In their unholy glee and push to smear all republicans and Christians, leftist often betray their stupefying ignorance.
That was the case when GQ Magazine was forced to issue a correction after a columnist claimed former democrat and segregationist George Wallace was a Republican, in an attempt to label all republicans racist.
Incidentally, if this ‘columnist’ is that IGNORANT over basic historical facts… why should anyone bother to read the drivel she writes?
Laura Bassett, who also writes as freelance political reporter, wrote a Wednesday op-ed titled “The Anti-Abortion Movement Was Always Built on Lies,” attempting to chronicle evangelical efforts in building up the pro-life movement.
The crux of Bassett’s piece rests on the foundation that the pro-life movement was “bought and paid for the Christian right,” to morph the Republican Party into the pro-life party.
While explaining the party’s historical support for legal abortion, Bassett used the example of Wallace as a Republican governor whose promotion of abortion was motivated by Republicans’ intent to stop “breeding children as a cash crop,” to collect more in government handouts. Only one problem: Wallace was one of the biggest 20th century stars of the Democratic Party, and by no means a Republican.
“Correction 5/21: An earlier version of this piece misstated that George Wallace was a Republican. We regret the error,” the magazine was forced to concede.
Wallace ran for president four times, including in three Democratic primaries in 1964, 1972, and 1976. In 1968, Wallace ran as a third-party independent.
LOL at you thinking George Wallace was a Republican and making that the foundation of your entire stupid premise. https://t.co/WN6EqwTptt
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 21, 2020
— NeverTweet (@LOLNeverTweet) May 21, 2020
Lol the wild part about this is that it wasn’t just a typo or passing error. In the context of the full paragraph, she’s using Wallace as an example of broader GOP trends… meaning she really believed he was a Republican and GQ really didn’t catch the mistake. https://t.co/xz80HeTc1i
— Emily Jashinsky (@emilyjashinsky) May 21, 2020
Such ignorance is typical of the radical left, many people argue. Brought up on a steady diet of indoctrination within the liberal education system, these people truly have no knowledge of history, making them easy to delude.