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New Jersey Democracy Died in Darkness?

Tim Graham on

At The Washington Post, when Democrats are kicked unceremoniously out of office, it can only mean one thing: Democracy died in darkness.

Take Sen. Stephen Sweeney, the powerful Democrat leader of the state Senate in New Jersey. Absolutely no one thought he would lose to a Republican who was a trucker and had a tiny campaign treasury.

Paul Farhi, a veteran media reporter at the Post, diagnosed the problem in a story headlined, "How the media missed a New Jersey senate candidate's racist social media posts -- until he'd already won." A more accurate headline would be, "How the media failed to help a Democrat win (because no one thought he would lose)."

Farhi insisted Ed Durr "had a history of posting bigoted, misogynistic and derogatory comments on social media." Like what? None of Durr's tweets were quoted in full by Farhi, and Durr quickly deleted his Twitter account, so a lot of context is missing.

No. 1: "Mohammed was a pedophile!" he tweeted in 2019, and also described Islam as "a false religion" and "a cult of hate."

Mohammed, according to Islamic writings, married a 6-year-old child bride. But the Post seems upset that Islam is being criticized at all. Is it "racist" or "bigoted" to say there's such a thing as a "false religion"? Muslims believe other faiths are false, to put it mildly. Christians believe other faiths are false. That's why they have their own faiths. "Cult of hate" is harsh, but it sounds pretty close to how the Post describes die-hard Trump fans.


No. 2: Durr called the coronavirus "the China virus."

So, it's "racist" to identify the virus from where it originated. Journalists began the pandemic saying "Wuhan virus" and so on, until they were told it was racist, and then they became adamant that no one could insult Communist China for letting loose a deadly pandemic on the world.

No. 3: Durr blamed an "influx of #illegalAliens" for spreading disease.

The Post thinks it's racist to be concerned about immigrants flooding across the border with no coronavirus screening. It's the only time liberals seem to get incredibly cavalier about COVID. It's also considered "racist" to say "illegal aliens."


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