The article claimed, “The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, しかしながら, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread” than anything seen in previous administrations.
“今週はじめ, when President Biden visited his hometown Scranton, 良い, he was greeted by a handmade sign: ‘f— ジョー・バイデン,’ held by a woman standing on Biden Street. @AshleyRParker @CarissaWolf on the increasingly vulgar taunts directed at Biden,” Washington Post White House reporter Matt Viser said while sharing the article.
A number of other journalists shared the article, including Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler and Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire.
The article blamed the “norm-breaking” supporters of former トランプ大統領 arguing “Yet the anger also demonstrates how a political party or cause often needs an enemy, a target of vilification that can unite its adherents — and, この場合, one refracted through the harshness, norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.”
しかしながら, critics noted that vulgarity was a common convention used against conservative figures, including former President Trump,, without any comment from the Washington Post.
RealClearPolitics Founder Tom Bevan tweeted “‘Trump’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts’ is a headline you saw in the Washington Post never.”
“Signs of growing media concern about ‘Let’s go, ブランドン’ and ‘F–k Biden’ shouts and signs around country. はい, vulgar, 無礼. But will have to go a long way to match ‘F–k Trump’ 気候–just in the arts world!–of recent years. So Biden chants not a surprise,” Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York wrote while sharing headlines of articles promoting vulgarity during the Trump administration.
The Federalist Co-founder Sean Davis also tweeted “What’s hilarious is how the ‘muh vulgarity’ whining is coming from a political movement that spent years parading around in pink hats resembling genitalia to protest Trump. They don’t care about ‘vulgarity’ at all.”
Users also noted The Washington Post previously supported figures who behaved in vulgar ways against President Trump during his administration. に 2017, 出版物 spotlighted a woman who flashed her middle finger at President Trump’s passing motorcade.
に 2018, the Washington Post also wrote a positive piece about comedian Kathy Griffin, calling her “the perfect celebrity for the Trump era” にもかかわらず infamously posing in a photo holding a fake bloodied image of Trump’s severed head.
Some critics highlighted that Parker and Wolf’s article incorrectly claimed Donald Trump Jr. promoted the “ブランドンに行こう” chant during a rally in September despite the chant being popularized in October.
The claim was later corrected noting that the mistake was “inserted by an editor” 名前が付けられなかった人.