Sharyl Attkisson, the journalist who revealed much of the Benghazi cover-up, is now uncovering more liberal tomfoolery at home. This time, it involves a liberal media scion, The Washington Post.
Attkisson fact checked an article about the Donald Trump/John McCain feud that the Post wrote this weekend. As it turned out, even the title — “Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam” — was a lie.
“The article’s lead sentence states, ‘Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese,’” Attkisson wrote.
“In fact, Trump’s actual quote is the opposite of what is presented in the Post’s first sentence,” she explained.
Attkisson pointed out that the Post did not report the larger context anywhere in the story — namely, that Sen. McCain and Trump have been feuding. In fact, McCain threw the first verbal punches, referring to Trump’s supporters as “crazies.”
Did Trump say McCain wasn’t a war hero? “(T)he Post is accurate in reporting that Trump initially said McCain is ‘not a war hero,’” Atkisson said. “But then, Trump immediately modified his statement saying — four times — that McCain is a war hero.”
She then listed several instances where Trump said of McCain, “He is a war hero,” “He’s a war hero, because he was captured,” and “I believe, perhaps, he’s a war hero. But right now, he’s said some very bad things about a lot of people.”
“Is the Post’s characterization an accident?” Attkisson wrote. “It would appear not, because it is repeated in the Post’s caption of the video clip, which also states: ‘Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a decorated Vietnam war veteran, was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese (emphasis added).’
“Further, in the Post’s second sentence, Trump is quoted as stating of McCain, ‘He’s not a war hero … He’s a war hero because he was captured,’ but the article selectively left out the phrase Trump had uttered in between: ‘He is a war hero.’”
This isn’t necessarily a shocker. The Washington Post may be best known for breaking the Watergate scandal back in the 1970s, but when it comes to Democrats, the capital’s alleged paper of record has a completely different standard.
If evidence were revealed tomorrow that definitively revealed Hillary Clinton ran the world’s largest heroin trafficking ring out of the State Department, the Post would no doubt run stories praising her for boosting Afghanistan’s economy and keeping Lou Reed out of hospice.
However, it’s always nice to see one of the major mouthpieces of the liberal media empire revealed as the sham it is. Keep it up, Sheryl.