Washington Post Runs Big Fat Whopper Of A Headline About Democrat-Run Cities

(Liberty Bell) – It doesn’t take any special insight to know that Democrat-run cities are in bad shape.

However, for those carrying water for the party, this can be a rather inconvenient reality, when you’re trying to promote the bad policies the Democrats continue to push as the cities they manage are in crisis.

The Washington “Democracy Dies in Darkness” Post recently tried to refute this claim, which President Trump has recently been pushing, but they failed miserably.

The graph they used to declare that “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are run by Democrats. They aren’t” served to largely prove the president’s point, the Daily Caller reports.

Trump said Wednesday that “every one” of America’s “20 most dangerous” cities “are Democrat run.” WaPo’s analysis headline wrote that “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.”

The article, however, did not provide a single city run by a Republican in the top 20 most violent cities per capita. According to data WaPo gathered to disprove Trump, 19 of the 20 cities with the most violent crime per 10,000 residents are run by Democrats. The lone city on the per capita list not run by a Democrat is run by an Independent.

“Most of the current mayors of these cities are Democrats,” The Post was forced to admit. “Two of the mayors of cities with the most reported violent crimes overall, though, are independents and one, the mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., is a Republican. Among the 20 cities with the most violent crime per capita, one isn’t a Democrat: the independent mayor of Springfield, Mo.”

The article went on to try and explain that most of the most violent cities are run by Democrats, despite originally claiming to refute this very fact.

“Cities generally have more crime than suburban and rural areas,” according to the article, adding that “that cities tend to be heavily Democratic.”

“Since there’s a correlation between size and amount of crime and between size and propensity to vote Democratic, it’s problematic to draw a causal relationship between crime and Democratic leadership,” the article claimed. “It may be the case that cities with more crime are more likely to have Democratic leaders. Such a comparison, though, is fraught, relying on the validity of reported crime data, the metric used to establish which cities are included in the analysis, the time period under consideration and so on.”

Not unsurprisingly, the article was widely mocked for this “analysis.”

“So many things wrong with this piece,” National Review writer David Harsanyi tweeted. “Most obvious, headline says, ‘Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.’ [WaPo national correspondent Philip] Bump finds ONE city run by a Republican.”

“Trump is factually right” Harsanyi added, going on to call out Bump, the author of the piece, for seeming to change his tune from “Democrat-run cities aren’t violent” to “well, OK, they are, but here’s why” (our paraphrase).

“The most unintentionally hilarious thing I’ve seen in awhile,” Blaze Media’s CEO Tyler Cardon tweeted. “Severe TDS detected.”

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) also chimed in, joking that, Trump “is telling such clear falsehoods about crime & party leadership………. oh, wait….”

30 COMMENTS

  1. Why are we , or for that matter anyone intent on tearing down symbols of racism and apologists for slavery, not demanding that the Democrat party STOP using its name. It should be outlawed from being used as it was Democrats from Andrew Jackson, to Stephen Douglas, to John Calhoun, to Jef Davis, to Andrew Johnson, to Woodrow Wilson, to FDR, Lyndon Johnson, to Lester Maddox, to George Wallace, to Robert Byrd, and many, many more in between, need I say more, were racists, and apologists (I’m being nice) for slavery. It was not only individuals within the Democrat party, but the platform OF the party that held
    these views.
    So let’s all join together and “tear down” the greatest symbol of racism in America ! The name ‘Democrat Party and Democrat National Convention’ !
    They can re-name their party to something less objectionable so that I’m not “triggered” every time I hear the name used.

  2. The Democratic Party is full of progressive left wings. How does one party aligned to the heard mentality, they think a like (Group think) and their loyalty to the heard mentality is like they all have the same DNA. They want “power ” at any cost and they are arrogant in believing they have the right to “all” black votes. If you think differently then you are not black. Is this democracy?

  3. The washington post is Fake journalisms Just like Bunch of Buddys Fake journalism CNN and MSNBC,
    I would never and ever shop amazon Because amazon CEO
    Own’s Racist washing post, He is a Biggest Anti president Trump.

  4. Just look at the Pictures of our Neighborhoods being looted and burned.
    American dreams of Entrepreneurship being destroyed. Go Ahead and
    write a comment on who you see and what they’re doing. Nice ? Peaceful ?
    What a disgrace and to go to the Senate Floor and have them still
    arguing as Republicans or Democrats. What an Internal demise of this
    Most Powerful Nation on Earth. May GOD help us NOW !

