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Did The Washington Post Bury Their Big Journalism Rapist Hug To Help Barack Obama?

The Washington Post did a very well-reported, if disturbing, piece on East Coast Rapist Aaron Thomas, detailing his trail of horrific crimes and his new admission that he committed them.

However, this is Wonkette, so you know someone said something stupid about it. What’s that sound? Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Oh, no, it’s Ann Althouse! Shit.

Isn’t it interesting that The Washington Post drops its long, sympathetic article about a rapist after the election is over? Rape (strangely) became a huge issue in the past campaign season, and it dramatically hurt the Republican Party to have 2 senatorial candidates that said something stupid related to rape (both inept efforts at pro-life sentiment).

It’s not entirely clear how a five-page article detailing how a rapist admitted to his crimes, lied about being insane and, oh, RAPED A LOT OF PEOPLE is “sympathetic” because it points out that he played cruel pranks as a child and nearly killed the family pet. Oh, wait, it also points out that his life was kind of fucked up, then he starting raping people. (The East Coast Rapist is also set to be sentenced this week, which is why the piece was published when it was newsworthy, rather than as some bizarre effort to counterbalance people who excuse rape.)

Sympathy, Wonketeers. This is how you do it.

So, yes, when you take Ann Althouse’s point into account,  you can easily see how she’s a fucking idiot. Lord knows that this long-form journalism would have completely shaken the 2012 campaign by negating what Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock said, and instead made it entirely about this several thousand-word piece detailing the horrible life of a man who admits he did unfathomably brutal things to innocent women.

And Romney would be President. The end.

BONUS EXTRA ALTHOUSE COMMENTER:

Apt though. The media just raped us and now helps us understand the thinking of the minds that do such things. I already know. Democrat. Socialist. Wanted something somebody else has. Envy. So took it. And then rejoiced. Slave-descendent mentality. What’s more to know? Look at yourself and you’ll know the mind of a rapist.

The 93% of black Americans who voted for Democrats are coming to rape  you. That’s a lot of Washington Post articles, guys. A lot.

[Althouse]

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155 comments

    1. Lizzietish81

      It was intended by God and he should be allowed to visit any children that resulted from his actions, because if it were legitimate the victims body would have cut off his dick.

    1. kittensdontlie

      And the commenter continues the insanity: "The lesbians screaming as the results rolled in keep coming to mind. Rolls of lesbian screaming like I've never head before. Screaming. Screaming. Screaming and screaming and screaming and screaming and screaming continuously and joyously finally getting something they wanted so desperately like the quiet lonely Obama poster in their window worked MAGIC."

      1. anniegetyerfun

        Oh, man, I have so many screaming lesbian jokes, but it's early (for a new parent) and there's not enough coffee in my system yet.

        1. kittensdontlie

          Congratulations!! No hurry, there will be plenty more opportunities for screaming lesbian jokes.

  1. One_who_wanders

    Normally I can understand the butthurt articles but this one appears to be not even tangentially linked to reality as we know it.

  2. ph7

    Sometimes, when the Republican party gets legitimately raped by voters, it just needs to just lie back and enjoy it.

    1. HateMachine

      If the Republican party didn't want it (with votes!), it wouldn't have left the house with the platform it had on.

      EDIT: wow, just typing that ironically made me feel like an asshole.

  3. johnnyzhivago

    I find it interesting that 6 days after the election every media professional associated with the conservative movement has not been taken 500 miles out to sea and thrown overboard.

    1. BadKitty904

      What amazes me is that, after being incorrect on just about everything to do with the election, their "opinions" are still being published as if they mattered.

      1. BadKitty904

        I assume they'll now take "personal responsibility" (remember that?) for their pontificating dumbassery, apologize to their readers, and resign their posts.

        BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA…

    2. Mojopo

      From which underground bunker is Jennifer Rubin submitting articles to WaPo? Sure hope she bought enough cases of canned pasta to last for the duration.

      Personally, I recommend baby raviolis.

  4. MLHencken

    Isn't it interesting how Republicans are always more interested in giving out punishment instead of trying to understand/prevent crime? Kinda like how they are only interested in protecting human life while still in the womb.

