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FAKE NEWS: Washington Post Pretends Republican Candidate’s Scottish Kilt Was A Confederate Uniform

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The Washington Post is running hard with the narrative that pro-Trump Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart wore a Confederate uniform to a formal event, even though Stewart has told the newspaper that he was actually wearing a traditional Scottish kilt uniform.

Stewart, who worked on the Trump campaign as Virginia state director for most of the election, is running against Bush administration RNC chairman Ed Gillespie in next month’s primary, in which the polls are tightening and the race is up for grabs. Stewart is fighting against the removal of Confederate monuments in Virginia, in addition to his promised crackdown on illegal immigration and Trump-style tax cuts. The liberal establishment Washington Post, meanwhile, is accusing him of playing Confederate dress-up.

“The Washington Post has tried to take me down for years,” Stewart told Big League Politics. “When I led the nation’s toughest crackdown on criminal illegal aliens in 2007, they labeled me as a bigot and racist and said I would never be reelected” as at-large chairman of the Prince William County board of supervisors. “When I was reelected by an even larger margin, they claimed that I was exploiting people’s fears of immigrants.  None of this worked, and the 454,000 residents of Prince William County have elected and reelected me four times.  The Post has resorted to outright lies.  The most recent example is claiming that I dressed up in an outfit “approximating a civil war dress uniform.”  The truth was that the outfit was a kilt tuxedo top.  They knew this before writing the story, but they wrote it anyway. I am not surprised by any lie or distortion that Washington Post prints.”

Stewart did, indeed, appear at a traditional Old South Ball where the Confederate flag was displayed, but he was not dressed in a Confederate uniform. He was clearly wearing a kilt tuxedo top.

Corey (left) in his kilt jacket

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Washington Post reporter Laura Vozzella wrote a piece on April 11 entitled “Did a Republican running for Va. governor really dress up like a Confederate gent?”

As with most headlines that end in a question mark, the answer, in reality, was no.

Vozzella wrote, “For a minute there, it looked like Corey Stewart’s bid for Virginia governor had morphed him from Confederate flag-waver to fully costumed Confederate reenactor. He turned up at the Old South Ball in Danville during the weekend, sporting a bow tie and dark bolero jacket bedecked with lots of shiny buttons. In a video he posted online, the former chairman of President Trump’s Virginia campaign looked right at home with all of the women in hoop skirts and men in Civil War-era uniforms.” Vozzella then proceeded to quote Stewart, who is Scottish, in the article calling the dress a Scottish kilt.

Stewart campaign representative Noel Fritsch sent a series of emails to Post staff pushing for retractions, but the narrative continued.

Petula Dvorak wrote in the Post last Tuesday, “Stewart, who is also chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, even dressed as a Confederate reenactor and then had his campaign fly his banner along with a Confederate flag behind an airplane.”

Vozzella wrote another piece Saturday entitled “Do Corey Stewart’s Confederate antics help Ed Gillespie or hurt the GOP brand?”

Vozzella writes that “Stewart held multiple rallies for the monument, unfurled the Confederate flag at other events and attended an Old South ball in an outfit approximating a Civil War dress uniform. Along the way, he gave an interview to Mike Cernovich, the alt-right Internet figure who helped popularize the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory. The alt-right is a small, far-right movement that seeks a whites-only state. Adherents of the alt-right are known for espousing racist, anti-Semitic and sexist points of view.”

Writer Cernovich, of course, does not seek a “whites-only state,” and Stewart’s outfit did not approximate a “Civil War dress uniform.”

Big League Politics reached out to Post editors and to Vozzella and Dvorak about the false claim. Vozzella’s reply is shocking in its candor.

“Hi. I described the outfit in detail here,” Vozzella told Big League Politics, linking to her first article. “In a more recent story, I did not go into all that detail. I just said he wore “something approximating” a period outfit. Corey questioned that description. Below is my response: ‘When we [talked] about it, you’d said how it was the best you could come up with on short notice — meaning, I thought, that you were trying to put together something that could pass for a period outfit out of what you had in your closet.”