  5. I am a 95 year old veteran of nearly three years service in the war against Japan
    which we lost as evidenced by the number of Japanese cars clogging our streets.
    It is also obvious we are losing our battle against crime in all our major cities!
    The fact that almost all of our major cities are run by democrats escapes the notice of the Main Stream Media, but it remains a FACT!
    This deplorable trend can be reversed by voting for Republicans whenever possible!

  6. The problems are that Democratic states have the majority problems, they do not do anything to protect their citizens, they allow terrorists to take over their state. have not morals or gets to stop it. One comment on this page wanted to know why a full page add to sue each and every one. Advertiser’s will not allow this, he has been banned from facebook and twitter because it is denied by them. We need to stop this. These forums are for everyone to voice our opinion. It is time to stop this. Social media has too much control and that is what they want. How much are you willing to do to stop this? Let your Senator’s and Congressman let them know. Do you have guts enough to do this or just continue complaining. If you truly believe in this country and GOD do something about it.

  7. I was raised a blue dog Democrat. These people today who call themselves Democrats are certainly not. The Democrats I grew up around believed in the Constitution. Free speech, gun rights, freedom of religion. They loved thier country and they honored thier military and any professional that was willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the citizens of this great nation. These people who disgrace these ideals are socialist/ communist and they are 180 degrees from these things. The only way , sans a revolution of blood and anguish, is to vote them out. As an army vet of 20 years I can tell you right now that avoiding such a violent conflict is important but not out of the realm of possibility. I pray that it doesn’t come to this. When Trump is reelected we may have to defend our homes and livelihood with force because if there is one thing I have learned there are those who cannot be reasoned with because all they want is revenge for the past. They don’t want equality just revenge. Our educational system has been infiltrated by communist as well as every part of any institution including corporations. Our courts and our law enforcement too. This has been the plan for many decades by the George Soros of the world and there are many of them. We can win this war but it will take along time. Resolve and unity is needed. If we are not willing to do that then say goodbye to your churches because these are godless people who believe in nothing but death and frivolity.

    • I,as well,grew up in Massachusetts,as a democrat,when they were on the right side of the Constitution. I wouldn’t vote for a one of them now, they are nothing short of insane. Just look at the grandstanding they do such as wearing African garb, supporting violent mobs!

  8. Doesn’t the FCC have the power and authority to regulate and sanction media publications like the Washington Post for publishing such blatant yet circuitous prevarications? I mean, dammit, facts are facts and all the media postings in the world to the contrary can never change that! The “Knee Jerk” (New York) Times is another fake news outlet that falls under the same category of scrutiny! There’s a very useful term for anyone gullible enough to swallow their media tripe: FOOLS!

  9. I had this chart ready for this discussion. I pulled this data about 2 months ago, while I was wondering about the leadership in the most dangerous cities in the USA. This is what I pulled together from factual data:

    Most homicides per 100,000 in population – 2017
    City Mayor Last Republican mayor
    1 St. Louis Democrat 1945
    2 Baltimore Democrat 1967
    3 Detroit Democrat 1962
    4 New Orleans Democrat 2018
    5 Birmingham, Democrat long time
    6 Jackson, MS Democrat long time
    7 Baton Rouge Democrat 2005
    8 Hartford, CT Democrat 1971
    9 Salinas, CA Non-partisan not found
    10 Milwaukee, Democrat 1946
    11 Washington DC Democrat 1910
    12 Kansas City Democrat 1991
    13 Savannah Democrat 2019
    14 Cinncinati Democrat 1971
    15 West Palm Beach Democrat long time
    16 Memphis, TN Democrat 1982
    17 Oakland, CA Democrat 1976
    18 San Bernardino Democrat 2014
    19 Atlanta Democrat 1879
    20 Richmond, VA Democrat 1990

  10. I’d like to know how Springfield, Mo. is on the top 20 largest cities. You can 20 larger cities in California alone. Guess it has something to do with this new math that came out during the Clinton’s reign of failure. Just like Hillary was going to win in a landslide and now a senile old coot is going to win in a landslide. I bet the people at the WAPO have to count using their fingers and toes, and they still screw up. The best place for the WAPO is next to the NYT in the outhouse. That’s all either one of these rags is good for.

  11. And yet Biden is way ahead in all the polls 5 months out from the 2020 election, just like Hillary was way ahead in all the polls 5 months before the 2016 election that she of course LOST. THAT is how much their heavily manipulated polls matter. 🙂

    No outside force could possibly do more damage to U.S. corporate media as a whole, than what U.S. corporate media is doing to themselves. Much of the nation – and the world – no longer believes them and for good reason – but of course you are not likely to read that reality inside U.S. corporate media itself, where they continue to push their radical anti-American political activism and pretend that it is legitimate journalism, which is largely dead.

