Nate Jackson / August 21, 2020

WaPo Cheers Biden’s Phony Call for Unity

Does anyone remember how its editors treated President Trump’s Inaugural Address?

“Why Biden’s nomination is actually a bold choice.” Such was the headline from today’s hagiographic editorial by The Washington Post. It began, “Promising that ‘united we can and will overcome this season of darkness,’ Joe Biden accepted on Thursday the Democratic nomination for president.” Darkness was indeed a theme of Biden’s speech. He also blamed Donald Trump — though he never once named the president — of having “cloaked America in darkness for too long.” One might almost suspect that Biden was colluding with The Washington Post, which infamously introduced a new motto for the first time in 2017: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

For 140 years, the Post published without a motto. Just one month after Donald Trump’s inauguration, however, the paper — owned since 2013 by uber-leftist billionaire Jeff Bezos — decided it was time to stand against this particular president. Its Trump Derangement Syndrome has been about as bad as it gets.

Thus, all the Post could do was coo about how Biden “relentlessly pivoted back to a message of unity” while giving an “invitation to all Americans to join in a more hopeful vision [that] represents welcome and dramatic change.”

That combined with the paper’s dramatic shift in 2017 prompted your humble Patriot Post staff to locate The Washington Post’s 2017 editorial about Trump’s Inaugural Address, which also heavily promoted unity. The new president then declared:

Whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of Patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.

The Post could do nothing but deride his speech. “Trump leaves America’s better angels behind,” it harrumphed. Trump did indeed paint a dark picture … of the deeds done by powerful establishment interests in the Post’s hometown of DC. But he could hardly have been more unifying for Americans who live outside the Beltway. Given that Biden has spent nearly 50 years in the nation’s capital, maybe that’s why it’s so clear he’s the WaPo’s man.

Some parting questions for the sagacious scribes on the Post’s editorial board: Have you bothered to look around at who is burning down American cities? Have you noticed who is fomenting that discord to win back power in Washington? For four years, the Democrats’ entire “platform” has been to sow fear, anger, and division in America. And the Leftmedia has gladly helped them do it.

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