August 24, 2015

THE WASHINGTON POST BLOWS THE DOG WHISTLE AT TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS: An Insta-reader emails:

Never let it be said that media and leftists don’t use their own dog-whistles.  Check out the photographic and linguistic dog-whistles in the WaPo coverage of Trump’s Alabama speech.  I’m not a Trump supporter, but the press is doing it’s best to make me far more sympathetic than I was a month ago.

Trump pulls in a crowd around 40,000.  Wa-Po features a photo of two people in the stands.

Since we’re into the age of offense, Wa-Po uses an image of a flag-clothed man with a prosthetic limb to represent Trump’s supporters.  Isn’t this a dog-whistle to able-ism and anti-patriot bigots?

The article features references to a neo-Confederate activist, Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts, and the Daytona 500, all symbolic of leftist loathing of Southerners and the middle class.  The references to flash, showmanship, and celebrity were never seen on coverage of Obama.

Tell me again why we’re supposed to take WaPo seriously?

Note that the byline on the article is both Robert Costa and Dave Weigel, two young journalists who each kick-started their careers by posing as conservatives, before their worldviews “evolved,” in order to match the rest of their colleagues at the Post.

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