Yesterday, the Washington Post tried to gin up outrageous outrage over an alleged “bullying” incident involving Mitt Romney while he was in prep school. As Twitchy reported earlier, it began unraveling as people who do the job that the media doesn’t want to discovered just how much hackery and outright false information was included in the hit piece.
From the article at Human Events:
Romney friend Stu White dropped the first bombshell on the Washington Post’s phony story, telling ABC News “he was not present for the prank, in which Romney is said to have forcefully cut a student’s long hair, and was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post.” The assertion that he was “long bothered” by Romney’s alleged display of full-contact barbering was entirely false, and there is no way to claim it was not a deliberately false impression inserted into the Post story, since they knew perfectly well that they are the ones who told White about it, just a few weeks ago.
Much worse for the Post was a statement released by John Lauber’s sister Betsy, which reads, in full: “The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family.”
Wow. Just… wow. The Post apparently didn’t bother clearing their smear job with the victim’s family, even though they interviewed both Christine and Betsy Lauber for the piece. They thought they were contributing to a respectful tribute, not an ugly partisan hit.
Christine Lauber told ABC News that her brother never mentioned the allegedly life-destroying traumatic incident related by the Washington Post, and “probably wouldn’t have said anything” even if something like it did happen, because he presumably was not the fragile character he has been portrayed as. Furthermore, she tearfully insisted that “if he were still alive today, he would be furious” over the Post story.
Wow. It’s not just bias, it is outright lying. The Fourth Estate is morally bankrupt.
Twitter once again calls out this latest egregious move by the lapdog media and it sparked the hashtag #WaPo. Some tweets helpfully point out other “bombshell stories” that Washington Post may cover.
Not only are they being called out on their liar, liar pants on fire story, but their cute little attempted ploy to demonize Romney is back-firing.
Ha! In your face, Washington Post! Oh no, we suppose that’s awfully bullying of us? Maybe you can do another 5,000-word expose.