FoxNews.com reports that
The timing of Washington Post’s latest “fact-check” on Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., which has been panned by critics, is raising questions.
Scott, who was chosen Thursday to deliver the Republican Party’s response to President Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress on April 28, was the subject of a lengthy piece by the Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler.
The piece, “Tim Scott often talks about his grandfather and cotton. There’s more to that tale,” examined the “origin stories” of comments the Senator has made about being an ancestor of slaves. Scott has said his grandfather dropped out of elementary school to pick cotton, so the liberal newspaper enlisted its fact-checker to get to the bottom of the claim.
Kessler’s report was published at 3 AM, roughly 12 hours after Scott was tapped to make the GOP rebuttal against the Democratic president.
Critics slammed the fact-check as a “hit piece” against the up-and-coming Republican lawmaker that ultimately did not debunk his past claims about his ancestry.
Fox News sent multiple inquiries to Kessler about the timeline of his reporting and the timing of the published fact-check, which were forwarded to the Post’s public relations team.
The fact-checker publicly shed some light on the timeline of his reporting while responding to a critic on Twitter, who sarcastically exclaimed it was “pure coincidence” that his report came just after the senator’s major announcement.
“Actually, yes,” Kessler wrote. “I first started communicating with [Sen. Scott’s] staff about this on March 26.”
A spokesperson for The Washington Post told Fox News, “The Fact Checker began research on this story several weeks ago. As with all Post reporting, we publish when stories are ready.”
The Post did not immediately respond to Fox News’ inquiry when asking if the fact-check wasn’t “ready” until 3 AM Friday morning.
Regarding the fierce backlash the report received, the paper stood by the fact-check, telling Fox News, “The Fact Checker piece acknowledges that Sen. Tim Scott may not have known his full family history and that historical records regarding the lives of Black Americans are often scant. Nonetheless, our reporting adds information found in official records to Scott’s public remarks and writings about his grandfather. The Fact Checker occasionally delves into the origin stories of politicians, often without reaching a conclusion about their completeness or veracity.”
Scott’s office declined comment, saying he was focused on delivering the GOP response to Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress.
For the last several decades, Americans have witnessed the Fourth Estate, America’s Main Stream Media, slowly but surely lose their objectivity to become a Propaganda Arm for the Far Left Democratic Party.
While their reporting became decidedly one-sided, it was not a great danger to the country even though it was a completely different sort of propaganda than when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the Main Stream Media to support the American effort in World War II.
Then, the 1980s arrived and along with it a new era in mass communications. Cable News Networks began springing up, increasing the role of the media in our daily lives.
Because of this new role, news organizations increased in their power and their influence in our daily lives. However, with this increased role came the responsibility to fill a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, with new stories.
When actual new stories became hard to find, human interest stories began to fill the time, and when they ran out, news organizations decided to act like the National Enquirer and started to make news up.
Also, as the years wore on, America’s newsrooms became bastions of Liberal thought as more and more Conservatives left the business simply due to attrition and being squeezed out by young Liberal reporters who were a product of American universities which had become fountains of anti-American Political Activism.
Of course, these Liberal news reporters were members of the Democratic Party as it moved to the left of the political Spectrum. So, naturally, these reporters started reporting news more and more favorably to their political party of choice while keeping with their own personal political philosophy.
We all remember what happened when Barack Obama appeared on the political scene.
The Main Stream Media treated him as if it his appearance on the political scene was the Second Coming.
The Main Stream Media had finally become political activists instead of just political observers and pundits.
And, that is where we find ourselves today.
The Main Stream Media did everything in its power as political activists, working as the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party, to keep Donald J. Trump from being reelected President of the United States of America.
Since Biden was “appointed” President, they have not even tried to hide the fact that they are nothing but a Propaganda Arm for the Far Left Democratic Party.
This was a blatant attempt by the Washington Post to discredit Senator Scott.
As I wrote yesterday, Biden is a dementia-riddled, doddering old man whom Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrat Elite are desperately trying to keep in office for as long as they possibly can.
By trying to damage Senator Tim Scott, Glenn Kessler and the Washington Post were trying to cover for Biden’s ineptitude by harming Scott’s credibility.
Unfortunately for them, just as with Biden’s Address, Americans are questioning the timing of their hit piece.
Propagandists gotta propagandize.
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One thought on “WaPo Runs Kessler Hit Piece on Sen. Tim Scott After He is Chosen to Deliver Republican Response to Biden’s Address”
Scott’s great grandfather was Lawrence Ware. A bit of checking on Ancestry shows he was born 1865 to (just) former slaves who got the land (as many did) during reconstruction from Republicans who passed former plantations to families of former slaves (the owner died in battle in 1864). I do not know if Lawrence was the only owner of this land (unlikely), but here in the SE these black families lands were mostly “land locked” with no road access and therefore no value. (Land across from my property in Chatham County was such an example as of ten years ago). Lawrence is listed in directories as a laborer. He also lived to be 100, so Tim Scott barely missed seeing the man himself (born September 1965).