WaPo makes a BIG ‘oops’ with George Floyd headline

“Democracy Dies in Darkness” is the official slogan of The Washington Post, but it seems the truth is slaughtered in plain sight.

The Post stated in a now-deleted tweet: “On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was shot and killed in police custody. His death sparked outrage, wide-scale protests, and calls to change policing. Two years later, what has — or hasn’t changed?”

Suffice it to say, the revelation was news to a lot of folks, given that the medical examiner who ruled Floyd’s death a homicide testified that heart disease and drug abuse —  fentanyl and methamphetamine were found in his system — contributed to his death, but that the restraint of his body and compression of his neck by police were the primary causes.

Given the newspaper’s status, it’s unconscionable that a mistake of this magnitude could be made about a story that gripped the nation by its throat for an entire year.

Curtis Houck, managing editor for Newsbusters, noted that the WaPo error also made it into the story published on the newspaper’s website, sharing a screenshot to support the claim.

In acknowledging the deleted tweet, the Post simply noted a change in language: “We’ve deleted a previous tweet for this form that included language that was changed after publish.”

The timing of the misinformation — see lie — proves to be fortuitous for conservative personality Candace Owens, as it calls attention to her documentary titled, “The Greatest Lie Ever Told: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.”

In marking the 2-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, Owens “revisits Minneapolis and the violent, racially-divided aftermath that fueled BLM’s global rise-and filled its coffers,” the film description said.

While the left celebrates Floyd as if he were a saint, as seen in hundreds of street murals across the nation, Owens tells the other side of the story that runs counter to that narrative.

“The Left has tried to present Floyd as ‘Saint George,’ assuring us that he was just ‘getting his life together,’ and working to set a good example for others,” Owens says. “But here’s the truth. Here is the person whose life and whose name are now ‘synonymous with justice.'”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the Wa-Po mistruth from Twitter:

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