As we told you earlier, the Washington Post helped democracy die in darkness in broad daylight after their tweet and story that included Louis Farrakhan among “far-right leaders.” Later the headline was changed, and the ensuing WTFs obviously were also enough for WaPo to delete the tweet with this explanation:
We have deleted this tweet because it incorrectly included Louis Farrakhan, who has espoused anti-Semitic views, in a list of far-right leaders. Facebook banned extremist figures including Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being "dangerous" https://t.co/iCI8pzK6aR pic.twitter.com/m87t1fglrZ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 2, 2019
No, you deleted it because your phone was melting from the alerts.
— RightWired (@_donaldson) May 2, 2019
Twitter: What kind of editorial oversight would allow this?
Me: The same kind that allows Jennifer Rubin to still call herself a conservative. https://t.co/m0okKQSCs3
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) May 2, 2019
Yes, nothing is surprising coming from the Post.
Easy mistake. If you don't pay any attention to the actual news, I mean. pic.twitter.com/oTgwUwJhAu
— Original Sconnie ? (@corrcomm) May 2, 2019
Amended Washington Post list of far-right leaders:
Ho Chi Minh
Vladimir Lenin, duh
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) May 2, 2019
The Post is also taking a pounding from the Left who are actually insisting that Farrakhan is a conservative.
Replies to this are so great https://t.co/0ShVNCNTqX
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 2, 2019
The popcorn is running low today.
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) May 2, 2019
We’ll wait for an answer. #Crickets