It can be challenging to appear correct for some companies in this era of demanded virtue signaling. It becomes even worse for those in the media, because they face a field of landmines to tapdance through on stories regarding race and the protests.
On the one hand they have to pretend to be objective (insert laughter —. HERE), but how do you address even this veil of bias when we have seen that reporting on facts can be considered a racist act? To make matters even more daunting consider the plight in which the Washington Post now finds itself ensnared. The paper in the nation’s capital has every desire to display and repeat all of the talking points of today’s activists, but it may have painted itself in a corner regarding matters of skin color.
Initially the WaPo reported on the movement that is targeting the founding fathers because of their sketchy race-related past.
Slave-owning presidents become targets of protesters https://t.co/Z9WGnvJn27
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 23, 2020
Of course these actions have brought up a number of questions. Why are these suddenly a problem today? Who did not know about these historical details? What does any of this have to do with George Floyd, or defunding the police? (Also, ”Does anyone even remember George Floyd?”)
However. not content to just report on these brain-dead activists who want to haul down statues commemorating the end of slavery, and guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn, WaPo had to take things a step further.
In what had to be a way of looking as if the paper was on the correct side of the debate, a newer piece was published to take things one step further towards getting our first president of these United States canceled. In a lengthy attempt, the paper of record in D.C. calls out our first leader.
Opinion: George and Martha Washington enslaved 300 people. Let’s start with their names. https://t.co/TMEcPVBMqi
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 27, 2020
So then, George Washington is a bad guy. A horrible figure in our history. Anything attached to him needs to be altered, immediately – correct?
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 27, 2020
Self awareness… What is the name of your very own publication?
— UnTat (@Zachari39165327) June 28, 2020
Ummmm…yea. This has suddenly become problematic for the paper.
This won't end well. Just saying.
— JayJay (@jayjay11130731) June 28, 2020
This is true, because the calling out of our founding father can only have one result.
— Future St. Derek (@CathoConser) June 28, 2020
When are you changing the name of your newspaper? https://t.co/DwFFL1tIPb
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) June 27, 2020
And there it is.
Opinion:Change your name first
— zoltan (@insertfinger1) June 28, 2020
Let's start changing your name!
"The Anotherguy post"
— Alex (@P1Alex) June 28, 2020
Newspaper named after a man who had 300 slaves (300!) AND also uses “WP” as its avatar?
~ Come on, man!
How much more evidence do we need to prove the Washington Post is a hateful and racist organization?#CancelWashingtonPost pic.twitter.com/zVBpoHNPXt
— Truth Offends (@LiesDestroy) June 28, 2020
We are laughing because these are the exact standards we have been seeing over the past 4 years, and that we have been saying are stupid standards to apply.
I'll know you're serious when you change the name of your paper
— Bradley Shaw (@DefRonin) June 28, 2020
I propose "the – let's waste time on pointless issues – post"
— Antonio Privitera (@AntPrivitera) June 28, 2020
Keep digging WaPo keep digging.
— Dominic Laubach (@Nicromantic) June 28, 2020
Your founder, Stilson Hutchins, commissioned a statue of Benjamin Franklin to stand at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th street.
Benjamin Franklin owned two slaves.
Close down your atrocious rag.
— 🇺🇸 Defeat The Left -Text TRUMP to 88022 🇺🇸 (@AlexDavid1776) June 28, 2020
A hateful name and a hateful founder of the paper?! We should just bulldoze the entire building that houses this intolerance.
But here is the positive takeaway — because we here are all about being positive. Since the Washington Post wants to make a production out of its titular president then until it changes its name we have every excuse to throw at them in the future as cause to not listen to whatever drivel they produce.
We should not entertain the viewpoints of a paper that chooses to name itself after such a monstrous human being!