The Washington Post has always been a liberal newspaper, but over the last decade they have really dropped any pretense of even trying to be unbiased.
They regularly come after Republicans aggressively and their latest target is Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Scott has frequently said that his family went ‘from cotton to the Senate’ in a generation. He says it as a way of praising America.
The Washington Post actually ‘fact checked’ him on this.
The Hill reports:
Commentators blast Washington Post fact check on Tim Scott
An extensive Washington Post fact check into the background of Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), the only Black Republican in the Senate, has drawn fire from critics on the right and the left, with some saying it deliberately downplays the hardship Scott’s family faced after the Civil War.
The piece, written by Glenn Kessler, examined the family history of Scott by using census and property records and the help of historians.
“Who thought this was a good idea?” tweeted CNN commentator and former South Carolina state lawmaker Bakari Sellers (D).
“What WaPo did to @SenatorTimScott is shameful,” posted Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. “When minorities refuse to be victims, disagree with liberal talking points, and think for ourselves, the media shames us and questions our credibility.”…
Kessler’s piece focused on Scott’s account of his grandfather having to leave school to pick cotton, and was cast as looking into the senator’s political narrative of a rags-to-riches story.
The story’s headline stated “Tim Scott often talks about his grandfather and cotton. There’s more to that tale.”
See the tweets below:
Who thought this was a good idea? https://t.co/019Sxf9V9l
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 23, 2021
What WaPo did to @SenatorTimScott is shameful.
When minorities refuse to be victims, disagree with liberal talking points, and think for ourselves, the media shames us and questions our credibility.
It’s why we must fight harder for conservative values that lift us all up. https://t.co/k7Qnle7gHz
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) April 23, 2021
This is actually what racism of white elite often looks like. They don’t look at the story as lived, but as told by banks and legal records written at a time white society behaved one way and recorded things a different way.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 23, 2021
Senator Scott deserves an apology for this. It's everything wrong with the fact checking industry. The targeting. The lack of good faith. The personal side of it. It's bad. https://t.co/nAcEgjFheH
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) April 23, 2021
The Washington Post should be ashamed over this.
Their bias is beyond the pale.