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Washington Post Sinks to New Lows in Write-Up of Death of Rep. Jackie Walorski – RedState

Shockwaves were felt throughout Washington, D.C., and the state of Indiana on Wednesday when news broke of the tragic death of US House Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.).

According to local news reports Walorski, 58, and two members of her staff – district director Zachary Potts and comms director Emma Thompson – were killed in a car crash that happened in Elkhart County around 12:30 pm local time when a driver going in the opposite direction reportedly crossed over the center line and hit their vehicle head-on.

The driver of the vehicle, Edith Schmucker, also died.

While tributes and expressions of shock and sadness poured in from both sides of the aisle, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Biden ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at the Capitol building and White House respectively in memory of Walorski, the Washington Post was busy composing a report on her death, making sure to throw in a gratuitous cheap shot at the end for good measure.

The story was fairly straightforward, noting the details of the crash and that Walorski was a Christian who had “worked in journalism and academia” before she got elected to Congress, where she served the 2nd Congressional District for ten years.

But it was towards the end of the piece where the WaPo made sure to load up on the insinuations as to the type of Republican Walorski was, pointing out that she “opposed the Women’s Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act” before making sure to weave in the Capitol riot and Walorski’s vote against certifying Joe Biden’s election:

Earlier this month, she opposed the Women’s Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act, calling Democrats’ stance on abortion “dangerous” and “extreme.”

“At Speaker Pelosi’s urging, House Democrats once again voted to greenlight abortion at any time in pregnancy, anywhere in the country, and bankrolled by American taxpayers,” Walorski said in a statement. “Abortion on demand is a direct affront to pro-life values and Americans’ conscience rights.”

A Donald Trump supporter, Walorski voted against impeaching the president in 2021 for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which resulted in the deaths of one police officer and four others and injured more than 100 law enforcement officers. She also voted against confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victories in Arizona and Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election.

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While her votes and stances are, of course, a matter of public record, the Washington Post didn’t word them in such a way because they were simply trying to be informative. It was to call her character into a question almost immediately after her death in such a way as to give their reader base of mostly left-wing Resistance types something to chew and stew on.

People like this guy, who is a member of the L.A. County Democratic Party according to his Twitter profile:

In contrast, ISIS leader Abu Bakker al-Baghdadi’s October 2019 obituary in the Washington Post initially characterized the terrorist as an “austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State” in their headline before changing it to read “extremist leader of Islamic State” while proclaiming in the piece that he “maintained a canny pragmatism” despite his terroristic tendencies:

So a terrorist “leader” gets more respect than a Republican member of Congress. Maybe had he talked openly about his opinions on abortion and Joe Biden, the WaPo would have given him harsher treatment.

And yet the mainstream media still wonders why trust is at an all-time low and why so many despise the games they play?

It’s like they just can’t help themselves.

Flashback: Glenn Youngkin Gets Last Laugh After WaPo Issues ‘Clarification’ on Hit Piece That Fell Apart

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