Washington Post drops outrageous tweet about parade massacre – rt usa news

The Washington Post revised an article and removed the Twitter post promoting it after it said the massacre at last weekend’s Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., Was “caused by an SUV.”

The tweet was posted Thursday with a caption, “This is what we know so far about the sequence of events leading up to the Waukesha SUV tragedy.” The article linked to the post also blamed the vehicle for the massacre, which left six dead and 61 injured, claiming “The SUV crashed into parade participants.”

The article did not mention Darrell Brooks – who was charged with six counts of murder after allegedly crashing his sport utility vehicle into parade spectators – until the fifth paragraph. The Post continued to refer to the movements of the SUV without referring to the person behind the wheel.

With mainstream media already accused of trying to play down Waukesha’s chaos and deflect attention from Brooks’ hatred of whites and Jews, the Post’s wording quickly sparked outrage online. U.S. Representative Ken Buck (R-Colorado) asked mockingly: “Does the SUV drive himself? This title is a shame.

Journalist Mollie Hemingway joked that the Post may be suggesting Waukesha’s SUV looks like Stephen King’s. “Christine”, the horror story of a car that killed people. Other observers said the newspaper disrespected the victims of the parade massacre by trying to obscure the role of the killer.

“The parents of an 8-year-old boy saw a psychopath murder their precious son in front of their eyes. said journalist Kylee Zempel. “This scum tweet is the lowest of the lowest.”

The Post then deleted his tweet, claiming the language of the article had been “Changed after publication”.

The controversy marked the latest in a series of mainstream media coverage that called the Waukesha murders a “crash” or “accident.” Early reports from the Post, CNN and other media suggested the Waukesha suspect was fleeing police from another incident when he made his way to the parade route. The reports, which cited unidentified people “sources,” were later demystified by the police.

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