Aggressively Stupid: WaPo Attacks on Marco Rubio
The Washington Post published a ridiculous hit piece on Marco Rubio yesterday, claiming that “documents show” that Rubio had “embellished the facts” about his family’s history, specifically how they came to America from Cuba.
You can pinch your nose and read the article here.
Because Rubio’s family emigrated to America from Cuba in 1956, and Fidel Castro did not officially take power until 1959, writer Manuel Roig-Franzia claims that Rubio should not be able to say he is part of the Cuban exile community, and accuses Rubio of exaggerating his family’s history for political gain.
I have decided I will not call this article journalistic malpractice, because that would imply that what Roig-Franzia published yesterday was journalism, instead of an egregious attempt at character assassination. Roig-Franzia’s belligerent distortions of history makes him a prime candidate to create the next campaign video for Alan Grayson (of “Taliban Dan” fame).
The Washington Post and Manuel Roig-Franzia (as well as whichever blind and ignorant toad of an editor approved that article) owe Rubio a huge apology.Read More »