And so influencers took up arms. There were celebrities from Taylor Swift and Jamie Lee Curtis to Ice-T; meme accounts like Rex Chapman and the Lincoln Project; members of media like MSNBC pundit Claire McCaskill; members of Congress…even Barack Obama. All hollered that Post Office must be protected at all costs, and including photographs, some dating back to 2016, of locked mailboxes, unused mail trucks and mail sorting machines in yards with fences. It was hard not to be reminded of the 2014 photo of ‘kids in cages’ that started circulating in the Trump era: post office reforms which led to the reorganization of mailboxes and sorting machines were also enacted by the Obama administration. But they were largely ignored by the media, because Obama oversaw the Era of No Scandals™.
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It took a Medium blogger to separate fact from fiction. News outlets were utterly uninterested in finding the truth. When the Post Office released a statement saying that mail-sorting machines are routinely shifted around to handle different workloads, it was roundly ignored. Instead, during a Monday morning MSNBC appearance, Rep. Jim Cooper suggested arresting Louis DeJoy, the Postmaster general. DeJoy has now been called to testify before a House committee next week. Perhaps the Democrats needed something else to do besides blocking COVID relief?
I miss the carefree innocent days of the left blaming potential election losses on Diebold and, prior to that, on right-wing media bias.
THIS TRUMP VOTE SUPPRESSION CONSPIRACY REACHES EVEN FARTHER THAN I THOUGHT! PHOTO: Rioters Destroy Minneapolis Post Office 55406.
Actually, if you imagine Antifa and Black Lives Matter as working for Trump all along, it kinda makes sense. . . .