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Nevilledog

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Sat May 25, 2024, 05:11 PM May 25

Washington Post bombshell: Washington Post buried Alito flag story for three years [View all]

https://www.lawdork.com/p/washington-post-bombshell-washington

Last week, many of us learned from The New York Times on May 16 that an upside-down American flag had been temporarily raised over the Alito household in the days after January 6, 2021.

Justice Sam Alito, who is a problem, blamed it on his wife and said it was a response to a dispute with neighbors, despite the complete absence of logic about why the household of a Supreme Court justice would respond to a neighborhood dispute by both disrespecting the American flag and using it in the same way as it was being used by those who supported the insurrection but were unable to storm the Capitol.

It turns out that the The Washington Post did not learn about the flag from that Times report.

In a series of paragraphs that are up there as being among the most shocking I have read in my journalistic career, the Post acknowledged on Saturday — dropped in the middle of the holiday weekend, more than a week after the Times’s report — that they had known about the flag since at least January 20, 2021, and had not revealed knowledge of it until May 25, 2024.

First, the shocking acknowledgement was that the now-retired longtime Supreme Court reporter, Robert Barnes, had, in fact, confronted the Alitos about the flag on that day in 2021.

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What a shock. I see nothing, I know nothing, etc chicoescuela May 25 #1
The reporter confronted Alito senseandsensibility May 25 #2
Then the reporter needed to go to ALL of the MOMFUDSKI May 25 #7
Yeah I wonder Cha May 25 #11
Probably some kind of NDA? Nictuku May 25 #16
Wanted to keep getting a paycheck? nt Shipwack May 26 #50
I've been a Post subscriber for years, and their reporting has definitely moved to the right. Lonestarblue May 26 #47
I've noticed the same. I still subscribe but sometimes... yardwork May 26 #49
Thanks for that insight senseandsensibility May 26 #58
Alito probably has friends high up at the Post. shrike3 May 26 #57
More proof that good Women avoid pukes. pwb May 25 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author COL Mustard May 25 #20
I didn't read pwb's post that way. Chellee May 25 #30
That ain't that. Iggo May 26 #55
Cowards! Boycott the s.o b.s. Joinfortmill May 25 #4
I haven't purchased a Washington Post newspaper since Bezos bought them. Prof. Toru Tanaka May 26 #53
Another piece of fact about how MSM is in The GOP hands. There is NO free press, just free to be purchased. Traurigkeit May 25 #5
George Carlin said it best: wolfie001 May 25 #31
I know! And a huge majority of republican voters don't read anything...much like trump. BComplex May 26 #51
Maybe they decided the flag thing wasn't such a big deal. Did anyone think Alito was decent before the flag. Silent Type May 25 #6
Thanks for mentioning that point about an upside down flag: robbob May 25 #15
Us? toad-eye May 25 #19
yeah. I'm not seeing this as quite the scandal that some are stopdiggin May 25 #27
The scandal is a justice supporting insurrection. Hermit-The-Prog May 25 #33
I don't need the situation explained stopdiggin May 25 #40
Pull at every thread lame54 May 26 #42
Context matters -- at the time, Alito was clearly supporting lies about the election. Hermit-The-Prog May 25 #32
Did he do anything in decisions before SC regarding the suits challenging the election that helped trump? Silent Type May 25 #36
WTF? Democrats are responsible for Alito's anti-democracy stance? Bye. Hermit-The-Prog May 25 #38
That's what you got out of my comments? Silent Type May 25 #39
No, the truth is none of this would have happened intheflow May 26 #43
Corporate McPravda Kid Berwyn May 25 #8
You said it BoRaGard May 26 #45
The geniuses at WaPo didn't Cha May 25 #9
Ah yes, this must be part of the "liberal" media that I hear so much about on AM radio. progressoid May 25 #10
Where there is smoke there is fire...what else are they sitting on? diva77 May 25 #12
Bezos bury a story about his buddy Alito...shocking JT45242 May 25 #13
This is so on the mark Farmer-Rick May 26 #48
"they had known about the flag since at least January 20, 2021" - I have been saying that here BumRushDaShow May 25 #14
All of M$Greedia is compromised malaise May 25 #17
We're witnessing the US becoming an authoritarian theocracy redqueen May 25 #25
It's seriously hard to process malaise May 25 #26
Peckering at the Post. yonder May 25 #18
At this point it's more a like loud firecracker Uncle Joe May 25 #21
Let's hit 'em in the wallet $$$$$$ multigraincracker May 25 #22
kick blogslug May 25 #23
Let's Boycott 1 company that we can associate with the BRIBES Captain Zero May 25 #28
this is the third try at posting a response.. mountain grammy May 25 #24
I'm canceling my subscription to wapo rwild1967 May 25 #29
I'd say we have a ruling class in this country and they look out for one another. jalan48 May 25 #34
....Democracy dies in darkness,,, EastBayGuy May 25 #35
" Last week, many of us learned from The New York Times..." brooklynite May 25 #37
Last week you dismissed that anyone was burying this story mountain grammy May 26 #56
Great article LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #41
Corporate media FAILs the American people BoRaGard May 26 #44
congress has to turn blue- et tu May 26 #46
I was wondering about that Deep State Witch May 26 #52
"Democracy Dies In Darkness" budkin May 26 #54
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