Ashley Parker, a senior national political correspondent for the Washington Post, linked a 2010 campaign ad critical of Nancy Pelosi to the recent assault on her husband.
As many readers know by now, Paul Pelosi was the victim of a heinous assault inside his San Francisco home.
The facts behind the attack remain incredibly sketchy, but that hasn’t kept the media from – as they often do – formulating their own narrative that the assailant was motivated by rhetoric from irresponsible Republicans.
Enter Parker, who managed to form a line of reasoning that spanned over a decade and went from point A straight to point Z. And she no doubt believes her thought process was sound and precise.
Let’s see if you can follow it.:
“In 2010, the GOP launched a Fire Pelosi campaign, w images of her engulfed in flames.” –> “In 2021, McCarthy joked about hitting her on the head w a gavel.” –> “In 2022, the GOP spent $40M vilifying her in ads.” –> “And on Friday, her husband was attacked w a hammer.”
*In 2010, the GOP launched a Fire Pelosi camapign, w images of her engulfed in flames.
*In 2021, McCarthy joked about hitting her on the head w a gavel.
*In 2022, the GOP spent $40M vilifying her in ads.
*And on Friday, her husband was attacked w a hammer. https://t.co/uH6oN8o1TT pic.twitter.com/Hit5KR0sZT
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) October 29, 2022
RELATED: Nancy Pelosi’s Husband, Paul Pelosi, ‘Violently Assaulted’ in San Francisco Home
Argument That Paul Pelosi Assault Is Due to 2010 Campaign Ad is Flat-Out Dumb
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Following that tweet, one can easily imagine Parker pouring over her Google searches to somehow find a link between GOP rhetoric and the assault on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, all the while using an oversized magnifying glass coming out of her trilby hat Inspector Gadget-style.
The column Parker links to, which she helped co-author, points out that a 2010 Republican ad shows Pelosi “engulfed in Hades-style flames,” then pivots to “eleven years later.”
First off, what makes flames ‘Hades-style’ exactly, as opposed to regular flames? Second, Pelosi has been in office since roughly the dawn of time. They couldn’t find something from 20 … 30 years ago to make the link even more ridiculous?
What’s the message here? That the “wrong” political party is no longer allowed to campaign against the Speaker of the House?
1. For the Washington Post, Republicans are the source of all evil. Look at this story and how this sleazy media corporation seeks to exploit the attack on Paul Pelosi. Perhaps of Nancy Pelosi treated her political opponents with respect they’d return the favor.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 29, 2022
As per usual, the amateur hour offered by the Washington Post has drawn a conclusion first, and they are trying to fill in the facts afterward.
Does anybody remember the Gabby Giffords media reaction? Sarah Palin, who once used target graphics over political opponents, was wrongfully blamed for inciting the mass shooting involving Giffords in Tucson, Arizona in 2011.
They’re running the same playbook.
even way back in Jan 2011 we knew that Loughlin’s obsession began 3 years before the Palin map.https://t.co/9nJccuIQnb
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 15, 2017
RELATED: New Video Shows Nancy Pelosi Threatening to Punch Trump If He Marches to the Capitol
Pelosi’s History of Incendiary Rhetoric
While the accused in the Paul Pelosi attack has apparently had a history of right-leaning conspiracy theory posts on social media, it’s clear he doesn’t exactly fit the mold of somebody who listens to Republicans.
Not many Berkeley resident nudists do.
Yet somehow the Washington Post thinks he viewed a campaign ad from 2010 and ’12 years later’ wound up in Pelosi’s house motivated by its “Hades-style flames”?
Police investigating the Paul Pelosi attack continue to state they *do not know the motive.*
Yet liberal “thought leaders” like @HillaryClinton and @jimmykimmel have decreed that not only is the motive known to them, but only insane or malicious people would question them. pic.twitter.com/g2mmxLG1KF
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 30, 2022
One things for sure, the media never does this in the reverse. A canvasser for Senator Marco Rubio was violently beaten recently. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was targeted for assassination.
A teenager was run over and killed by another man who told police that the teen was a “Republican extremist.”
But Nancy Pelosi’s timeline isn’t poured over by Parker or the Washington Post following such incidents, looking intently for examples where her rhetoric has been over the top.
They don’t link her comments to wanting to “punch [Trump] out” as a contributing factor when Republicans are the victims.
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