Asked if she thought a Scottish kilt and a Confederate uniform are the same thing — because both were primarily worn by white people and because the Scots are still under British occupation — Vozzella replied, “No, I don’t think a kilt is the same as a Confederate uniform. And Corey did not wear his kilt. He took his kilt jacket and paired it with slacks, an ensemble he described to me as something that would fit in at the Old South Ball:  ‘It’s the best I could do on short notice.'”

Pressed with the fact that Mike Cernovich has never advocated for a “whites only state,” Vozzella did not reply further.

 

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Immigration

COULTER: Detained Illegals Are “Being Separated From Coyotes and Drug Mules”

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Author and pundit Ann Coulter was confronted by a TMZ cameraman today, and the result was not pretty for the paparazzo.

“The biggest thing is these kids are being separated from their parents,” said the cameraman posing a lefty journalist

Coulter responded in her usual ruthless manner.

“They’re being separated from coyotes and drug mules, that has already been proven before” she said.

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Coulter continued to savage her adversary.

“The parents can stay in Mexico,” she said. “You don’t get to get out of committing crimes in this country because you have a baby. I mean, why don’t we let out Bernie Madoff. His kids suffered. One committed suicide.”

The activist then brought up the First Ladies who have denounced President Donald J. Trump’s zero tolerance policy.

“Thank God First Ladies aren’t elected officials,” Coulter replied with a grin.

When asked if she thought this would be a “stain on our country’s history,” Coulter delivered her knockout blow.

“It’s going to be the END of our country’s history if we let these hordes in,” she said. “It will never, never stop.”

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WaPo Employees Beg Bezos for Raise

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More than 400 employees at the Washington Post have signed an open letter to owner Jeff Bezos demanding better working conditions after more than a year of failed negotiations with upper management.

“[Dear Jeff Bezos] we workers of The Washington Post have been bargaining for a year and have little to show for it because The Post won’t meet us halfway on much of anything,” says a tweet shared by the Post Guild. “We love The Post. We know you do too. Our work has earned us more than what The Post is offering.”

According to Deadlinesignees of the letter include prominent employees like White House reporter Ashley Parker and political reporter Dave Weigel.

Bezos is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Amazon. His estimated net worth is nearly $142 billion. He bought the paper in 2013.

The left-wing culture that has engulfed the Washington Post has spilled over into the office, and come back to bite Bezos. His employees are calling on him to “share the wealth” that they claim to have created.

“All we are asking for is fairness for each and every employee who contributed to this company’s success: fair wages; fair benefits for retirement, family leave and health care; and a fair amount of job security,” the petition says.

The staff accompanied the petition with a video.

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“I’m fighting for equal pay, because regardless of gender or skin color, we all deserve to be paid the same,” said a compilation of employees in the video.

The sword of social justice appears to be turning inward on the Washington Post. 

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See How This Trump Supporter Trolled De Niro At His Own Play

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A little more than a week after his vulgar anti-Trump rant at the Tony Awards, actor Robert de Niro was repaid in kind at the curtain call of his version of “A Bronx Tale,” the Broadway show.

In the style coined by independent reporter Laura Loomer, a man stood up at the end of the show, rushing the stage with a “Keep America Great” flag. De Niro is the director of the show.

“The times we live in,” wrote Joe Del Vicario, who was at the show. “At the end of A Bronx Tale, a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has. He was escorted shortly after. It’s sad that people can’t enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it.”

 

But politicizing shows is nothing new for the left. In November 2016, a cast member of Broadway Musical “Hamilton” lectured Vice President Mike Pence after the show. Pence was booed while exiting the theatre.

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“We, sir, we are the diverse American who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us.” said a cringeworthy Brandon Victor Dixon on stage.

After the show, Dixon continued injecting his politics into Broadway.

“We really thought this was an important moment to really say something,” he said. “To get in front of an individual with whom we feel we have differences and to make sure that he hears and he sees us.”

According to the new rules set by the left, yesterday’s “A Bronx Tale” protest is simply par for the course. The protestor, after all, was just getting in front of someone with whom he disagrees, right?

No surprise that the left does not want to play by the rules it has created.

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