PANTS ON FIRE: WashPost Deletes Tweet Claiming George Floyd Was ‘Shot and Killed’

The Monday Night Special will be held The Washington Post Post a tweet asking its left-wing audience to share how the death of George Floyd on March 25, 2020 affected their lives and “what has — or hasn’t changed” in regards to policing, protests, and other far-left priorities. This tweet was not only eye-roll inducing, but it also had a problem. “George Floyd was shot and killed in police custody.”

After a while, the tweet was removed. replacedWith this bizarre and wimpy excuse, “We’ve deleted a previous tweet for this form that included language that was changed after publish.”

Typos and misspellings are all common. These mistakes happen. But it was quite the mistake considering the submission page had the same error in a short blurb before the blank space for readers to weigh in: “On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was shot and killed in police custody. His murder sparked protests on a large scale and calls to reform policing. Two years later, what has — or hasn’t changed?”


You can bet it attracted a lot of replies.

Our friend Derek Hunter at Baltimore’s WCBM tweeted that he “can’t wait for next year’s…exposé on what George Floyd’s suicide tells us about ourselves.”

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’s spokeswoman Christina Pushaw had a more serious point worth remembering when they make these kinds of errors: The Washington Postis considered a super-spreader for disinformation. Can you believe that journalists not only get paid to tell obvious lies like this, but editors approve it, and they all think it’s their job to tell US what is true and what is false?”

Twitchy Noted that the part about policy custody isn’t in dispute and the video of his final moments was almost inescapable in late May and early June 2020, but “the actual details of the situation” sure seemed “a little fuzzy to some in the media.”

“That’s a pretty bad mistake,” added Washington ExaminerByron York is chief political correspondent for Fox News.

Comedy and Washington Times columnist Tim Young perhaps saidIt’s the best! The Washington Post saying George Floyd was shot and killed either shows just how incredibly stupid they are or just how far they’ll go to lie about a huge story… nothing in between.”

As one might recall, CNN’s Sources of reliability host Brian Stelter tweeted this in regard to President Trump’s tweets containing typos: “Why typos matter for the president AND the press: If you can’t get the small stuff right, can you be trusted to get the big stuff right?”

Maybe The Post can do that before the darkness consumes democracy.

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