As the country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon The Washington Post decided to frame the “giant leap for mankind” as racist and sexist.
Leftists are running out of things to hate so now they are having to go back in time. Now show us the WaPo newsroom from the 1960s.
“The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male.”
The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male https://t.co/x5vQBuU4IN
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 16, 2019
In a tweet that has resulted in swift and furious blowback online, The Washington Post chose to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission by framing the “giant leap for mankind” as racist and sexist.
“The culture that put men on the moon was intense, fun, family-unfriendly, and mostly white and male,” The Washington Post declared in a tweet promoting an article published in June on “the hard-charging space program” featuring “breakthroughs,” “breakups” and a “breakneck” atmosphere.
“Back then, in the ’60s, rocket scientists were the badass dudes of innovation. Just the title was about the highest brainiac accolade that could be conferred. As in, he’s smart, but he’s no rocket scientist,” begins the piece written by Karen Heller. “As NASA worked relentlessly to fulfill John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the moon by decade’s end, it turned to the nation’s engineers. Many of them were fresh out of school, running the gamut from mechanical to electrical engineers, because that’s mostly what was taught in universities, and almost exclusively to white men.” More
Here’s just some of the blowback:
I don’t know the author’s race or gender, but I do know this is flaming garbage. Judging by character: we’re advanced here in 2019.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) July 16, 2019
seems like it’s trendy to judge everyone by skin color and gender now. gross.
— Pareto (@Par3t01111) July 16, 2019
I’m sensing a pattern here from the Washington Post. Almost like they are trying to make up for something….
— Meier Ben Avraham ❌ (@hebrewservative) July 16, 2019
D-Day, June, 1944. A culture mostly white and male. pic.twitter.com/P4Cdz5alTf
— Fuzzy Dunlop (@FuzzyDunlop235) July 16, 2019
Go on, make the case that the world wouldn’t be a better place if the Washington Post went under tomorrow and closed it’s doors for good. Go ahead, try.
— Josh McHugh (@JXMcQ) July 16, 2019
WaPo has just encouraged hating the people that put people on the Moon? A sickly rag at best.
— Brad Ellman (@BradEllman) July 16, 2019
You have a great knack for ruining everything.
— Right Winger (@PushMeRight) July 16, 2019
Uhh so what? Why are you guys just stirring the pot? it was 50 years ago. pic.twitter.com/ZOi3deiMY5
— Sam Quint Gunrae II ☂️ (@Quints_Revenge) July 16, 2019
WaPo, where the truth goes to die. https://t.co/Nd1xPopo2I
“Hidden Figures” — https://t.co/lkhezanEgp
— The Annoyed Man (@TheAnnoyedMan) July 16, 2019
You people should go look up what journalism was…this isn’t it. pic.twitter.com/7g0sCaQgqF
— Annoyed Minarchist Otter (@Annoyed_Otter) July 17, 2019
And in one Fell Swoop you totally alienated all of the Americans who do not fit your little bigotry view of America’s history.
— 5D Justice (@TruckerWifeLife) July 16, 2019
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Except for the black women mathematicians who helped them get there… ???? pic.twitter.com/PbabZDcoqu
— Gege (@Pomquat) July 16, 2019