WashPost Disturbed By Pyromaniac Youngkin: ‘Lighting a Match’ on CRT?

At the Far-Left Reporter You can read the entire article here. Washington Post are worried about Glenn Youngkin, smearing him as a pyromaniac “lighting a match” when it comes to Critical Race Theory. The Post, which has NEVER endorsed a Virginia Republican for governor, lectured Youngkin on Monday, repeatedly deeming him” polarizing” for actually governing as a conservative. 

The PostEven writers Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella even stoleth edited this story. Here’s the print version that appeared on the front page on Monday: “The new governor has also Racial tensions are stoked with his focus on banning critical race theory, an intellectual framework for examining the way policies and laws perpetuate systemic racism.”  

Here’s the online version, which went up two days earlier on Saturday: “Under racial tensions, the governor also lit a match. with his focus on banning critical race theory, an intellectual framework for examining the way policies and laws perpetuate systemic racism.” 

So, online Youngkin is “lighting a match.” In print, he’s “stoking racial tensions.” 

Whatever version you choose, Post wants to make it clear: It’s Youngkin who is the problem. The print subhead: “VA. Governor Rapid action on polarizing questions and attracts a national spotlight.” 

Schneider and Vozzella later repeated that the Republican “A stick has been poked into several polarizing topics, such as expanding the duties of the state’s diversity chief to include being an ‘ambassador for unborn children.’”

Virginia’s previous governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, was not mentioned. Terry McAuliffe was the Democrat that preceded him. But, of course, not as a “polarizing” governor. They are reserved for Republicans only.  

In a Virginia elections study last November, I wrote about the Post’s hack-y history when it comes to gubernatorial endorsements. 

In 1977, The Post began regularly supporting Virginia gubernatorial candidate. Here’s the years that The Washington Post has endorsed the Democratic candidate in the state: 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2021. What years has The Washington Post endorsed a Republican candidate in Virginia during that period? Trick question. They haven’t. In case you are keeping score, that’s 12-0 in favor of Democrats. 

Two days after Youngkin’s victory, a front page story in the print edition warned, “A sharp turn looms in Virginia.” The online version fretted, “Republican Glenn Youngkin became Virginia governor by wooing both moderates and Trump supporters. So how Trumpy is he?”

Consider the following: Post’s long history of working to defeat Virginia Republicans, maybe the news outlet isn’t in the best position to lecture the new governor. 

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