The Hill published a Pulitzer-worthy scoop Wednesday, with the revelation of political donations made by the Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe.
The Minnesota dentist who authorities say killed a beloved Zimbabwe lion named Cecil donated to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
Federal Elections Commission (FEC) forms show Walter James Palmer, a dentist in Eden Prairie, Minn., donated $5,000 to the Romney campaign in 2012.
Palmer also donated $250 to former Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.) in 1990 and $250 to Ramstad in 1992.
Reaction on Twitter to this “breaking news” was swift and severe:
@thehill But have he or his wife ever received any traffic tickets? Inquiring minds need, nay, DEMAND to know!!!!!!!1111oneoneone
— Weird Ralph (@weirdralph) July 29, 2015
We anxiously await The Hill’s expose on Democrat candidates who receive donations from employees of the taxpayer-funded organization that trafficks in the body parts of aborted fetuses. That would seem to be a bit more relevant to 2016.
As others have pointed out, this is a pointless story, as Mitt Romney is not currently running for anything, but it does establish that this week’s “Emmanuel Goldstein” is a Republican.
“Emmanuel Goldstein” is a character in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four — an enemy of the State who must be subjected to two minutes of hate every day.
A modern-day Emmanuel Goldstein is given the business until the left finds another unfortunate schlub to take his place. The lion-slayer story allows the media to focus on something other than the Planned Parenthood scandal.
Past Emmanuel Goldsteins have been Memories Pizza, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, George Zimmerman, Officer Darren Wilson, and Sweet Cakes by Melissa.