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WaPo Ripped for Using Racist Cliches to Smear Clarence Thomas

'Nothing to see here. Just the Washington Post staying on brand with racist stereotypes... '

(John RansomHeadline USA) The Washington Post is taking incoming fire from critics who believe that the newspaper has maligned Justice Clarence Thomas, as a “race traitor.”

In describing Thomas, the Post said that conservative Supreme was a “Black justice whose rulings often resemble the political thinking of White conservatives,” reported RedState, quoting the newspaper’s piece.

Critics on Twitter immediately jumped on the Washington Post, not just for the racist comparison of Thomas, but for previous drive-by insults towards high government officials who are conservative black men, such as Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

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Scott was accused by the Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, of not being authentically black because Scott’s family owned a cotton farm.

“Nothing to see here,” tweeted Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, about the Thomas comparison. “Just the Washington Post staying on brand with racist stereotypes.”

Often seen as the newspaper of record for Democrats in DC, the Washington Post eventually issued a correction, and an apology of sorts, claiming people misunderstood what the newspaper said about Thomas because the paper was “imprecise.”

“A previous version of this story imprecisely referred to Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinions as often reflecting the thinking of White conservatives, rather than conservatives broadly. That reference has been removed.”

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Thomas is well known for commenting on the double standard that liberals place on black conservatives, just as he did with a comment made to then-Sen. Joe Biden, who presided over Thomas’ SCOTUS confirmation hearing.

“And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas,” he said.

“And it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. — U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree.”

It looks like nothing has changed in 30 years.

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