While a bunch of players in conservative media thought that the Dave Weigel/Felicia Somnez inside baseball spat was really important, let’s not lose sight of the fact that the Washington Post is terrible and evil because it’s a weapon of political destruction wielded by leftists while being funded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Take this bit of nastiness in which a paper owned by the richest man in the world, or one of them, goes to war with a potato roll manufacturer because he supports a gubernatorial candidate opposed by the Left.
Martin’s potato rolls face boycott calls over owner’s politics – Washington Post
I like the usual passive voice and fake objective reporting language when what the paper is really doing is taking a cause by leftist activists that would have been obscure otherwise and promoting it nationwide and around the world.
Big national chains such as Shake Shack and the Hard Rock Cafe use products from Martin’s, according to the company’s own accounting. So do smaller, regional chains such as Clyde’s and Good Stuff Eatery in the Mid-Atlantic. So do celebrated smokehouses such as Franklin Barbecue in Austin and Bludso’s Bar & Cue in Los Angeles.
But whether big or small, restaurant owners were being asked to surrender their allegiance to Martin’s widely popular products after recent reports showed the family behind the company is a supporter, financially and otherwise, of Doug Mastriano, the controversial Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania.
The Republican nominee for governor.
Let’s parse that. The Washington Post is promoting a boycott of a potato roll company because its owner supports the Republican gubernatorial nominee.
López-Alt’s post generated more than 25,000 likes and more than a few people who said they would join the boycott, despite their love for Martin’s rolls.
25,000. Now it’s going to be seen by millions. That’s the agenda here.
And the Washington Post follows that up by promoting the boycott to assorted companies.
Danny Meyer, founder of Shake Shack, declined to comment, but a spokesperson for the company sent a statement to The Post:
“Shake Shack has always championed equality, inclusion and belonging at our company — and we know these values are important to our guests and team members. Shake Shack does not make political donations, nor does the company endorse the political donations of private individuals. In regards to the actions of individuals associated with the Martin’s company and their personal political donations — those are the choices of those individuals and do not express the values of Shake Shack. We continue to be in active conversations with Martin’s to express our concern.”
A “request for comment”. Is that what we’re calling this?