WashPost Picks Michelle Obama Promoter as New Editor for 'Diversity'

July 28th, 2020 10:39 PM

Last month, we reported The Washington Post was responding to internal protests about its racial makeup and coverage by creating new positions, starting with a managing editor for “diversity and inclusion.” The Post announced today they have filled that position: Krissah Thompson, best known on NewsBusters for her regularly gushy coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama during…

WashPost Insists Bill Clinton's a 'Role Model for Wholesome Living'

September 6th, 2016 7:06 PM
On the very day a CNN poll made the presidential race look tight, The Washington Post was blatantly projecting a Clinton victory. They wrote a “Dear Bill” letter on the front of Tuesday’s Style section begging the former president to fully “own” and embrace  the First Lady duties, since “more likely than not, you’ll be moving back into your ‘90s homestead in a couple months.”

WashPost Gushes All Over Michelle's 'More Authentic' Racial Discussion

June 12th, 2015 9:54 AM
Let’s hope Michelle Obama is keeping a scrapbook of all the gushy positive stories written for her by Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson. In Friday’s Post, the Style section front page carried a foot-high picture of the First Lady in a black robe and the all-caps headline “MICHELLE OBAMA COMMENCES TELLING IT AS SHE SEES IT.”  All around the picture were little yellow quote bubbles of her…

WashPost Buries Subpoena Scandal in Puff Piece on Houston Mayor

March 18th, 2015 1:39 PM
It may seem hard for the average person to have sympathy for a politician who wields her power to unconstitutionally silence her opposition but that is exactly what Washington Post writer Krissah Thompson tried to summon in her puff piece on Houston mayor and budding totalitarian Annise Parker in the March 18th paper.  Back in October, the media was silent as openly lesbian Parker attempted to…

WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and Landmark, Just Like Selma

November 28th, 2014 8:49 AM
As proof the national media is trying to turn Ferguson into Selma – with no appreciation of a difference in racism between Alabama in the 1960s and St. Louis in 2014 – see Krissah Thompson’s Thanksgiving Day dissertation in The Washington Post. A headline was “To many, ‘Ferguson’ is shorthand for police mistreatment of blacks.”

WashPost Finally Notes First Lady Shut Out Press on China Trip; Buries

March 26th, 2014 10:00 AM
It’s been nearly a week but it seems that someone in the press finally noticed the lack of American media traveling with Mrs. Obama across China. The Washington Post’s Krissah Thompson, who just yesterday gushed over the first lady’s trip, finally acknowledged in a March 26 piece that American media were shut out from the first lady's press pool.  Despite Thompson’s admission, the Post buried…

WashPost Cheers On Michelle Obama: ‘History And Jump-Rope As First L

March 25th, 2014 10:39 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama is wrapping up her tour of China sans the American press. Despite American media being shut out from the visit, Mrs. Obama has received glowing coverage of her trip, most recently from The Washington Post’s Krissah Thompson. Writing on Tuesday’s March 25, Thompson puffed up “History and jump-rope as first lady visits Xi’an” before providing a glowing description of…

WashPost Profiles Young 'Antiabortion' Women, But Stuffs Story With Pr

January 22nd, 2014 11:52 AM
Surprise! The Washington Post on Wednesday profiled two young female pro-life activists on the front of the Style section. Not a surprise? The headline: “Antiabortion forces’ rising young stars.” Reporter Krissah Thompson wrote “Kristan Hawkins, 28, and Lila Rose, 25, are central players in the antiabortion movement’s resurgence.” In the same corner of the front page yesterday, the Post oozed…

A 'Soldier Stands' for 'Aiding the Youngest': WashPost Honors Inflexib

September 30th, 2013 10:49 PM
Monday’s Style section of the Washington Post is stuck on its Glorify Liberals setting. At the top it reads, “Forty years after founding the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman is unbending on aiding the youngest." The large headline below is “A soldier stands her ground.” Edelman and CDF are holding a biggest Kennedy Center fundraising event honoring Hillary Clinton, although…

'Girlfriend, Let's Get Together': WashPost Prints Huge 'Michelle Obama

September 26th, 2013 10:22 AM
While The Washington Post wrote about reporters revolving into the Obama administration, the more common pattern is reporters who flatter, pander, and powder the Obamas in the “news” pages. Krissah Thompson should be on Michelle Obama’s payroll. Splashed all over the front of Style today is this concept: “Rest up. You’re going to need extra energy to even read about all the places that the…

WashPost's Krissah Thompson Gives Readers Distorted Picture of Fight O

June 7th, 2012 6:20 PM
In today's 16-paragraph page A6 story, "Legal challenges tie up new voting restrictions,"* the Washington Post's Krissah Thompson reported that many "[s]tricter ID laws and other controversial voting restrictions" could be held up in the courts until after November election. At no point in her story, however, did Thompson note recent polling shows 70 percent of Americans back photo ID for…

WashPost Dutifully Helps First Lady Hawk New Gardening Book

May 30th, 2012 1:30 PM
Michelle Obama is out with a new book about the White House vegetable garden and Krissah Thompson of the Washington Post is doing her level best playing book publicist. "One of Michelle Obama's early worries about life in the White House had to do with a plot of land," Thompson gushed in the lead paragraph of today's page A4 story. "[T]he first lady found herself fretting over whether her…

WaPo Finds Blacks Demanding Racial (Racist?) Unity Behind Obama

October 18th, 2011 8:45 AM
The front page of The Washington Post carried a story Tuesday on black liberals demanding all blacks stand with President Obama -- just because he's black. Krissah Thompson's story carried some noteworthy "get in line" quotes from the forget-the-black-unemployment-numbers crowd, but the closest thing to a moderate or conservative in the article is a man suggesting Obama is not God. On the…

WaPo Reporter Misquotes Clarence Thomas Book -- Exactly As Anita Hill

October 8th, 2011 8:07 AM
Anyone reading the Anita Hill puff piece in Friday's Washington Post could see reporter Krissah Thompson was a big Anita Hill fan. But did she also have to be a lazy, handout-accepting Anita Hill fan? The only conservative skepticism toward Hill that the Post allowed were five words from Justice Clarence Thomas's memoir. But they were misquotes. I have an autographed copy of the book from a…