WAPO FACT CHECKED TIM SCOTT’S FAMILY HISTORY CITING THAT THERE WAS ‘MORE TO THE STORY’…
The Washington Post is facing MAJOR backlash after fact-checking the family history of a famous Republican black Senator, some are calling it racist…
Glenn Kessler, a fact-checker for the Washington Post, published the so-called ‘hit piece’ on Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina questioning if his family history was truly as awful as Tim Scott says.
Not only is this completely racially targeted, but the left is apparently FACT CHECKING people who came from nothing. Read some of the things written in the article below:
“Tim Scott often talks about his grandfather and cotton. There’s more to that tale,” the writer said on the Washington Post fact check.
“The tale of his grandfather fits in with a narrative of Scott moving up from humble circumstances to reach a position of political power in the U.S. Senate … But Scott separately has acknowledged that his great-great-grandfather, Lawrence Ware, once owned 900 acres in South Carolina.”
“Our research reveals a more complex story than what Scott tells audiences. Scott’s grandfather’s father was also a substantial landowner — and Scott’s grandfather, Artis Ware, worked on that farm … Scott’s family history in South Carolina offers a fascinating window into a little-known aspect of history in the racist South following the Civil War and in the immediate aftermath of slavery — that some enterprising Black families purchased property as a way to avoid sharecropping and achieve a measure of independence from White-dominated society.”
This is where things get testy in the fact-check, the author writes: “Scott’s ‘cotton to Congress’ line is missing some nuance, but we are not going to rate his statements.”
“Scott tells a tidy story packaged for political consumption, but a close look shows how some of his family’s early and improbable success gets flattened and written out of his biography. Against heavy odds, Scott’s ancestors amassed relatively large areas of farmland, a mark of distinction in the Black community at the time … Scott, moreover, does not mention that his grandfather worked on his father’s farm — a farm that was expanded through land acquisitions even during the Great Depression, when many other Black farmers were forced out of business.”
Kessler legitimately attempts to discredit Scott and his family for being successful which he uses to ‘delegitimize’ the heritage of the renowned Senator.
“Senator Scott deserves an apology for this. It’s everything wrong with the fact checking industry. The targeting. The lack of good faith. The personal side of it. It’s bad,” Roy Cooper said in response to the hit-piece.
“If you find yourself telling the grandson of a Depression-era Black man who spent his youth picking cotton to check his privilege, please for the love of all that is holy log off, WaPo,” Seth Mandel, editor of the Washington Examiner said.
“Democrats and media can lie about what Jim Crow was for weeks on end and not a word from Glenn or his newspaper. Not one. A black conservative Senator whose grandfather actually lived during Jim Crow comes along.. Glenn is ‘Now wait just a minute.’ This is a stunning new low,” Stephen Miller wrote.
Nikki Haley, colleague and friend of Tim Scott’s as well as potential 2024 candidate for President called the fact check utterly “shameful.”
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