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WaPo Publishes Hit Piece on Random Leftist Who Wasn’t “Woke” Enough, Gets Her Fired

WaPo Publishes Hit Piece on Random Leftist Who Wasn’t “Woke” Enough, Gets Her Fired

While black neighborhoods face economic devastation, WaPo winges about a costume from two years ago. Privileged much?

If there’s one moment that should chill the radical left and its mind-numbed robots to its core, it’s the recent Washington Post article attacking a random leftist woman for “racism” at one of its own Halloween costume parties, a party that took place two years ago.

The appalling, sloppy, unprofessional mean girl hit piece on a non-public figure ended up getting the woman fired from her job.

WaPo is facing backlash over the piece, but that it thought it worth publishing at all epitomizes what is wrong with leftstream journalism today.  The mean girls of high school took over the fourth estate and are free to spew their vindictive, petty, out-of-touch vomit on anyone who will listen (or read).  Fewer are.  And no wonder.

So the surface story goes like this:  A middle-aged leftist woman with long ties to the progressive “cause” showed up at a 2018 WaPo Halloween party dressed in a conservative suit and black face with a name tag stating that she’s Megyn Kelly.

Note that I am not using the woman’s name in this post; while a leftist, she is not a public figure and finds herself a victim of the absolutely insane and, as in this case, often retroactive, attacks on free speech and expression that are reaching feverish pitch across this country.

With this I concur:

I will not add to her fresh hell by naming her here.

For context on this WaPo travesty, this Halloween party took place during the same week that left-wing wokeness rained down its fury on Kelly for asking what is wrong with black face at Halloween.  Or whatever she said . . . I stopped caring when she proved herself devoid of sound judgement by leaving a top spot at Fox News for a “lucrative deal” that meant she had to act like something she’s not.  Kelly as gushy, touchy-feely “oooh, that’s a great meringue!  You used egg whites for that?! Amazing!” was never going to fly; her inability to understand the limits of her likability showed a serious lack of judgement.

Regardless, though, Kelly was under fire that week for her “insensitive” and “racist” comment about Halloween costumes (a comment that, arguably, ended up costing her job), so it’s not at all strange that a raving leftie would think this a ripe moment for ridicule via a Megyn Kelly in black face costume.

Her fellow WaPo party-goers—i.e. the elite, humorless, group-think radical left—were not amused.  Of course.  Nothing is funny or good, everything is dire and dangerous for this dour anti-American doomsday cult, so that’s no surprise.  To us.   She was reportedly devastated and left the party in tears.

In fact, according to WaPo, two party-goers claim that now, two years later, they are still traumatized by having this Halloween costume inflicted upon their eyeballs and psyche in 2018.

At the 2018 party at the home of The Washington Post’s editorial cartoonist, in addition to several Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, someone dressed as the “Mueller Witch Hunt” and Post columnist Dana Milbank came as just-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, complete with a beer-dispensing device on his head. A guest named Lexie Gruber wore a scary “Beetlejuice” get-up and called herself “dead.”

A middle-aged white woman . . .  wore a conservative business suit and a name tag that said, “Hello, My Name is Megyn Kelly.” Her face was almost entirely blackened with makeup. Kelly, then an NBC morning show host, had just that week caused a stir by defending the use of blackface by white people: “When I was a kid, that was okay, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”

. . . . Gruber felt compelled to revive the 2018 incident. Last week, she emailed Toles, whom she has never met.

“In 2018, I attended a Halloween party at your home,” she wrote. “I understand that you are not responsible for the behavior of your guests, but at the party, a woman was in Blackface. She harassed me and my friend — the only two women of color — and it was clear she made her ‘costume’ with racist intent.”

Gruber, a 27-year-old management consultant, told Toles that the incident had “weighed heavily on my heart — it was abhorrent and egregious.” She asked him to help her identify the woman.

Wow.  Really?  I can think of absolutely nothing more privileged, more self-indulgent, nor more nauseating than privileged lefties attending an elite WaPo party and getting the vapors over a Halloween costume.  Really?!!?

I’m sorry, but how freaking fragile and in need of immediate psychological care are you if a costume you saw two years ago wrecks your life to this day? The insanity is off the scales.

And it cost this woman her job.

