The Washington Post is a decidedly liberal outlet. When Jennifer Rubin is considered your conservative reporter/blogger, you are a, without a doubt, a newspaper that has a liberal point of view. And that’s fine, they can take their editorials and letter to the editors in anyway they see fit. I just don’t have to agree to it and can refuse to purchase their publication.
While having a point of view is fine, presenting facts are one way when they are actually the exact opposite, well that might be a problem. In an article, published Thursday, The Washington Post labeled Rev. Louis Farrakhan as being “far right.”
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 2, 2019
Farrakhan has a long track record of anti-Semitism and of cozying up to Democratic politicians but apparently that still makes you “far right.”
So it's okay by Twitter that Farrakhan compares Jews to termites? pic.twitter.com/htm2zdTqct
— 🇺🇸John #KAG🇺🇸🚂👊🐸 (@JohnCooper0610) October 19, 2018
God does not love this world. God never sent Jesus to die for this world. Jesus died because he was 2,000 years too soon to bring about the end of the civilization of the Jews. He never was on no cross. There was no Calvary for that Jesus.
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) March 30, 2019
Those on Twitter made sure the publication was aware of their “mistake.”
If the pattern holds, the next @washingtonpost headline will be:
"News outlets called Farrakhan 'far right.' Conservatives pounced."
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 2, 2019
Democracy does die in darkness, and what is darker than a leading newspaper ignoring the embrace of the leading antisemite in America by a political party, and then the misleading their readers when finally covering it after years of ignoring it.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 2, 2019
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) May 2, 2019
So Louis Farrakhan is now part of the, um, far right?
This @washingtonpost headline reveals a deep intellectual blindspot:
1) An inability to recognize left-wing authoritarianism.
2) Once its authoritarian element becomes impossible to ignore: the denial that it is left-wing. pic.twitter.com/y5S2TaVliM
— Yascha Mounk (@Yascha_Mounk) May 2, 2019
Congratulations to the Washington Post.
Today they joined a long list of media organizations who’ve mislabeled racist Democrats as Republicans. pic.twitter.com/BUGSyl9Rhf
— Jake Wilkins (@JakeWilkns) May 2, 2019
The Washington Post eventually corrected itself, saying the inncorrectly labeled him and that instead he was an “extremist.”
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
While mistakes do occur, how does something like this ever even happen?