In a stunning admission, The Washington Post on Monday, July 27 admitted to atombash.com in an email that it characterized Donald Trump supporters as less-educated, white, poor and xenophobes in its article entitled, ‘Donald Trump’s surge is all about less-educated Americans.’ The piece, written by an African American reporter, was a stunning indictment of the intelligence, race, political affiliation and moral fiber of Donald Trump supporters.
Washington Post reporter Janell Ross, using polling data and statistical analysis to bolster her borderline heretical hypothesis, took no prisoners and minced no words as she proceeded to make her case for the dumbing of Donald’s supporters.
“But when you look at who told pollsters that they share at least some of Trump’s concerns, that same pattern mentioned up above — white, Republicans with more limited education — shows up,” wrote Ross.
Not content with merely maligning a huge swath of hard-working, blue collar Americans, Ross went on to take a swipe at the alleged xenophobic tendencies of Trump supporters. While some Americans, Ross asserted, believe that immigrants strengthen the country, “… there are plenty of people who see things differently. And those people appear to be concentrated among whites, Republicans and those with lower levels of education.”
When asked by atombash.com in an email if she was saying that Trump supporters are by-and-large stupid, white, poor and xenophobic, Janell Ross refused to answer the question and referred atombash.com’s email to Washington Post publicist, Molly Gannon. Gannon said, “The Post story speaks for itself.” And indeed it does.
“Janell Ross cast a wide net of socio- and psychographic stereotypes in her article,” said David Leone, a retired political analyst from Tallahassee. “I understand that Trump’s surging poll numbers invite this type of scrutiny, but her piece was unmitigatingly biased in the worst way; unbecoming an impartial reckoning of the facts.”
When the Washington Post was given an opportunity to refute atombash.com’s characterization of the Ross article as a racially and socially incendiary vehicle with partisan overtones, the newspaper steadfastly refused. At the very least, The Washington Post’s unwillingness to disassociate itself from the penumbra of bias and stereotyping speaks volumes of at least tacit support of the Ross argument.
In mock amazement as to how Donald Trump scaled to the top of national polls, Ross writes “But how did this come to be?” She goes on to answer her own question with a not-to-subtle jab at Donald Trump’s supporters. “A lot has to do with education.” Or, more to Ross’s, thesis, the lack thereof.
One West Palm Beach voter took exception to The Washington Post article, saying the piece was blatantly partisan with a transparent agenda.
“I’m not a Trump supporter but it’s quite clear that The Washington Post is not a fan of The Donald,” said Beverly Bounders, a mother of three from West Palm Beach. “It’s too bad that a paper like The Post can’t just stick reporting the news and not trying to shape it.”