WaPo hilariously ridiculed for ad seeking reporter to unearth wild, red world of Texas

The Washington Post faced some fairly bipartisan backlash Tuesday that had nothing to do with reporting from contributors like Jennifer Rubin and Taylor Lorenz, but was instead centered around their pitch to grow their stable of reporters “to explore the dark continent…of Texas.”

Evidently, The Post has been on a hiring spree and its public relations team was actively promoting the various opportunities at the Jeff Bezos-owned publication, including demand for reporters based in California, London, and Seoul. None of the tweeted postings had near as much interaction as the open spot for a reporter in Texas.

The full-time position that has been active for five days is seeking “a seasoned journalist who will unearth revelatory stories about a part of the country that is governed largely by one political party.”

“The Washington Post is looking for an enterprising reporter based in Texas to document life in red-state America and develop a new beat mapping the culture, public policies and politics in a region shaped by conservative ideology,” the job description explained.

“We want a reporter who is a graceful writer and can deliver both intimate personal stories and high-elevation pieces that illuminate the forces driving political polarization,” it stated, lacking any self-awareness.

Along with many noting that they should have included, “must be a Harvard graduate” in the post, there were quite a few predictions as to how this reporter was going to operate once hired.

One elaborate response included a screenshot of a cover letter daring the publication to hire someone other than a “left-wing journo major” who will “pump out ideologically-approved periodicals about racism, sexism, transphobia, etc.”

However, in order to do that, The Post would have to acknowledge that Texas is not the foreign country they appear to be portraying it as, like the former director of communications for President Donald Trump Erin Perrine stated.

“This posting legit acts like Texas is a different country because it is a ‘region shaped by conservative ideology’ and is a red state. This tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the Washington Post,” Perrine wrote in a sentiment shared by others.

CBS Sports writer Shehan Jeyarajah added that the post was “writing the job listing like you’re covering the Gobi Desert.”

Reaching a diverse audience, The Post also managed to offend Texas Democrats with their job board who felt they were being marginalized by the media outlet.

While those on the left came to grips with their identity, Noah Pollak from the Washington Free Beacon may have covered it best when he likened the post to science fiction:

“Texas, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Washington Post,” he tweeted. “Its mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no Journo has gone before.”


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Kevin Haggerty


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles