I understand that political tribalism is at its height. I
get that liberal Democrats are going to rally to their pet news-generating
entities just like conservative Republicans will rally to their own. But I’m
still at a loss for how the Washington Post has enough subscribers to make
their sham operation function.
Especially after this week, it really takes a shameless
sycophant of left-wing causes to willfully overlook the galling lack of
self-awareness the reporters, headline writers, and copy editors at the Post
have been churning out recently.
This was the Post’s way of celebrating the sweeping
electoral victories of Democrats in the southern state whose chief city was
once the capital of the slave-holding Confederacy. That was back when Virginia,
as well as the rest of the seceding Confederate States of America, were run
And let’s not forget who occupies the governor’s mansion in
the Old Dominion: Democrat Ralph Northam. You know, the guy who wore blackface
and dressed up as a grand wizard of the KKK for a party.
So, according to the Washington Post, Virginia is leaving
the bright blue Confederacy behind by becoming bright blue behind the
leadership of a blackface-wearing dude in Klan gear?
But that embarrassment wasn’t sufficient for the Post. No,
the very next day they turned out this eye-popping story:
Yes, this is the same Washington Post that has postulated
theories and run with half-cocked notions of uncorroborated Russian collusion
conspiracies all because they cannot come to grips with the election loss of
Hillary Clinton. It’s been three years of abject denial and desperate attempts
to delegitimize a duly constituted presidential election.
Beyond that, to suggest Republicans are the ones who
struggle with letting go flies in the face of some very high-profile, prominent
examples of Democrats refusing to do so. We could start with Florida
gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who after gaining only one additional
vote in the mandatory state recount still refused to concede to his Republican governor, Ron DeSantis.
Then there is failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey
Abrams was defiantly telling anyone who would listen back in
March, “I did win my election. I just didn’t get to have the job.”
And then, of course, there’s the unyielding presence of
Hillary Clinton that continues to drift over our politics like a menacing
specter. Clinton threatened a 2020 rematch with Trump, insolently declaring, “I could beat
Again, I get that people like to have their news slanted in
a way concomitant with their pre-existing beliefs. But if you’re still
subscribing to the Washington Post and pretending you’re getting anything but
opposite-day, bizarro-world kind of stuff, I think it’s now fair to say you’ve
officially crossed over from reality into the land of make believe.