Republican Sen. Josh Hawley’s comments following the November election had the New York Times doing a deep dive into his life, and they came back up with some doozies:
Josh Hawley’s prom date: “I’ve been very disappointed to see who he has become.” https://t.co/ydx385dfXR
— Michael Kruse (@michaelkruse) March 8, 2021
The New York Times sought out Josh Hawley's prom date and middle school principal for a piece on "his growing comfort with doing what it takes to hold on to power." pic.twitter.com/ccG5XahXye
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) March 8, 2021
“Journalism 2021” might even eclipse “Journalism 2020″…
Special, isn’t it?
Times Reporters doing their jobs like this pic.twitter.com/CrcWDqTQlB
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) March 8, 2021
He will never recover from this
— Conservative Guy Yelling at Things (@Conservatv_Guy) March 8, 2021
Was it his JUNIOR prom date or senior HIGH school prom date? . PULITZER? https://t.co/AAUiNCxG4D
— David Brod (@davidbrod517) March 8, 2021
We had no idea until recently that the governor of New York was a serial sexual harasser but we tracked down Josh Hawley’s prom date real quick https://t.co/v9jpzfv880
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) March 8, 2021
This reporting has a very Kavanaugh-esque feel to it:
But in recent weeks, some of Mr. Hawley’s old classmates and teachers have been aghast at his role in undermining confidence in America’s elections.
“I’ve been very disappointed to see who he has become,” said Kristen Ruehter-Thompson, a close friend growing up who was once Mr. Hawley’s prom date.
Even his middle school principal, Barbara Weibling, has weighed in. “I’m not surprised he’s a politician and that he’s shooting for the presidency,” said Ms. Weibling, a vocal supporter of Democrats. “The only thing is, I think he had a strict moral upbringing, and I was really disappointed he would suck the country into the lies that Trump told about the election. I just think that’s wrong.”
The “Pulitzer” is strong with this one!
Nice work Edward R. Murrow
— James Houston (@Atticus1971) March 8, 2021
I breathlessly await the opinions of the kids from his daycare
— Mark Schulze (@Redleg1_101) March 8, 2021
Journalism today. God help us all
— Aaron Steele (@arsteele22) March 8, 2021
And journalism tomorrow isn’t looking very promising either.
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