I’ve been watching with some mixture of mild surprise, horror, and disdain as the Democrat’s activist media arm whiplashes from attacking President Trump with all hate all the time to fluffy, chills-enthusing fanfic about Joe Biden.

Kamala Harris is also getting the fawning treatment reserved by the biased media for Democrats and antifa.  During her brief, failed run for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, the Washington Post did a story focused on her close relationship with her sister (the one who reportedly caused so many problems among the campaign staff).

The piece contained an unflattering description of Harris comparing campaign downtime spent walking on the beach to a prisoner begging for food and water.  It’s a horrible comparison, but it seems she is saying that if the hungry, thirsty prisoner got the begged for “treat” of a “morsel of food” or sip of water, it’s just like strolling on the beach with her husband.  Only hilarious. Or something.

Judge for yourself (via archive link of original WaPo story):

https://web.archive.org/web/20190723180516if_/https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/07/23/who-is-real-kamala-harris-her-sister-maya-knows-answer/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4d9bc312689bObviously not a flattering portrait of Harris.  At all.  In fact, it’s problematic on a number of levels, so . . . it had to be memory-holed.

There was, as you can imagine, massive backlash to this bit of revisionist biography, and WaPo acknowledged their misstep . . . sort of.

Via Reason:

UPDATE: As of 1:15 p.m. on January 22, The Washington Post has updated its website and URLs to restore the original version of the Kamala Harris profile detailed in Reason’s post, below.

“We should have kept both versions of the story on the Post’s site (the original and updated one), rather than redirecting to the updated version,” Kris Coratti, the Post’s vice president for communications, told Reason in a statement on Friday. “We have now done that, and you will see the link to the original at the top of the updated version.”

Okay, so fine, they now have two “versions” of the same article, one with the unflattering but genuine moment with Harris being her cringe-inducing self for all the world to see, and another without it.  For what purpose?

As the backlash built on social media, WaPo explained it as follows:

So a little bit of “repurposing” and “updating,” you know, because reasons.

The Washington Post seems to have taken its “Democracy Dies in Darkness” slogan and turned it into their mission statement.

 

 
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