    • Ironically, a recent poll was taken regarding different groups and entities of how trustworthy/believable different groups were. Guess what group finished at the bottom – the media. They even finished lower than Congress. So if the people answering the poll think that the media is the most unbelieveable, then I would imagine most people do not believe the media driven polls that say that Biden is whooping Trump. Deja Vu of 2016.

  12. Kinda hard to LIE when the truth just stands out.. Out of the 20 most violent cities,
    17 are Democratic, 2 are Independent and One is Republican.
    The Independents actually lean Democratic so it would seem that 19 out
    of 20 of the most violent cities ARE NOT REPUBLICAN.. .

  13. The media lies, pollsters lie, the illiterate BLM thieves are mad with looting and brutal behavior. Democrat Mayors and Governors encourage this to garner a vote. Everyone has forgotten the rest of us who are law-abiding taxpayers trying to live our lives. We need our Police Force to protect us from the mob. The timid Republicans need to step up and be heard! Pressley of the “squad” demand we pay her what we owe? My Italian immigrant grandparents had nothing to do with the Civil war, which was won by white Union soldiers who freed the blacks from slavery.

  14. THE WASHINGTON POST HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAR LEFT PAPER AND IS OWNED BY THE FAR LEFT? THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO TRASH NIXON YET COVERED UP THE MANY CRIMES OF THE CLINTON AND OBLAMA PRESIDENCIES? THEY ARE OUT TO TRASH TRUMP NOW BUT THEIR INTEGRITY IS LOST AND PEOPLE NO LONGER REALLY RESPECT THEM AS JOURNALISTS ANYMORE SINCE THEY BECAME POLITICAL WHORES?

  15. My ‘high ranking’ hometown has an odd distinction in that it’s a small subset of a much larger metropolitan so called SMSA. The hallowed our city itself has shrunk to a measly 350,000 or so, while the region commonly called greater St.Louis = about 2,200,000, making us a top 15 or so ‘city’. The Post-Dispatch, our shriveled and once great news beacon, regularly features a ‘pinpoint map’ of murders and violent crime. Naturally the points form a massive shadowy blob over the long ago destroyed urban hulk of the north side – take a guess why! Black on black genocide, with hundreds of murders annually within a 5 mile square that harkens a civil war battlefield. Imagine trying to recruit police and EMT’s in the midst of this depressing scene. And yes, our mayor is indeed a dyed in the wool, Hillary Clinton Democrat, albeit a pretty level headed one under attack daily by most of the elected minorities she shares City Hall with. Sadly her own husband’s murder precipitated her entry into city politics. He was killed in front of her home, in front of their children no less, by an attempted black carjacker. You can’t make this stuff up,

  16. Trump should use this chart at his rallies to push his truth and make sure at every meeting in front of the camera it is brought up. Visual info can help by having the chart by the podium to raise and at the press meetings. Until that is all that sticks in their minds that could be the USA on Democratic run policies. No common sense Dems only Deep State corruption.

    • You are right and this is where Trump has failed. He is not a good communicator. Reagan, for obvious example, and Karl Rove, would have taken the graph and added the chart that Brian, the first commenter, put together, and run it as an ad on TV and social media non-stop. Forced the Post and Times and all the other rags in those cities to publish it as a full page advertorial and sued each and every one if they refused. I cannot fathom why Trump cannot see this, and why he won’t let advisors help him on issues like this. We need a second term and this graph would go a long way to underscore for independents and swing voters what is at stake.

    • I agree, and would add to that suggestion to Trump: to emphasize in all of his rallies, town halls, interviews, etc. that ALL elected officials-from local to federal are paid with tax dollars, making them taxpayers’ employees NOT employers. If employees do not perform their job description duties they get fired. This is not rocket science, however, our population seems to have forgotten this concept in our prosperity induced complacency (coma). In addition a requirement that employers HAVE to make is to know AND understand what the job requirements and limits of these jobs are–and the only way to know that is to carefully read and understand ALL of the Constitution (not just pieces and parts) and also read and understand the Federalist Papers to be able to
      know how this was put together and why.

  17. Ok. 99.9% of the rotten cities are run by Democrats! Low life scum took over the cities! And to my fellow MAGA supporters I say BLM meaning Blue Lives Matter! Take the cities back by force if necessary!

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