There have been plenty of angry and awful things being insinuated within our political spectrum as of late, and the escalation over the election isn’t cooling anything down – that’s for certain.
In fact, it feels as though Americans are now as divided as they’ve ever been, with the only possible comparison left to be made a weighty one, 160 years in the making.
And it’s not just the average citizen or the political warrior that’s been thrust into this heightened state of agitation, but the media as well, with the Washington Post becoming the latest to receive admonishment for its uncouth output.
In a Washington Post cartoon published on Sunday, Ann Telnaes, the editorial cartoonist at the Post, depicts Republicans who “collaborated” with the president in contesting the 2020 election results as gruesome rats.
The image, which appeared in the Sunday issue, bears the headline, “All of the state attorneys general and U.S. Congress members who collaborated with President Trump in his attempt to subvert the Constitution and stay in office” and includes well over a hundred named Republicans.
The cartoon was met with immediate criticism.
“Today’s Washington Post depiction of Republicans as ‘rats’ was reprehensible,” wroteRep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ).
“Democrats and their allies in the media can’t win the war of ideas, so they resort to dangerous and despicable personal attacks that purposefully endanger the freedom of their political opponents.”
“The Nazi-style depiction in today’s paper is a foreshadowing of outrageous attacks that will endanger our liberties and incite violence against the Post’s chosen political enemies,” he added.
Biggs then cited his reference:
The Nazi-style depiction in today’s paper is a foreshadowing of outrageous attacks that will endanger our liberties and incite violence against the Post’s chosen political enemies.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 20, 2020
As our nation looks for peace, the Post is poking the bear.
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