As Twitchy reported earlier Tuesday, Newsweek did a hit piece linking possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the religious community that inspired Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It turns out, though, that Atwood had referred to a newspaper clipping about People of Hope, not People of Praise, which should have led to a retraction of the entire piece. Instead, Newsweek appended a correction and left the piece up.
Now it looks like Reuters is anxious to make the same mistake, reporting that “some” have likened People of Praise to “the totalitarian, male-dominated society of Margaret Atwood’s novel.” And by “some,” they mean one person: “a former People of Praise member from decades ago” who “said she was campaigning to stop Barrett from being nominated.” OK, so now the press has found their Christine Blasey Ford.
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 22, 2020
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) September 22, 2020
Isn’t Reuter’s supposed to be one of the less biased ones? Not the ones screaming Hollywood scare tactics?
— Dr. Awesome 🐬 (@DrAwesomeTweets) September 22, 2020
I’m embarrassed for you, @Reuters
— Jon (@JDK_MSP) September 22, 2020
— King Woke (@jaljll77) September 22, 2020
— Rocky DeLisio (@RockyDeLisio) September 22, 2020
My favorite part of the Handsmaid Tale is where a female mother of 7 moves her family across country to peruse her career interests as her husband follows her and takes care of the kids.
— M0ser (@TM0s41) September 22, 2020
What kind of BS is this?
— Kim Chapman (@kimbo1118) September 22, 2020
And the smears start! How predictable..
— Morgan Sullivan (@M0rganSullivan) September 22, 2020
My high school was run by People of Praise so I can tell you first-hand that this is an absurd smear https://t.co/Ls0nN6Y3YB
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) September 22, 2020
— Max Nordau (@MaxNordau) September 22, 2020
Media bias? What bias?
(This is why people hate you.)
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) September 22, 2020
This is based on a Newsweek story that was corrected. And journalists don’t care. This is now the 4th news outlet shearing this even after the correction. This is why your industry is going extinct and deserve to die. You guys killed it. https://t.co/2tUbbZDa0b pic.twitter.com/RbbFkADAlq
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 22, 2020
— James Houston (@Atticus1971) September 22, 2020
This is an absolute disgrace Reuters…delete
— EMM (@emmemm77) September 22, 2020
Why does @Reuters promote religious bigotry?
— Alberto Miguel Fernandez (@AlbertoMiguelF5) September 22, 2020
They are not going to stop going after ACB's faith. I hope she is ready for the onslaught if she is nominated. https://t.co/adIw0WcaU4
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) September 22, 2020
Get a new playbook.
— Steve Tefft🇺🇸 (@stevetefft) September 22, 2020
And here comes the religious bigotry from the left
— Carlos Danger (@MasonE2010) September 22, 2020
This is ridiculous.
— Jammy🇺🇸 (@jammypants5) September 22, 2020
Joe Biden= "devout Catholic"
Amy Coney Barrett= "handmaid's tale" https://t.co/m2zSS32yqw
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 22, 2020
RBG was pretty connected to her Jewish faith. But I don't recall that connection being vilified.
— Don Fulano (@DonHelios) September 22, 2020
This meme literally got started because partisan idiots confused Coney Barrett's "People of Praise" Catholic group with a totally different group called "People of Hope" that ALSO didn't inspire The Handmaid's Tale. Now it's laundered as a mainstream news piece. Not great, folks! https://t.co/Wht6V6gsf8
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) September 22, 2020
Don’t do this. Just DO NOT DO IT.
— Demure Shark (@thedemureshark) September 22, 2020
The article‘s first three words: “Some have likened…”
— Don't Be Ignorant (@dontbei) September 22, 2020
Just a reminder, writing mushy sentences that start with
"Some have likened it…"
"Others call it…"
and then not attributing those statements to anyone isn't very good journalism! https://t.co/sANGHvqTZs
— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) September 22, 2020
This is pretty pathetic.
— Patrick (@PMC713) September 22, 2020
So y’all are really going to do this? Seriously?
— Holly Thornton (@beachmamax2) September 22, 2020
— President Camacho – 1st Governor of Greenland (@BrawndoLabs) September 22, 2020
How could a woman be a patriarchal totalitarian while at the same time working her way up to Supreme Court Justice?
— Boomieleaks (@Boomieleaks) September 22, 2020
It's all very confusing
— Hello Larry (@_mywitsend) September 22, 2020
Please fire whoever wrote this garbage
— Regan Teague, CFA (@reganteague) September 22, 2020
This is hate. There's no other way to describe it. https://t.co/vXQJmYemJI
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 22, 2020
A timeline too dumb to be endured https://t.co/TgbKqGFuEi
— Andrew Egger (@EggerDC) September 22, 2020
Here we go again.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 22, 2020
But don’t dare question Joe Biden’s devout Catholicism even though he supports abortion and flip-flopped on his support for the Hyde Amendment once his campaign started.
‘Take this down, liars’! Newsweek’s anti-Catholic hit job on Amy Coney Barrett completely falls apart (and they’re OK with that) https://t.co/NWEz28FtE9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 22, 2020