After Washington Post Calls Farrakhan a Far-Right Extremist, Journalist Doubles Down

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May 02, 2019May 02, 2019

The Washington Post made a mistake so bizarre on Thursday that it was a little difficult to know if it was actually a mistake or was rather intentional.

They referred to Democratic hero Louis Farrakhan as a “far-right” leader.

Farrakhan is the black supremacist leader of the Nation of Islam and is known for his anti-Semitic rants, like when he recently claimed that Jesus was killed because He came to earth 2,000 years too early and failed “to destroy the Jewish people.”

Farrakhan was lumped with other leaders when the Post wrote that “Facebook said on Thursday it has permanently banned several far-right figures and organizations including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer, for being ‘dangerous.’”

The article was later changed to call Farrakhan an “extremist” instead.

But one journalist, Adam Serwer of The Atlantic, tried to argue the Farrakhan truly is a right-wing hero.

He was roundly mocked.

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