During Sunday night’s Super Bowl broadcast, The Washington Post took a few moments to show the world how cool it is. And it did seem cool — the ad was narrated by none other than Bosom Buddy Tom Hanks.
You know who aren’t bosom buddies? The Post and The Donald. Therefore, Don Jr. took to Twitter with a quick response to the commercial, takin’ a stand for the old man.
Here’s the ad again, in case you didn’t catch it as part of RedState writer Brad Slager’s Super Bowl article earlier today.
Grateful for the journalists at the @washingtonpost and around the world who do the work, no matter the risk or dangers they face.#democracydiesindarkness #SuperBowlAd https://t.co/faO74lvSs5 pic.twitter.com/37PLrNLJe0
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) February 4, 2019
(Jeff Bezos = the paper’s owner.)
Pretty cool, right? “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” and The Washington Post is clearly the light of integrity.
The Post’s CEO, Fred Ryan, also hyped the campaign in a statement released prior to its airing:
“The Super Bowl is a remarkable moment to recognize the courage and commitment of journalists around the world that is so essential to our democracy. While most Super Bowl ad producers have the better part of a year, we had the lesser part of a week, but with an event this big, we decided to seize the opportunity to make this a milestone moment in our ongoing campaign to highlight reporters’ work and the importance of press freedom.”
Now get your popcorn; here’s the son of the Commander-in-Chief’s response via Twitter:
“You know how MSM journalists could avoid having to spend millions on a #superbowl comercial to gain some undeserved credibility? How about report the news and not their leftist BS for a change.”
You know how MSM journalists could avoid having to spend millions on a #superbowl comercial to gain some undeserved credibility?
How about report the news and not their leftist BS for a change.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 4, 2019
Ahmed Baba — contributor to the Post — was none too impressed:
“This how the President’s child reacted to The Washington Post’s #SuperBowl commercial that honored journalists, including those who lost their lives like Jamal Khashoggi. Trying to discredit the media won’t change the fact you lied to Congress junior.”
This how the President’s child reacted to the Washington Post’s #SuperBowl commercial that honored journalists, including those who lost their lives like Jamal Khashoggi.
Trying to discredit the media won’t change the fact you lied to Congress junior.https://t.co/M9gVUVLTq5
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) February 4, 2019
Here are some other tweets by the Post’s Ahmed:
The Trump family has paid their way around the law their entire lives
I’m unsurprised at the lengths they are willing to go to win—no matter how illegal or unethical
Thus far they’ve bailed themselves out of consequences, so they believe they’re above the law
They are mistaken
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) May 19, 2018
Trump’s main defense has been the fact no one has been charged for collusion/conspiracy (yet).
But regardless of that, you can't spin this: Trump and his team have corruptly conducted themselves in a manner unbecoming of law-abiding citizens with integrity, let alone the POTUS. https://t.co/YHRkVQRK58
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) January 26, 2019
I see Trump supporters hurt by the shutdown
They’re fearful for their future
I feel for you
Now, you need to feel for the marginalized that have been harmed by Trump for 2 years
This is what happens when you ignore the plight of others
It will eventually be your plight too
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) January 11, 2019
See how Trump stopped hollering about the caravan post-midterms?
The Southern Strategy. Racist fear mongering to stir up the base while governing for the wealth
If you’re a Trump supporter, I hope you watch this clip
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) November 8, 2018
Trump—the President who doesn’t read his briefings, watches cable and tweets for most of his day, appears to not know basic American history and civics, and sends more typos than a 3rd grader in a word processing class—calls Rex Tillerson dumb and lazy. https://t.co/CgJxCAg6b7
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) December 7, 2018
If Trump does this, he’s even further embracing the fact that he only governs for, and speaks to, a tiny minority of the country. https://t.co/9TfzTr1QBz
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) January 24, 2019
The Journalistic Light of the World, ladies and gentlemen.
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