    After you are born, hit the bricks and get a jorb!

    1. Mojopo

      We don't know. She lives like a hoarder and we can't count the empty wine boxes because of all the cats.

    1. SorosBot

      Oh they've still got another four years to remain super-angry. Or until they burst a blood vessel; whichever comes first.

      1. HRH_Maddie

        Well, with a steady diet of hate and transfats, most these jackwagons won't even make it another 4 years.

        1. corthylio

          Yeah, but they are not going to refuse the Obamacare they've been lambasting- that would be an indication of moral consistency…

    2. Chet Kincaid_

      Have any of you heartless bastards thought to inquire as to how Ann Romney is holding up?! She had worked so hard for this!! And to see the tiara slip from her grasp….

      1. Geminisunmars

        Oh, dear. Do you think she is upset? Oh, dear, has she been rubbing her poor crying eyes so raw that they are bleeding? Oh, dear, is she clawing at her eyes and cheeks. Oh my oh my, is she beating her breastes so hard that she has left bruises. Can she be rolling on the floor back and forth, sobbing like the end of the world for these last 6 days.

        Oh, gee. I sure hope not.

  5. Beowoof

    Okay they wanted to cover up the number of kids that were aborted after this asshole raped a lot of women to help republicans. Hey this making shit up to fit your conclusion is fun.

  6. Goonemeritus

    Well your cogent argument has convinced me that the Democratic Party cynically used the issue of rape only to retain power but in truth is very pro-rape. Is that really her point?

  7. 1stNewtontheMoon

    If only we could see idiots who say idiotic things–things so idiotic they might be interpreted as sympathetic to rape–as persons conceivably fit for public office then the republicans wouldn't have gotten their moronic asses completely and thoroughly kicked in every contested state-wide race (and even in some smaller races). For Shame! For Shame! I'm ashamed we're not more tolerant of complete fucking morons.

  8. BadKitty904

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, *NOW* I get it.

    So. I'm white and Rmoney is white, so I'm Rmoney, right?

    *cocks pistol, points at head*

  9. SayItWithWookies

    So the WaPo demurred from an opportunity to give the rape-babies-are-god's-will crowd (can we call this faction the rape camp? Please?) a timely reason to say something boorish, horrible and repugnant right before an election? And Ann isn't thanking them?

  10. LesBontemps

    That’s a lot of Washington Post articles, guys. A lot.

    So you're saying there's still hope for the WaPo?

  11. weejee

    If Ann, Diane Sawyer, and Dame Noonington keep this up wise Wonkette investors might look at juniper berry futures rising with the gin demand.

  12. smashedinhat

    Nothing against anyone at all, but I am taking my dog for a walk. For one week. She will be happy as will I. Toodles!

      1. DixvilleCrotch

        That's who I was thinking of… with his forced gay hair clipping (obvs a sign of a psychopath)

  13. cousinitt

    Sorry Whinehouse, rape has already jumped the shark and is now living in the Dominican with Rush's boys.

  14. LesBontemps

    Isn’t it interesting that The Washington Post drops its long, sympathetic article about a rapist after the election is over?

    Wait … the WaPo is pro-rape, and should have published the story earlier to get out the rapey vote? Well, if you're going to insist that the GOP is the pro-rape party, I'm not going to argue.

  15. prommie

    Its well known, you see, that reality has an anti-republican bias. Therefore, if the media reports facts and reality, the media is furthering, aiding and abetting, joining in, and repeating the anti-conservative bias and discrimination practiced by reality. This is all pretty straightfoward, is it not? Even simply remaining silent in the face of facts and realities which are biased against the Republicans means you are complicit in racist hate-crimes! A truly fair and balanced media would fight against this racist bias displayed by reality, by actively DENYING any facts which are biased against Republicans, like, you know, climate change, evolution, the failure of financial deregulation, etc. etc. Accurate reporting of biased facts is racism against republicans, thats why only Fox is fair and balanced!

  16. BarackMyWorld

    The New York Times crossword puzzle had a lot of really hard clues that we didn't know the answer to and thus is part of a lame stream media attempt to help Obama.

