Once upon a time, reporters actually believed it was their obligation to be objective. Most at least seemed to understood it was their job to report the news, not to be the news or present their own spin. It was common not to know a journalist’s political beliefs.
All that seems to have long since passed.
Now, not only aren’t they objective, they actively advocate for the Democrats, without any compunction or shame.
But remember, CNN”s Chris Cillizza protests, they don’t “root for a side.”
Let me say for the billionth time: Reporters don't root for a side. Period. https://t.co/dhH8eherOR
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 16, 2016
So what will he say about these folks from the Washington Post celebrating “Merry Impeachmas!” by hoisting a few after the vote to impeach the president last night?
Their work pushing the Democratic narrative succeeded.
Of course, Bade then later deleted the tweet after she ratioed into the stratosphere. But the internet is forever.
Maybe also tell him three of those people pictured are also “CNN analysts” – Bade, Karoun Demirjian and Seung Min Kim.
Here’s Bade’s later spin and of course, that got ratioed as well.
I’m deleting a tweeting tonight that is being misinterpreted by some as an endorsement of some kind. To be absolutely clear, we at the Post are merely glad we are getting a break for the holidays after a long 3 months. I will retweet the group photo w/ a better caption !
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) December 19, 2019
Really? Do you expect us to take that seriously?
I still like my reply.
Merry Trumpmas! He’s still your president!
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) December 19, 2019
“Merry impeachmas” was misinterpreted? pic.twitter.com/yAVzdrV1kN
— Freedom Recon (@FreedomRecon) December 19, 2019
— The Velvet Sugar Queen (@TMIWITW) December 19, 2019
I'm sure she knows what #MerryScreenshot means by now, too.
— #iDefyTheResistance™🇺🇸 (@iDefyResistance) December 19, 2019
Tell is how this could be interpreted as anything except overt bias and an endorsement of the #ImpeachmentHoax
The internet is forever. pic.twitter.com/21qN5kLaGB
— LeoTrollstoy (@SpaceForThePapa) December 19, 2019
I'm still looking forward to that picture of you guys celebrating with a "better caption." pic.twitter.com/Bk3BoYgxH4
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 19, 2019
Here's an idea:
Say, "I don't like the man and I apologize unconditionally for exposing my blatant hate on my professional twitter feed."
Or, she can continue to tell us we lack the psychological depth to interpret what Merry Impeachmas means.
(she didn't choose wisely) https://t.co/fq6PWc7aNl
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) December 19, 2019
There it is. And they wonder why no one trusts them.
Sometimes “democracy” dies in the full light of the tweet.