A Washington Post reporter personally squashed Dr. Vanessa Tyson’s sexual assault claim against Virginia’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, according to another reporter within the organization.
Big League Politics spoke to WaPo reporter Fenit Nirappil, who covers local politics for the Jeff-Bezos-owned paper. When asked who specifically spiked the story about Tyson’s allegations, brought to the paper in late 2017, Nirappil said the following:
“I would just, like, look at the original story and who wrote it.”
“Yeah,” Nirappil replied when asked directly if he was talking about Vargas’ story.
In her Monday story, Vargas, who describes herself as a “columnist” at the paper, said that WaPo did not publish Tyson’s claim because the claims were “uncorroborated.” Fairfax had claimed that the paper squashed the story because of “red flags” and inconsistencies.”
“Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present. The Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version,” the piece said. “The Post did not find ‘significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,’ as the Fairfax statement incorrectly said.”
The necessity for corroborating evidence of such claims appears to be a new standard for the The Post, who provided wall-to-wall coverage of uncorroborated claims of sexual misconduct made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a Republican, in September.
The paper simply let Tyson’s allegations fade away into the darkness, where democracy dies.
When asked whether WaPo ever went to authorities with Tyson’s claims, Nirappil explained that that is not standard procedure for reporters, which is reasonable.
Big League Politics reached out to Vargas, but received no response from her directly.
Executive Editor Martin Baron sent a long explanation detailing why WaPo squashed a story about the rape allegations made by Tyson against Fairfax.
At no point in WaPo’s explanation did they detail who specifically made the decision to spike the Fairfax rape allegation story, but in a subsequent email, Vice President of Communications Kris Coratti told BLP that “specifically, it was the ranking editors in the newsroom who made the decision” to spike Tyson’s allegations.
When asked whether it was fair to conclude that editors Tracy Grant, Martin Baron, Cameron Barr, and Emilio Garcia-Ruiz were involved in the decision, and whether BLP missed any editors, Coratti confirmed that Tracy Grant, Martin Baron, Cameron Barr, and Emilio Garcia-Ruiz were involved, and that there were others that we had not asked about.
Editors Note: This story has been updated to reflect several responses from a senior communications staffer at the Washington Post.
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Fox News Castigates Former ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Writer to Satisfy the Left-Wing Mob
Blake Neff is finished at Fox News.
Fox News is throwing former “Tucker Carlson Tonight” writer Blake Neff under the bus after he was forced to resign for writing politically incorrect posts on an online message board.
CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace released a groveling statement to appease the left-wing mob in which they said that no “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” behavior would be accepted at their company.
“We learned that now former employee Blake Neff, a writer on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ made horrendous and deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic comments under a pseudonym on the forum AutoAdmit,” Scott and Wallace wrote in a memo released to all FOX News Media employees.
“We want to make abundantly clear that FOX News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior. Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation,” Scott and Wallace added. “Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force.”
FOX News host Howard Kurtz also piled on during the Sunday edition of “MediaBuzz,” in which the host made it clear that Neff’s bawdy posts under a pseudonym have effectively unpersoned the writer, who will now be vilified forevermore.
“What Neff posted anonymously over five years is very ugly stuff, such as racist jokes including the N-word, derogatory slurs for gays and lesbians, denigrating the Mormon religion and mocking a woman’s dating life,” Kurtz said.
Big League Politics has reported on Carlson’s emergence as the voice of law-abiding Americans during a time when few have the courage to speak out against widespread leftist terror:
Tucker Carlson broke down the left-wing claim that America has a massive and institutional policing problem on his show on Wednesday night, pointing out that police violence has consistently declined against both black and white suspects every year within the last decade.
Tucker pointed out the circumstances of the 10 police shootings of unarmed African Americans in the United States in 2019, pointing out that in some instances the officers were attacked, and in five of the instances the officers were criminally charged. Any death is a tragedy, but the 10 shootings of unarmed black Americans are far lower in comparison to the 19 shootings of unarmed whites.
In any nation as populous as the United States, a certain level of law enforcement abuses and crimes will be inevitable. That doesn’t mean it’s the widespread epidemic that the liberal intelligentsia and race rioters have claimed police violence to be.
“Either way, this is a very small number in a country of 325 million people. This is not genocide… It is not even close to genocide. In fact, the number of police killings is dropping. In 2015, during Barack Obama’s presidency, 38 unarmed black Americans and 32 whites were killed by police. Overall totals have fallen since then, and they’ve fallen far more dramatically for African American men.”
Tucker pointed out that murder rates within the black community itself pale in comparison to the numbers of blacks killed during interactions with police.
“One final number for you, because it matters… In 2018, 7,407 African Americans were murdered in the United States. If 2019 continues on a similar trajectory, that means for every unarmed African American shot to death by police, more than 700 were murdered by someone else. Usually by someone they know.”
“Is our nation being ripped apart by a total and complete lie- a provable lie? A lie used by cynical media manipulators and unscrupulous politicians?“
The crucifying of Neff by the left-wing mob, enabled by the cowardly acquiescing of globalists at Fox News, is likely being done to hurt Carlson’s show and slow its power as a cultural force. Carlson is expected to address the controversy on tonight’s show.
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