This should come as no surprise coming from a publication whose fact checker doesn’t understand the basic definition of the word “fact.”
In a what-would-otherwise be a jaw dropping failure to understand the meaning of the word “reality,” a new editorial by the Washington Post’s editorial board accuses Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of launching an “attack on reality.”
Sanders’ alleged attack on “reality” took several forms. First, the Post’s Editorial Board objected to him characterizing Hillary Clinton’s claim that he had made personal attacks on President Obama as a “low blow.”
In the very first paragraph, the Editors write “while she made his criticisms out to be more personal in nature than they were…”
So, according to the Washington Post Editorial Board, falsely claiming someone made personal attacks does not fit the definition of a “low blow.” But if making personal attacks is a low blow, then falsely claiming someone made them is as well. At least in the moral universe most of us inhabit. That’s reality.
Then they proceed to the talking point that argues only incremental change is possible. Yea, tell that to Franklin D. Roosevelt, or Martin Luther King, or Lyndon Johnson, or Ronald Reagan, or thousands of others in the history of the world who have accomplished revolutionary change in a short time frame. That, again, is reality.
And although this particular anti-Sanders editorial doesn’t mention it, his plans for universal healthcare and access to higher education are also loudly deemed unrealistic by establishment Editorial Boards, right wing propagandists and the Clinton campaign, but a quick look at the western-style democracies in Europe, Canada and elsewhere show that their “reality” has nothing to do with actual reality.