WaPo’s Philip Bump Faces Twitter Backlash for Not Knowing GOP Controls Michigan

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The Washington Post‘s Philip Bump learned the hard way what happens when one assumes something and posts it on social media. He received backlash for his ignorance of Michigan’s controlling party.

— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 30, 2014

Breitbart News is a conservative media outlet, but we do call out Republicans if they screw up. Wynton Hall published a story that Michigan has more food stamp recipients than public school students. Since Hall had the nerve to point out Michigan’s failure, he must have actually been talking about Democrats, right? Bump thought so, but Michigan’s governor is Republican, and the GOP controls the House and Senate. Bump was the recipient of a few tweets as a result of his ignorance:


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