From the Wall Street Journal editorial board:
The progressive parsons of the press are aflutter that we published a letter to the editor Thursday from former President Trump, objecting to our editorial pointing out that he lost Pennsylvania last year by 80,555 votes. We trust our readers to make up their own minds about his statement. And we think it’s news when an ex-President who may run in 2024 wrote what he did, even if (or perhaps especially if) his claims are bananas.
Mr. Trump’s letter is his familiar barrage, with 20 bullet points about alleged irregularities that he says “prove the election was rigger.” It’s difficult to respond to everything and the asymmetry is part of the former president’s strategy. He tosses off enough unsourced claimed in 30 seconds to keep a fact-checker busy for 30 days. When one claim is refuted, Mr. Trump is back with two more.
Read the full editorial.
NEW: The WSJ editorial board responds: “We trust our readers to make up their own minds about his statement. And we think it’s news when an ex-President who may run in 2024 wrote what he did, even if (or perhaps especially if) his claims are bananas.” https://t.co/Rya5R6CND4
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) October 28, 2021
One day after running a lie-filled letter from Trump, the WSJ editorial board justifies it this way: “His 2020 monomania is news, and it reflects on his fitness for 2024.” https://t.co/5FfUONueFx
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 28, 2021
WSJ edit board responds to criticism over Trump letter … debunks some of the absurd claims … chides other media organizations … and uses the word “keelhauling” which I genuinely had to look up:https://t.co/QFhCgRNXGS
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) October 28, 2021