Democrat toadies at The Washington Post David Weigel, Wesley Lowery, Abby Phillip, and Matea Gold are on Twitter slamming their employer’s advertisers BP, United Airlines, Wells Fargo, the state of Maine, and Amazon despite a Post company policy that prohibits workers at the fake news organization from ever criticizing any advertisers.
Washingtonian magazine confirmed in a report on Tuesday that Post management have an internal notice forbidding all on staff from ever “disparaging the products and services of The Post’s advertisers, subscribers, competitors, business partners or vendors.”
Weigel, whose admitted mental illness GotNews reported on in July 2015, has said that Amazon is lying about its one-day delivery promise.
Race blogger Lowery assailed the company in 2013 for—what else?—racism, attacking them for lacking a black board member. Both tweets were live at press time. Post owner Jeff Bezos founded Amazon and owns 17% of its shares.
Amazon's "one-day shipping" does not, apparently, interpret the term literally.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 16, 2009
75 of largest US companies don't have any blacks in their board rooms. Among them: News Corp, Google, Amazon, Yahoo http://t.co/V1GYyfguKV
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 12, 2013
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Weigel’s tweets mocking BP for its damage control efforts after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster—sometimes in a racially charged tone—are still up on the feed of the Jeff Bezos blogger.
These BP "please visit the Gulf coast!" ads are the strangest things on TV.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 22, 2013
A one-two combo of Angie's List and BP "please don't hate us" ads. Is my TV trying to get punched?
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 30, 2010
I love these BP "please don't hate us" ads. "White guy, you get to race a yacht. Black guy, you get to run the cleanup."
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 7, 2010
BP's favorable rating higher than Castro, lower than OJ Simpson. http://bit.ly/cD0xxi #joebartonforpresident
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 24, 2010
BP now claims oil spill never happened: "The oil is not IN the water, it's DURING the water." #blumenthaldefense
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 18, 2010
Encouraging attacks against Post advertiser Wells Fargo, Weigel is increasingly making himself a liability to the Post.
Also, Warren opens her Ohio speech by tearing into Wells Fargo, which is a nice change.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 18, 2016
One can find a list of just some of the Post’s advertisers here of which newspaper forbids criticism. They include huge military weapons manufacturers, large financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, the government of Japan, lobbyists with AARP, and Bill and Melinda Gates.
According to the Internet Archive, in June the Post has finally scrubbed their own 2010 article describing Weigel’s brief firing from the Post for wishing for the deaths of conservatives.
CNN contributor and Bezos blogger Abby Phillip in 2015 slammed Post advertiser Maine for “trying to punish the poor.”
Maine has figured out how to punish the poor for trying to save money http://t.co/sexU8H2K10
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 1, 2015
What is this kind of spinning going to do for tourism to Maine? Ask the state’s tourism board!
Phillip, who on June 16 tweeted out the home address of a law enforcement officer and whose mother thinks President Trump is a fascist, is biting the hand that feeds United.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) April 12, 2017
In April 2015, Post reporter Matea Gold decided that United Airlines’ call centers and open Twitter direct-messaging were unworthy of her. She took her complaints about her flight public, using the verified blue-check account Twitter granted her because she’s a Post reporter.
Um, @united, what is up with cancelling my reservation, keeping me on hold for 30 min and then hanging up on me when I ask for a supervisor?
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) April 25, 2015
Stay tuned for more.
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