But, hey, this is “journalism” circa 2020: All standards are gone, and cancelling private citizens, including those on your own side, for not being sufficiently “woke” is, after all, in the dusty, musty decades-old fascist playbook.

WaPo is probably awaiting its Pulitzer for uncovering this subversive, non-public member of their own voting bloc and her rampant “racism” that has scarred two wokesters for two years, maybe forever.  Who can ever recover from that trauma?!?

Good grief, try being one of the hundreds of minority-owned businesses who just saw their whole life go up in literal flames and get back to me about trauma.

Waaah, ‘I saw a microaggressive costume two years ago and I’m still all sad and stuff’ reveals the radical left for who and what it is.

Minority communities have been destroyed by this exact leftist elite wokeism. They care exactly zero much about black businesses burned to the ground, about black people who now have no way to get food at a neighborhood store because they’ve all been destroyed by wokesters.  Nor, obviously from their lack of results, do they care about black people who have been fed for decades on two- and four-year cycles of empty promises and blatant lies for votes.

‘DEVASTATED’: Video of young black mother trying to shop in a looted grocery store is EVERYTHING wrong with the Left’s #BLM narrative

Destroying the life and livelihood of a private citizen for some “cause” is so far beyond the pale, but this is what the rabid, vile, and purely evil left has devolved into.  Ends, means, destruction, chaos.

Ironically, in defending Ralph “Black Face” Northam, WaPo published a glowing piece stating that “America is based on second chances”:

THE HISTORY of U.S. politics is full of second chances — of scandal-scarred, disgraced and irredeemable public figures staging improbable comebacks — but few back-from-the-dead narratives have been as swift and sure-footed as the one Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has managed this year.

Since Feb. 1, when the discovery of a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page dealt what seemed a lethal blow to his political career, Mr. Northam has refocused his governorship on racial equity and reconciliation in what amounted to an extended act of public contrition and atonement. It has been astonishingly effective not just in terms of his own political rehabilitation — his poll numbers climbed from the depths — but also in setting a clear theme for his four-year term in office, delimited by Virginia’s prohibition on governors succeeding themselves.

In the process, Mr. Northam, a Democrat, persuaded many Virginians to allow him a season of penitence. Not least among them are African Americans who were stunned when the governor first admitted, then denied, appearing in the photo in which one figure is in blackface and another is in a Ku Klux Klan costume, while adding that he did don blackface, appearing as Michael Jackson at a dance contest, the same year the yearbook was published.

“A season of penitence” is, apparently, so last year.

This year, WaPo is coming for scalps, needlessly destroying private lives and livelihoods in a (history tells us) futile attempt to signal itself the wokest wokester on the woke block.

Apparently, WaPo imagines it is thereby granted some sort of magical immunity from the radical, violent mobs they’ve had no small part in unleashing on law-abiding citizens.

What makes this WaPo attack on a private citizen who is on their own side particularly perplexing is that . . . she’s a private citizen who is on their side.  This isn’t some MAGA Trumpster hell-bent on crazy ideas like defending and protecting the Constitution; this is a leftist, one of them, that they went to unsupportable, even laughable, and certainly unethical lengths to “out” as a “racist.”

One has to wonder why.

I find this very interesting.  And not a little bit amusing because the mob is coming for them, all of them, long before it pulls up its big boy pants and even imagines taking on the well-armed, well-trained, thoroughly-ready flyover rubes of deplorable America.

Maybe WaPo sees this and is chumming the waters with its low-hanging fruit hoping to pacify their own “woke” mobs? Tossing their own to the woke mobs in a sort of bizarre sacrifice in the name of their “woke” religion? Fervently hoping the woke mobs pass them by?

Note to Wapo: that never works.  You just signal weakness, and there is nothing a mob likes— and feeds on—more than weakness.


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The weakest of the weak, with their nightmares, until they can set aside the fake trauma and get a chance to dish it out. Then they turn to a mob.

They have few ethics, journalistic or otherwise. One day, when if something similar befalls them, it will not be their brethren that step forward.


Soros should be hunted down and killed like bin Laden.

The Communist Party in the USSR routinely purged insiders. The reasons are political not logical. The WaPo is a political tool. We do not know who is calling the shots (Mr. Big?) but this makes sense to the insiders who embrace “By Any Means Necessary.”

