By Ben Wetmore

August 10, 2021

-The Gateway Pundit


This article is cross-posted at the Gateway Pundit’s Fact Check Bureau:

  • WashPost makes vaccine resistance out to be advancing the evil agenda of the violent militias that blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City
  • Quotes one of the most discredited sources on domestic politics possible: the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • No proof of violence except for events 25 years ago, but still tries to fearmonger about alleged militia’s fashion choices at a singalong in Buffalo

OUR RATING: Trash Journalism, aka the Daily Beast.

Indicted Outlet: Razzan Nakhlawi | Washington Post | Link | Archive | 8/7/21

If you hesitate on getting the vaccine, you’re basically Timothy McVeigh and likely to blow up federal buildings, according to the Washington Post.

This is what counts as news apparently these days: specious accusations of vague groups of people who are ‘getting together’ with one another. As long as its validated by a shameless extreme left-wing fundraising group noted for falsifying its data, it’s fit to print.

This WashPost reporter covers ‘National Security’ if you want another laugh. [1]

Major Violations:

  • Creating False Connections
  • Smearing
  • Opinion as Fact
  • Extreme View Slide
  • Some people say
  • Bad Sources
  • Guilty Grouping

The Washington Post is filled with more staid left-wing opinion pieces these days and far less of what anyone would call ‘news’ – but this is in the news section. It’s supposed to be factual, objective, and providing readers with allegedly useful information.

Instead, Reporter Razzan Nakhlawi writes a polemic designed to malign those who resist the current vaccine mandates. She does so by trying to provide an almost non-existent link and connection to violent militia groups.

Since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, this has become part of Journalism 101 whenever referring to anything on the right: link it to the militias so you can link it to domestic terrorism.