It’s beginning to look as if The Washington Post is obsessed with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
The newspaper delved into the likely 2016 Republican presidential contender’s response to a gotcha question about whether President Obama is a Christian.
“I don’t know,” Walker told The Post on Saturday. “I’ve actually never talked about it, or I haven’t read about that.”
The governor explained that he has never asked the president about his faith.
“You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that,” Walker said.
The governor then turned the tables.
“How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?” he asked The Post’s reporters.
The story came with the headline: “Gov. Scott Walker: ‘I don’t know’ whether Obama is a Christian.”
His answer may not have seemed straightforward enough, but with all that is going on in the world today, why would The Post ask a question about the president’s faith?
The supposedly probing question came after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sparked controversy by daring to question whether Obama loves America. Giuliani was speaking at a private New York fundraising dinner for Walker, whose name was mentioned four times in The Post story covering the event, in an apparent attempt to tie him to the remark.
“Walker failed that fundamental test of leadership” for not condemning Giuliani, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote Friday, saying that “ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender.”
And let’s not forget The Post’s in-depth report on the lingering mystery of why Walker did not receive a college degree, even though such intellectual curiosity was conspicuously non-existent during Obama’s two presidential campaigns.
Social media users, led by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, were quick to question why The Post is consumed with what Walker thinks about Obama’s faith. Here is a sampling of responses, via Twitter:
The Washington Post thinks the most pressing issue in the nation is whether Scott Walker thinks Obama is a Christian. #Morons
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 21, 2015
Why did Washington Post pursue that line of questioning? And do you think headline accurately describes answer? @danbalz @costareports
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 22, 2015
@toddstarnes They’re trying to trip him up.
— Sherry Swain (@SherrySwain) February 22, 2015
@toddstarnes @RWSurferGirl The Washington Post is the Charlie Brown’s parents of news. Noise.
— Raylan Crowe (@RaylanCrowe) February 22, 2015
@MZHemingway @seanmdav @danbalz @costareports of course not. They must destroy him at all costs.
— Peter Bizic (@PBiz3) February 22, 2015
@justkarl @MZHemingway @danbalz @costareports/ WAPO & other MSM will do anything to ruin a possible strong GOP candidate.
— David Arcano (@wwwbighag) February 22, 2015
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