I feel some sympathy for this woman only in the sense that she was so naive as to trust these leftists where no individual has any unique value.

On her Facebook page, Schafer posts often about her opposition to President Trump

Who is Schafer?

Seems to me the blame for this lies with the weenies who fired this person for nothing much. The race-whiners themselves caused little damage, it’s the people who submit to their control who are actually civilization’s Achilles heel.

And I should give a schiff about some leftist that would happily put me up against a wall and be shot?
Not in this lifetime.
I hope she’s still crying and running through her life savings and is forced into the streets within weeks. Sleep with the dogs wake up with fleas *itch.

Yeah, I want some tacos and watermelon!

Megyn is disgusting, So they say. I’d hit it!

It’s a sin to have humor anymore

Borderline Personalities all

I care for BPD people all the time and they are the worst

The mean girls and girl boys , grade school maturity

I just can’t believe that the Washington Post would publish such a personal attack. Every word you said about these people is true. I spit on them

Just recently (last 15 days) had a co-worker threatened on a local news FB comment section because they disagreed with early and mail in ballots. The leftist jaggoff (a white middle aged employee of a local community college) inferred my co-worker was racist. The wonderful leftist took screenshots and apparantly discovered via my co-workers FB profile where she worked. As public employees our names are on the Court website and she sent our supervisor an email with the screenshots. Thankfully our boss is a good guy and didn’t overreact. But. . . . .this is the new left.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to WillS68. | June 21, 2020 at 12:12 am

    …..same as the old Left.

    They’re just open about it now…..

    Hope your friend sues that KKKollege Stalker and gets them fired and sued.

LookoutABear | June 20, 2020 at 10:32 pm

This seems like a thing with the Millenial generation to abuse their positions of power to go after nobodies

Look at that recent eBay scandal from the other week where a bunch of young eBay executives decided to run a harassment campaign against someone with a newsletter

Or when the CNN journalist went after the kid who made a wrestling meme that Trump retweeted and blackmailed him

Even the whole Gamergate fiasco blew up because the Millenials in the Gaming journals decided to attack ordinary gamers because they were upset about some gossip about one of their friends

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to LookoutABear. | June 21, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Was it here this past week that someone posted links to studies finding psychopathology was up…. 3 times? No think it was up 300 times among the leftist schooled young.

    Just remember it was a huge and shocking increase.

I hope WaPo missteps somewhere and the leftist mob literally burns their building to the ground.

I hope no lives are lost but the entire complex is razed.

The left won’t be coming to the burbs until and unless they get to use the vast weapon and ammo (hollowpoints!) stockpile Obama accumulated for his civilian force “just as powerful” as the military.

But if they do get their hands on that stuff, they’ll be able to out-weapon the ex-mil in the suburban and rural areas.

    rdmdawg in reply to artichoke. | June 21, 2020 at 12:23 am

    I wouldn’t trust Antifa types to know which end of a gun to point at people. They’re more of a danger to themselves, armed, than to any Trump-supporting suburbanites.

What the hell is it with lefties and blackface? I knew it was inappropriate from an early age (and I’m no longer young), and before then I had no idea what it was. Why do lefties feel the need to wear the blackface?

    txvet2 in reply to rdmdawg. | June 21, 2020 at 12:50 am

    I may have missed it with all the hubbub, but has anybody pulled down a statue of Al Jolson?

    Milhouse in reply to rdmdawg. | June 21, 2020 at 1:07 am

    You had the background and upbringing you had. Others didn’t. I was not brought up to “know” that it’s inappropriate, and I still don’t “know” it. I am aware that there are people who think so, but I don’t see any reason for it so I don’t agree with them. It seems to me completely arbitrary, just like so many of the ever-shifting taboos of the ctrl-left.

    Part of what they do is control people by constantly changing the language they’re allowed to use, and what they’re allowed to do, and they expect people to keep up to date and change with the latest ukase. What was acceptable last year is now forbidden, and vice versa. So as far as I’m concerned to Hell with all of that. Some words are genuinely offensive, and have been recognized as such in this country for decades or longer. But to me blackface is like saying “colored people” instead of “people of color” — a taboo created for the sole purpose of controlling people.

      alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | June 21, 2020 at 1:19 am

      More than control…. real-time identification of fellow travelers and true believers. There has to be a Central Committee overseeing all of this as it isn’t organic nor spontaneous.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Milhouse. | June 21, 2020 at 1:29 am

      Agreed. The whole point of Halloween is dressing up as someone or something you’re not. That includes any number of characters who might, if they were the genuine article, give offense to or frighten someone. The difference is it isn’t real. Maybe it’s an indication of the woke’s tenuous grasp on reality and a growing inability to keep reality and make-believe separated.

        AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 21, 2020 at 7:10 am

        @DaveGinOly. Kinda like dressing up in Kente cloth to show solidarity with the Ashanti Tribe of Slave sellers, er I mean Black Lives Matter.

    LookoutABear in reply to rdmdawg. | June 21, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Projection. Acting virtuous to take the heat off you.

    So many “male feminists” have turned out to be rapists that it’s a meme now.

    Also see all the preachers who got busted for swx scandals. Same deal

Note that I am not using the woman’s name in this post;

But you embed two tweets that name her.

Me, I have no sympathy for this woman, until she apologizes to Megan Kelly. That will show that she understands not just that what happened to her is wrong, but why. If she’s still part of the mob then let her enjoy its logical consequences to the full.

    Demanded apologies aren’t worth the paper they are written on.

    WestRock in reply to Milhouse. | June 21, 2020 at 6:26 am

    I believe the name mentioned was that of the woman who had the person fired, not the person in a Halloween costume.

      Milhouse in reply to WestRock. | June 21, 2020 at 11:44 am

      She got herself fired. Not on purpose, but she was the one who informed her employer that the story was about to be published. If you mean the woman who complained about this two years after the event, and set all this in motion, that insect’s name is Lexie Gruber.

    Thanks! This was an oversight on my part, but I think it’s okay to leave the tweets since her first name is not mentioned in them and “Schafer” is a relatively common surname.

She should lose her Pro-Choice religion, discard her liberal license to indulge color judgments. Diversity (e.g. racism) breeds adversity. Oh, and dump the Transgender Rainbow flag: exclusion of black, brown, and featuring the shredded remains of white, really? The politically congruent (“=”) or selective exclusion flag is equally bigoted.

Wait a minute, this was done by the “Washington Post”? Washington? Wasn’t he a slave owner?
Maybe the mob should force WaPo to change its name.
Sounds like something someone on 4chan could get rolling.

TheOldZombie | June 21, 2020 at 1:56 am

“What makes this WaPo attack on a private citizen who is on their own side particularly perplexing is that . . . she’s a private citizen who is on their side. ”

Gotta disagree here. It’s perplexing in the slightest.

The left is in you must be 100% pure leftist mode. It doesn’t matter how far left you are. If you make a mistake like this woman they will attempt to destroy you. In this case it worked as she got fired.

Revolutions always eat their own because no one can ever pass the purity test forever. It’s just a matter of how long you last before they come for your head.

    TheOldZombie in reply to TheOldZombie. | June 21, 2020 at 1:59 am


    That should read, “It’s not perplexing in the slightest.”

    Oh for want of an editor even if it’s only for five minutes…. 😉

VaGentleman | June 21, 2020 at 3:27 am

The Joseph Goebbels school of journalism.

Note the execrable Jonathan Chait — a longtime Obama-worshiping, lemming Dhimmi-crat and true believer in the Dhimmi-crat cause — now presenting himself as allegedly aggrieved and troubled, by the purge that was visited upon this woman. Chait has long been a cheerleader and a member of the jackbooted Dhimmi-crat movement — now, all of a sudden, he finds his conscience?

What a transparent, self-serving, miserable reprobate and hypocrite. None of these miserable Dhimmi-crat propagandists who’ve long fanned the flames of their Party’s extremism and totalitarianism, have any moral standing or credibility to criticize any of this insanity. They’ve all been riding this crazy train, for a long, long time, and, were happy to be on board as paying passengers.

Excellent article replete with glaring examples of hypocrisy. This whole movement we are seeing is dripping with hypocrisy,

While I have ZERO sympathy for the Leftist idiot woman–and wish her as much angst as her compatriots have caused this nation–I have to reluctantly take her side in this fight. The principle involved is far more important that the idiot leftist garbage female involved.

People should not lose their jobs for a costume. There should not be special rules for blackface over the use of other colors (like white face or blond wigs). Most of all, two crybabies should not get to destroy someone’s life because they can and because companies are terrified of the mob.

The Left has succeeded in emotionally scarring blacks and women in university classes marked “studies”. These are required General Ed classes in which professors are practicing destructive therapy without a license. There is no objective distance, just the breaking of personality. I have witnessed this.

It’s not just reading about past oppression that upsets students. It’s the constant and aggressive attack on the core beliefs of every student. If black or female students do not believe to their cores that they are victims, that whites or white men are evil destroyers, and that they should live, at least psychologically, as separatists and in constant political “struggle”, then they are harassed until they do. Anyone who doubts this should read some of Christina Hoff Sommers’ work on what goes on in “wimmins studies” classes.

And if you are a white student–especially a white male student– and you do not accept that whiteness is evil and that white men are the problem, then you are attacked. In class. As part of the class. It’s personal and psychologically damaging.

I have taught students who have just come out of classes like this. These students are strong males and females who are non-traditional age, who are working and raising children. I have dealt with them after they have had classes with professors who have demanded that they figuratively self-immolate in assignments and “research” papers. The students are demoralized because they have been forced to write opinions with which they strenuously disagree and which negate everything they know from their life experience—or fail the class. They’re raising kids and working FT. They can’t afford to fail a class.

What is being done in the soft courses–“studies” classes, sociology, psychology, English, etc.–is a kind of mind control. And when the same soul-destroying ideas are repeated in every “soft” discipline in which courses are REQUIRED, you end up with psychological damage, self doubt, guilt. And all for a bunch of lies.

These courses are why we have the kids we have–kneeling and begging forgiveness, joining in Marxist marches that will destroy their country, and outdoing each other in public and private virtue signalling. They have been psychologically damaged, on purpose, by professors whose goal is to do such damage.

And they’re paying thousands and thousands for the privilege.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | June 21, 2020 at 7:15 am

I have no sympathy for leftists who are eventually eaten by the alligators they created.

Abortion culture is playing with a double-edged scalpel.

To a greater or lesser degree, ordinary Americans are punished every day for their heresy to Leftist groupthink. Why would the largest social media platform determine speech was “hateful and against terms of service” by referring to the governor of Virginia by his college nickname? Why would they even care? Much worse has been printed by those who hate the President, without so much as a warning. As with Professor Jacobson, punishing the truth be calling it a smear just means that sides have been chosen with the aim to destroy one’s opponents with scorched earth irrationality.

Now that i’m in
Communists and Leftists have always outed others to show how loyal they are to the cause. They have been doing it in every revolution since France. Should we care? Probably as they will get to us sooner or later.

MattLauersNob | June 21, 2020 at 10:06 am

I am amused by lefties eating their own. The fired woman would almost certainly join a mob to try and get a conservative co-worker fired. Zero sympathy for her but thanks for confirming how evil the left is.

I see nothing wrong with blackface.
Never have, and probably never will. It is a sad day in America when we cannot even talk about certain topics.

Albigensian | June 21, 2020 at 1:40 pm

“I see nothing wrong with blackface.” I disagree. Blackface inevitably brings forth images of minstrelry, cakewalks and similar disgraceful ‘entertainments.”

Nonetheless, the takeaway from this incident would seem to be that although some religions offer redemption, the Church of Woke is not one of them. In this religion even a minor transgression may get one condemned to Dante’s Ninth Circle.

    Exiliado in reply to Albigensian. | June 22, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    False dichotomy.
    Calling it “disgraceful” is a choice, which in turns leads into some sort of circular reasoning.

JackinSilverSpring | June 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The leftstream media? No, it is the Maoist State Media. Bezos should be proud of his Compost, Pravda (truth) on the Potomac where the truth goes to die in darkness.

Second chances are only for the elites.

The best theory I have seen as to why WaPo ran this story is that it was a CYA piece. Supposedly, right wing media reporters were nosing around to get a story about “Blackface at a WaPo Party”, so WaPo had to strike first and throw that unfortunate woman under the bus. This makes sense – they ran the story to protect WaPo.