The far-left Washington Post had a tough last week between the amended fact-check of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) and the backlash from a tweet about President Joe Biden attending funerals.
On Saturday, the “paper of record” faced fierce backlash on social media when it promoted a story about whether or not the president’s presence at funerals was the best use of his time. The tweet occurred previewed the president’s attendance at the memorial for former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) – the seventh funeral he attended as president.
“Biden, who heads to Sen. Harry M. Reid’s memorial Saturday – his seventh as president – uses funerals to honor his friendships and make a point about bipartisanship,” the original tweet said.
“Not everyone thinks it’s the best use of his time,” it added.
Hot (garbage) take from the @washingtonpost:
The President goes to too many friend's funerals.
I bet he agrees.
They literally "accuse" (BTW President) Biden of using funerals "to honor friends". How dare he???
What a ghoulish point of view. pic.twitter.com/1zMmHvpqq1
— Rabbi S Litvin (@BluegrassRabbi) January 8, 2022
The article, titled “Biden, Funerals and a Bygone Era,” noted that some close allies of the president believe that he has put too much emphasis on attending funerals as part of his relationship-driven approach to politics:
Though attending funerals is frequently caricatured as the purview of vice presidents, in this administration Biden has made sure to go himself, and may have attended even more if not for the coronavirus pandemic.
The tendency to show up for those in mourning is a pattern of his years in public office.
Ted Kaufman, a former Delaware senator and longtime aide to Biden, said that staffers throughout his career have figured out quickly not to fight him too hard on attending these events.
After intense backlash from both Biden fans and Biden critics, the Washington Post deleted the tweet and said: “We’ve deleted a tweet that inaccurately represented the scope of the story.”
We’ve deleted a tweet that inaccurately represented the scope of the story.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 8, 2022
The Washington Post attacked Joe Biden for attending “too many” funerals this year. They say it’s “not the best use of his time.” Wow! Do you know what’s not the best use of your time? Reading WaPo. Would you please do me a favor? Cancel your subscription to the Washington Post.
— Uncovering The Truth (@UncvrngTheTruth) January 8, 2022
I think this is the worst WaPo piece I have ever read.
I am not convinced this was written by a human being.
It isn’t just breathtakingly bad; it talks about FUNERALS as if they’re just time-sucks.
Did a sociopathic Roomba write this?
This is Cats – The Movie of WaPo pieces. https://t.co/YWGueUL5H8
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) January 8, 2022
BREAKING: The Washington Post is under fire for suggesting that President Biden's decision to attend Harry Reid's funeral is not a "good use of his time."
Who thinks it’s ALWAYS a good time for President Biden to show his immense decency and kindness? ✋
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) January 8, 2022
The Washington Post deleted its tweet several days after it reduced the Pinocchio rating for Republican Sen. Tom Cotton when he accurately predicted that the 2021 coronavirus relief bill passed by Democrats would allow for criminals like the Boston Marathon bomber to receive a relief check.