According to freshman U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, (R-FL), the far-left Washington Post is “incredibly racist.”
Luna alleged as much during an appearance Friday on the Fox News Channel’s Jesse Watters Primetime.
To understand Luna’s claim, one has to be aware of two things. The first is that Luna has a Hispanic heritage.
The other thing one has to be aware of is a recent article that the Post published about Luna. The article can be found here. It is called, “The making of Anna Paulina Luna.”
The Post’s “bizarre” and “comical” profile
“Bizarre” and “comical” are the words that Luna, herself, has used to describe the piece that the Post published about her.
The Post supposedly based its report on interviews with relatives and former friends of Luna.
The Post claims, “Luna’s sharp turn to the right, her account of an isolated and impoverished childhood, and her embrace of her Hispanic heritage have come as a surprise to some friends and family who knew her before her ascent to the U.S. House this year.”
The Post also claims, among many other things, that Luna, in 2017, “registered to vote as a Democrat in Washington state.”
This is one fact that has been proven incorrect by Fox News. According to Luna, it is not the only inaccuracy in the report.
Luna discussed the Post’s profile of her during her interview on Fox. There, Luna said:
It’s awful how [The Washington Post] treat[s] minorities. And, the fact is, is that their undertone of their article was incredibly racist. They tried to undercut my Hispanic heritage. They even spoke to my mother and did report a lot of what she was posting. So, The Washington Post is compost, and they should do better.
Luna went on to argue that her true “story” is one that the political left, which includes the Post, doesn’t “want to believe is true.”
“They don’t want people like me to have credibility. And so, what they try to do is attack the reputation,” Luna said.
The congresswoman went on to say that she is “not going to let them get away with this.”
The Post, for its part, is largely standing behind its story. The outlet’s vice president of communications put out a statement, saying:
We have corrected one piece of factual information that was based on a database error. This deeply reported story about Rep. Luna’s biography includes ample perspectives from people who have known her throughout her life.