Washington Post reporter Rachel Bade tweeted then later deleted a photo of her and fellow WaPo staffers celebrating at a bar captioned “Merry impeachmus from the WaPo team”. Bade deleted the tweet after being ratio’d and called out as a blatant partisan. “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” Bade said in a follow-up tweet.
For anyone that still hasn’t figured out why Trump’s anti corporate media message has resonated so well, look no further than this tweet. WaPo’s giddiness over peach mints is to be expected, but it’s how they, and other corporate media outlets, portray themselves as unbiased truth tellers when they are anything but. The phrase “the fourth estate” is nothing more than cover that partisan hacks like Rachel Bade use so that they never have to fully endorse their agenda. It’s a way to artificially build up credibility, much like labeling unapproved opinions as “hate speech”.
The Rachel Bades of the world want to present themselves as moral crusaders who seek to “defend democracy” and stop supposed corruption. They say they aren’t partisan, yet prove that they totally are time and time again. If The Washington Post didn’t act like their coverage is simply conveying “facts”, nobody would care. It’s how partisan shills can’t even have enough integrity to just embrace what they are.
“Democracy dies in darkness” – WaPo’s site header since Trump was elected – is comical considering this is who they employ. Monopoly media outlets with the ability to sway elections are a far greater threat to a free society than a moderate Republican President.
Nobody is buying that a publication owned by Jeff Bezos is an arbiter of truth, just like nobody believes the Democrat led impeachment effort is anything more than a political hit-job. People hate the radical left for their dishonesty and refusal to argue in good faith, not their beliefs on the surface. Those like Rachel Bade think they’re slick, but they aren’t.