Fox News was terribly offended that the Washington Post printed a biography of a dead lawmaker

If you didn’t see the news yesterday, Jackie Walorski, an Indiana GOP lawmaker, was tragically killed in a car accident in her district. His communications director, Emma Thomson, and Zachery Potts, president of the Republican Party of St. Joseph’s County, were in the car and were killed too, as was the driver of the car who allegedly crossed the middle lane of the car. highway and collided with them ahead.

This is all great. On a personal level, this writer has been close to too many people who have died in the same horrible way, or close to their loved ones. We are so, so sorry when we hear any kind of news like this, no matter who it is. It is devastating.

That said.

When a person dies, especially if they are a public figure, their biographies tend to be written in obituaries. And Fox News is so mad at the Washington Post to do just that.


The Washington Post highlighted Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind .’s decision to vote against the impeachment of former President Trump and the certification of President Biden’s victory in Arizona and Pennsylvania in their report on the rep’s death. […]

The Washington Post report noted the congresswoman’s religious conservatism and anti-abortion stances, including her opposition to the Women’s Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act.

“A supporter of Donald Trump, Walorski voted against the president’s impeachment in 2021 for his role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, which resulted in the death of one police officer and four others and the injuries of over 100. Law enforcement officers. He also voted against confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victories in Arizona and Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election, “reads the end of the Post’s report.

Fox News showed this tweet by Ellen Carmichael, identifying her as a former House GOP staff member:

To its credit, Fox News also mentioned that the to sendThe article contained outpourings of condolence and sadness from both sides of the corridor and a lot of other things as well.

But still, stronger for those behind, and we’re sorry to have to state it so clearly: when a public figure dies, the things he has done in life tend to get printed. It was a congressman who, with his votes, participated in Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow the US government on January 6, 2021, and then a few weeks later, claimed to be okay with what Trump did that day. , voting against his impeachment. And frankly, those seem to be the most important things Walorski has done recently, at least that have gotten to the level of making a lot of news. Maybe he did a lot for his district of him, we don’t know.

As far as we know, the only other time she has appeared on Wonkette is when she asked to be removed as a sponsor of an anti-abortion bill in 2015 because she disagreed with how Republican men don’t. they can stop by analyzing which rapes are “legitimate rapes” and which are not.

“WHAT’S WRONG WITH EVERYONE,” asks the performatively outraged former GOP staff member, who is angry at WaPo for stating some facts. When they write the story of a politician who has died, reporters will say something about who that politician was.

Are they made offensive in any way? Do these people think this is not how history will remember them? Don’t they really understand that, for most Republican members of Congress, what they did during Donald Trump’s coup will be somewhere near the top of the news about them when they die?

As for the outrage we see from Fox News and the former GOP staff member, they are indirectly acknowledging that the authoritarian and anti-American project that Republicans have engaged in in recent years is incredibly shameful?

eh Maybe that’s it. And we don’t want it on our tombstone either.

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