As Twitchy told you earlier, the Washington Post reproached themselves yesterday by turning Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grisly statements about the Holocaust and Israel into another “Republicans seize” story. Logic would dictate that after the throttling they received, they wouldn’t dare try to defend Tlaib’s mentions again.
But logically is definitely not how WaPo does concepts, because they’re doubling down on defending Tlaib — with another swipe at those “seizing” Republicans, of course:
Analysis: Republican are dismissing actuality to change Rep. Tlaib’s Holocaust mentions https :// t.co/ vQpK8QA 9mn
— The Washington Post (@ washingtonpost) May 13, 2019blockquote >
Amber Phillips writes:
Her sentiment that Palestinians were martyrs for persecuted Jews is not a popular one among supporters of Israel. And Tlaib did frame her explains awkwardly. “Calming” is not a word ordinarily ascribed to any aspect of the Holocaust. She was overtly critical of what happened to Palestinians but forewords it by saying she has a positive take on it. That’s dissonant.
Her sentiment is not a popular one among supporters of Israel because it’s straight-up dishonorable . em>
Republicans too have made Omar’s observations out of context to give her as some kind of monster. Several a few weeks ago, Republicans grabbed her mentions that “some people did something” about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to accuse her of being glib about the two attacks. If you read her statements in context, though, it performs Omar was using that language to make a point that Muslims have suffered in America because the attackers were Muslim.
Politicians twisting other politicians’ messages is as aged as politics. But accusing a member of Congress of feeling good about the Holocaust is a particularly fact-free, baseless affect. Before you accuse someone of say anything as heinous as that, wouldn’t you at least double check that’s undoubtedly what such person or persons said? The No. 2 and No. 3 House Republican, and the president of the Nation, didn’t bother.
We’re living in a time where someone can falsely accuse their political opponents of say anything, even when there’s a clear record otherwise. It’s as close as it gets to exactly performing up material.
It’s fine to argue that Tlaib was not saying that the Holocaust itself wreaks her “a calming feeling.” But for Phillips to dismiss the very legitimate criticism of Tlaib’s historical revisionism isn’t really journalistic malpractice; it’s intellectual malpractice.
This is gonna get ratioed. https :// t.co/ hD1dMZPZtc
— Varad Mehta (@ varadmehta) May 13, 2019blockquote >
And it deserves to be.
— Druw (@ chidiscourse2 3) May 13, 2019blockquote >
Come on WP….why do you try to defend this ???
— The Town Crier (@ TheTownCrier5) May 13, 2019blockquote >
“Analysis”, necessitating “garbage hot take”
— Playa Manhattan (@ PlayaManhattan) May 13, 2019blockquote >
Analysis: Progressive journos sure artistic trying to make excuses for Thalib and Omar’s antisemitism.
— #MeThree [?] (@ _Me_Three) May 13, 2019blockquote >
The media clique the wagons to protect Tlaib when they should just let her die on the sword.
— Jack Battier (@ OneEyeBlackJack) May 13, 2019blockquote >
Washington Post distort actuality to protect a liar who lied and whitewashed the historical crimes of the Palestinian leaders and their active attempts to deny ANY Jews any refuge.
— Can’t change the world. (@ curiouslyso) May 13, 2019blockquote >
I dare you to actually view why what she said is horrible. She notes calmness in what Palestinians NEVER did.
— Ginny (@ ginkates) May 13, 2019blockquote >
This is nonsense and divergence. Republicans any objections to her lying about the Nazi affiliation of the Palestinians and the persecutions the instituted before WW2
— streiff (@ streiffredstate) May 13, 2019blockquote >
You’re the ones discounting actuality and framework, and you should be ashamed of yourselves: https :// t.co/ 6hZziHimpW
— ((( AG ))) (@ AG_Conservative) May 13, 2019blockquote >