashPo pic.twitter.com/PwZNuY7uvp
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) May 11, 2022
Self awareness has never been their strong suit.
— Dawn C (@miartistdc) May 11, 2022
Political commentator Greta Van Susteren, along with others, got in on the action as well:
Well..this is complicated…this op/ed calls for George WASHINGTON university to change its name and it is in the WASHINGTON post so I don’t know how to reconcile it unless WASHINGTON DC and WASHINGTON POST were named after Martha and not George? See below pic.twitter.com/TnbKvwAzNl
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) May 11, 2022
The op/ed writer in Washington Post writing about George Washington University also adds this: Winston Churchill must go. pic.twitter.com/VMSEDawjVH
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) May 11, 2022
Leftist hate freedom. They hate America.
— OneNationUnderGod (@GodBlessUSA316) May 11, 2022
Democracy drowns in irony
— Matthew Harris (@kaematt1) May 11, 2022
This brand of wrong-headedness is par for the course at the so-called newspaper.
In October, WaPo issued a forced retraction after they falsely attributed the famous “Let’s Go Brandon” chant to Donald Trump Jr.:
The former president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., has repeatedly promoted the meme, and the original chant, on his social media feeds. At a speech in Georgia, he took the state after the crowd had been chanting, “USA! USA!” and roared, “There’s a couple other chants I’ve been hearing going around. Have you heard the other one that’s been going around?” The crowd took the cue and broke into cries of “Let’s go Brandon.’
In November of 2020, the Post’s editorial board wrote, “The Electoral College, whatever virtues it may have had for the Founding Fathers, is no longer tenable for American democracy.”
“Americans are not going to be satisfied with leaders who have been rejected by a majority of voters, and they’re right not to be,” The Post’s editorial board wrote. “It’s time to let the majority rule.”
“Mr. Trump became president in 2016 despite earning 3 million fewer votes than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton,” they wrote. “Now, he has come close to winning reelection despite losing the popular vote by a far greater margin.”
“We believe Mr. Trump’s election was a sad event for the nation; his reelection would have been a calamity,” the board continued. “But we would be making this argument no matter which party seemed likely to benefit.”
And in July of 2020, the outlet settled a defamation lawsuit by Covington Catholic School student Nick Sandmann.
“On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit. Thanks to @ToddMcMurtry & @LLinWood for their advocacy. Thanks to my family & millions of you who have stood your ground by supporting me. I still have more to do,” Sandmann announced on Twitter, thanking his legal team Todd McMurtry and L. Lin Wood.
Considering what a disgrace to journalism The Washington Post has become over the years, in the eyes of many, perhaps they should change their name and stop sullying that of the man whose forces defeated the British and helped formed the very Constitution which allows for the publication of such rubbish.
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