If we thought there was any iota of a chance at seeing the press acknowlege wrong-doing and admit journalistic malpractice took place regarding coverage of the teenagers from Covington High School we can put that aside. After being faced with layers of inaccuracies and false accusations while covering this weekend’s controversy the Washington Post is reaching back to the birth of our country to justify its coverage.
The face-off between Catholic school teens and a Native American elder is a reminder of 500 years of conflict https://t.co/P2uv0ZLNBj
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 24, 2019
It is looking like the WaPo may be in the market for a new tagline. All the news that’s fit to telegraph? Democracy dies in the archives?
The desperation here is rather evident, but the paper seems to think if they throw up enough historical white man guilt we may feel bad enough about ourselves and forget what a flaming pile of wreckage smoldering under a train trestle its coverage became.
Wow… this is this year's first proper low. What on earth is wrong with you in MSM???? And you wonder why people don't trust the media anymore. Appalling.
— Norna🇸🇪 (@Yggdrasilsnorna) January 24, 2019
The face-off between velociraptors and a T-Rex is a reminder of 42m years of animal animosity. pic.twitter.com/WWhFxvDAJN
— Tomo (@NotMyNestle) January 24, 2019
It’s unfathomable how many new lows today’s “journalism” is capable of achieving.
— StillHere (@MVPTB12) January 24, 2019
Keep on digging deeper and deeper. Wow… you really are terrible people with nothing better to go after.
— Tryphena (@TryphenaTara) January 24, 2019
Stop already! pic.twitter.com/TF7cCnH0NB
— keith patterson (@keithpa67849612) January 24, 2019
They cannot help themselves. The press will get their scalp (ooooh, is that insensitive now?) They have their target, and they intend to bring it down.
Ya know… y'a got the story wrong the first time around. Instead of saying whoopsy and moving on…. you've chosen this tired approach.. find anything anywhere from any time villinize villinize villinize. It says more about WaPo than Catholics.
— Claudia Roberts (@Shoegal5225) January 24, 2019
Just to show the level of desperation to link the Covington School students to a hateful past, behold this passage
“Let us have peace” had been his campaign slogan the previous year, and after his election, Native people were forcefully confined to reservations where they would become “civilized.” To sidestep the abuse and corruption within the government’s Indian Bureau, Grant awarded contracts to religious groups to run reservation boarding schools. Those would eventually be dominated by Catholic missionaries, who took Native children from their parents and placed them in classrooms where they were taught to dress, speak and pray like white people.
Wow, sounds JUST like Trump’s border policy of stealing kids away, that is not happening at the rate claimed. Yes, these red hat-wearing Covington kids are guilty of that too!
Not a newspaper, but a clickmine.
— Man_in_the_High_Keep (@bee_flippen) January 24, 2019
It's a reminder that WaPo and its ilk actively promote conflict in the here and now for clicks. And to serve the interests of the Democrat party.
— Dodd (@Amuk3) January 24, 2019
This is maybe more accurate than many are aware. WaPo is in fact reduced to a click-reliant news outlet. Behold this snippet from a few years back.
Explains soooooo much.
Telling that the general public is able to devine more details than trained professional journalists.
What we have learned about Indians. @ewarren isn't one and they are skilled in refrigeration Repair.
— From Hebron. (@keithfhamilton) January 24, 2019
Whoah dude, that’s cold. Accurate, but cold.