The Washington Post, just like The New York Times, The Charlotte Observer, and The Raleigh News & Observer, has been a reliable source for leftist disinformation and propaganda for as long as I can remember.
They’ve joined the Hillary Clinton-inspired right-wing ‘fake news’ hunt — *as a way of demonstrating to the world that a pack of right-wing liars on the Internet conspired to deny Hillary what was rightfully hers.* Here’s somebody named Abby Ohlheiser writing in The Post today:
The website for an organization calling itself Demand Protest made its mission pretty clear: “When your strategy demands paid protest, we organize and bring it to life.” Billing itself as a group that generated the “appearance of outrage” on behalf of left-wing causes, the existence of Demand Protest became an attractive story for many right-wing media outlets. The group, it appeared, was proof that dissent against Trump was manufactured by shady leftist organizations, and could be lucrative: one Backpage.com ad placed in Demand Protest’s name promised a full-time job that paid a $2,500 retainer, plus $50/hr., and benefits.
It was the perfect story to share, if you’re inclined to believe that anti-Trump protesters must be getting paid to be there. Something to that effect has long been in the canon of largely unsubstantiated rumors circulating on the Trump Internet.[…]