In the Trump era, the Washington Post has chosen a new slogan for themselves to position themselves as a leader in the “resistance”: Democracy Dies in the Darkness.
The slogan is a direct response to Trump’s criticism of the media, though it’s certainly an ironic choice for them. Democracy also dies when the public is miseducated by a press with an agenda. When 93 percent of the mainstream media’s coverage of Trump is negative, it’s pretty obvious that Trump is right to be at least slightly annoyed with the media. They’ve never been so negative about another president in recent history.
And speaking of miseducating the public, ya think claiming that the Left has given up on violence would qualify? Leave it to the Washington Post to make that claim.
Someone should certainly reach out to Rep. Steve Scalise to see if he agrees. Indeed, it’s incredible that such an article would be published two months after a former Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer decided to target and shoot up a Congressional Republican baseball practice. That didn’t resonate well with many readers:
This is satire right? OMG no shame! 🤢
— Jerie Quinty (@JerieQuinty) August 19, 2017
It's Opposite Day at the @washingtonpost
— Mark Tapson (@MarkTapson) August 19, 2017
— NoWorriesMon (@FallNaught) August 19, 2017
— Rob Beane (@RobBeane) August 19, 2017
Heck, the Washington Post article came just a day before Leftists clashed with police in Boston.
My footage from Boston: violent clashes between the police and protesters. pic.twitter.com/S1vWB0hDV0
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) August 20, 2017
In order, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: pic.twitter.com/IruqRxDqyT
— L (@PartymanRandy) August 19, 2017
If we’re to discuss the most extreme acts of violence – acts of terrorism – you’re a heck of a lot more likely to be killed by one with allegiance to the Left than to the Right. In fact, according to the College Fix, “Since January of 2016 — the period in which the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ movement formed — Americans are fifty-one times more likely to be killed by a radical Islamic terrorist, and thirteen times more likely to be killed by a left-wing terrorist, than by a right-wing terrorist. That’s 51:1, and 13:1, respectively.”
That’s a statistic you won’t find in the Washington Post’s op-ed (you won’t find any statistics to actually back up their thesis, for that matter). It’s a good thing you now know the reality of the matter — democracy dies in the darkness, after all.