It’s almost as if the media forgot how to do their jobs, and not only during the failed Obama presidency. They’re still practicing advocacy “journalism” while running with this absurd John Lewis story the past week. Now we discover Lewis is a complete fraud, just like the media gushing over him.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) January 17, 2017
Well, isn’t that awkward. But hey, he’s a “civil rights icon” so we can’t embarrass him, and besides, a couple dozen other irrelevant Democrats are joining him, so historic!
— Fred Bauer (@fredbauerblog) January 16, 2017
Does anyone in the media with the slightest shred of credibility challenge Lewis on his lies? We won’t hold our breath.
What John Lewis is doing isn't partisan. He's a man of principle who can't normalize such an unprecedented racioh wait he did it to Bush too pic.twitter.com/JA9E3v2OkF
— neontaster (@neontaster) January 17, 2017
So far we can find one “mainstream” media outlet reporting this.
Georgia Rep. John Lewis’ absence at the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday will mark the second time he has skipped an inauguration since he was elected to Congress 30 years ago.
President-elect Trump is not, in Lewis’ view a “legitimate president,” he told NBC’s Chuck Todd last week, a comment which aroused a predictable response from Mr. Trump — a trio of angry tweets. At the time, Lewis said it would be the first time he’d be skipping an inauguration as a congressman, but in fact, there was another missed inauguration — also a protest — and that was the 2001 swearing in of President George W. Bush.
“His absence at that time was also a form of dissent,” Lewis’ communications director, Brenda Jones, told CBS News’ Walt Cronkite in an email. “He did not believe the outcome of the election, including the controversies around the results in Florida and the unprecedented intervention of the US Supreme Court, reflected a free, fair and open democratic process. “
Oops. Can we now get back to covering the inaugurations and dismiss these buffoons still unable to cope with the election results?
Crazy thought: Shouldn’t the media have marshaled their massive resources and fact-checked Lewis before humiliating themselves like this?