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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The False Narrative on the Cheney Ouster Continues

May 19, 2021 --

The New York Times and The Washington Post took similar angles in misreporting what the ouster of Liz Cheney as chairperson of the House Republican conference is all about.   

Both papers put the ouster in terms of Cheney's challenging former President Trump, quoting the Post report, "over his false claim that  the [2020] presidential election was stolen."

The Times, on the inside page, after noting that this "episode has only called attention to the party's devotion to Mr. Trump," went on to allege that the GOP had also shown "its tolerance for authoritarian tendencies," -- which is sheer propaganda.

The Times added that the ouster of Cheney from the House Republican conference chair marked "internal divisions between Trump acolytes and more traditional Republicans".   

LPR understands "more traditional Republicans" to refer to the Never Trumpers who are "acolytes" of the Deep State.

The New York Times did quote a comment from Rep. Jim Jordan, (R.-Ohio) a true conservative populist, LPR believes, that explains why Cheney had to go: "'Can't have a conference chair who recites Democrat talking points.'"

The Post story included a remark from Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D.-N.Y.) that LPR regards as a statement of projection:  "'There are but two parties now: patriots and traitors'".