  17. Mojopo

    Apt though. Bug-fucking banana bag Ann Althouse helps me understand my thinking. I already know. Liberal. Feminazi. Wanted something somebody else has. Penis envy. So took it. And then rejoiced. What’s more to know?

  18. Wadisay

    Y'know, it's only been a week, but already I want, again, to see the conservatives driven before me; to hear the screams of their women and children.

  19. Lucidamente1

    When there's a legitimate story about a black rapist, the Althouse body has a way of shutting the whole brain down.

  20. LibertyLover

    Did he create little god-intended rape babies? Or did women's bodies find a way to shut his legitimate rapes down? Because his raping would have been god's will then, wouldn't it?

    Duh.

  21. Biel_ze_Bubba

    I've been toting up the apparent IQ scores of conservatard commenters. Althouse hasn't moved the total, but she just did some serious damage to the average.

  22. Blendergoathead

    So, I, personally, have had sex with a WaPo reporter. Does this make me a rapist? I just don't know where to go with this one.

  23. qwerty42

    Still with the butthurt! That is just whining; shouldn't they take action: I'm thinking seppuku.
    No body likes me, everybody hates me, I'm going to eat some worms.
    Once they have gotten that out of the way, we'll all recognize how much we miss and need them and that they were (far) right all along.

  24. BlueStateLibel

    This is about on the level of the comment on Mitt's Facebook page yesterday: "we are pretending Obama isn't president."

  25. bflrtsplk

    Until just now, I never even heard of Ann Althouse. Does that make me a “legitimate rapist?“ Memo to self: No posting on the Wonkette after the three-martini lunch.

  26. Chet Kincaid_

    That "Althouse Commenter" is actually what happens when Dame Noonington has a tad too much tincture of opium in her tea and starts playing with her sock puppets.

  27. finallyhappy

    one of the commenters said "The Obama gaffes were either swept under the rug by the liberal and progressive Jewish media masters as soon as they happened…" and on the right, there was Shelly Adelson. So I guess we Jews do control everything. I have to go out now and manage South America before dinner time- quickly because it is homemade pizza night!

  28. mrblifil

    Those slave-descended types. Always a-takin' and never a-makin'! Why don't we send them back to wherever we violently kidnapped their ancestors from?

  29. Whollyholeyholy

    Imagine if they had run an article about a super scary rapist concurrent with a story about a candidate who is indicating that there is a glittery silver lining in your recently raped uterus which is capable of bringing the world a bonus baby!

  30. Gleem McShineys

    So am I to assume from Althouse's reaction to the Washington Post rapey article, that she has now become more accepting of rape? Because, you know, how sympathetic the article was.

    Ann Althouse climbin' in your windows, snatchin' your people up, tryna rape 'em so y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband, cuz Alt's rapin' errbody out here

  31. Redhead

    "The media just raped us and now helps us understand the thinking of the minds that do such things. I already know. Democrat. Socialist. Wanted something somebody else has. Envy. So took it. And then rejoiced. Slave-descendent mentality. What’s more to know?"

    Apparently the "something somebody else has" was neither a dictionary nor Strunk and White's "Elements of Style."

  32. docterry6973

    Editrix, you give short shrift to the glorious comment of one 'Chip Ahoy'. He goes on for several paragraphs of increasingly disjointed prose, much of it about lesbians.

    " Rolls of lesbian screaming like I've never head before. Screaming. Screaming. Screaming and screaming and screaming and screaming and screaming continuously and joyously finally getting something they wanted so desperately like the quiet lonely Obama poster in their window worked MAGIC They were in ecstasy as the state results rolled past late at night."

    I am surprised that our Editrix would fail to give us the porniest part.

  33. Troglodeity

    Sorry, but I am never interested enough to read the end of sentences that begin: "Isn't it interesting …"

  34. notreelyhelping

    Well, besides this being racist and stupid, note the implication that running the story just after the election was political, but running it just before the election wouldn't be political. No?

  35. bibliotequetress

    Can someone please explain this to me? Does she think that voters will accidentally confuse Barack Obama with a serial rapist because he is black? Or that voters should think Barack Obama is a serial rapist who is black? Is she trying to insult and demean voters, or insult and demean our President?
    Racist asshats make my brain hurt. Stop! Stop!

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