Slate has been around for 20 years, so it would seem the online magazine would have built up over two decades a healthy stable of reporters with investigative experience. Still, the site is reaching out to the public for help finding any information on abortions that President-elect Donald Trump might have paid for.
— Slate (@Slate) November 16, 2016
We’re gonna take a wild guess and say Slate is attempting to damage Trump however it can before he assumes office, but if paying for abortions is a bad thing, could Slate lend a hand and help the American public get a refund for the billions of taxpayer dollars the government has funneled into Planned Parenthood over the years?
@Slate I thought one of your sacraments was abortion. Why would you have a problem with it?
— Melissa (@melissaEuB) November 16, 2016
@Slate really? I get the idea. But it looks like we libs abandoned "going high"
— Matthew Finston (@mcf295) November 16, 2016
@Slate How low can you go
— CCA (@CNauz) November 16, 2016
This is pretty low, not least of all due to the fact that Slate sure seems to be openly soliciting evidence to back up its existing conclusion. Slate isn’t saying that Donald Trump did pay for abortions, but some people believe that Donald Trump paid for abortions, and if Donald Trump did pay for abortions, the public should know that Donald Trump paid for abortions.
See how that works? Just one tweet, and Slate already managed to plant the narrative without presenting any evidence whatsoever.
@Slate You really looking for that? Grow up!!!
— @texascampana (@texascampana) November 16, 2016
— Women4Trump???? (@majority4_trump) November 16, 2016
@Slate srsly? Not sure if that would be a HIPAA violation (potentially)
— kentuckyliz (@kentuckyliz) November 16, 2016
Isn’t what a woman chooses to do with her body her business? Sure, shouting your abortion is a thing, but just how is Slate going to handle any information it might receive, particularly if it comes from a third party, such as an abortion provider?
@Slate Is Trump looking to buy Slate? Because that's an abortion.
— Irredeemable Paulie (@SafePlaceMaster) November 16, 2016