New Media Low: WaPo Makes Video of ‘Washington Post Kids Chorus’ Mocking POTUS Trump
The Washington Post, owned by Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos, produced and published a video last week that features the ‘Washington Post Kids Chorus’ mockingly singing quotes from posts to Twitter by President Donald Trump. The video shows a dozen or fewer young children wearing blue choral gowns singing, banging drums and waving American flags in a classroom setting. The video is labeled, “The Washington Post’s Kids Chorus Singing President Trump’s Tweets”. After having the children mock Trump, the Post has their Kids Chorus sing the Post’s new motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness”, to close out the video.
The Post does not identify which school the video was filmed at, not does it say which school or schools the kids are from.
The Post published the 1:49 video, labeled “commentary”, on June 29 to its verified YouTube account and mentioned it in a June 30 column, The Daily 202, “The Daily 202 presents the world debut of the Washington Post Kids Chorus. Their first musical assignment had a political twist: the president’s tweets. From our video team:”
As of the morning of July 3 the video had garnered only 6,761 views and a few dozen comments. The comments were scathing against the Post for using children to mock President Trump.
“How about we leave 5 year olds out of politics? Anything else is borderline brainwashing. Let the kids decide for themselves what their political beliefs are.”
“No one else believes you so you have to trick children to push your narrative. This is just beyond wrong and twisted.”
“The Left have always used children as political props. They control the schools so they have ready access.”
“This is like North Korean propaganda. Let’s use our children. Washington Post was once great, but no more.”
There were also several comments slamming the Post that cited the Pizzagate conspiracy theory.
Featured image, screen grab via Newsbusters.
UPDATE: The video was produced by new Washington Post Video employee, Dave Jorgenson, who claimed credit, “After four days at @washingtonpost, I present you with content.”
— Dave Jorgenson (@davejorgenson) June 30, 2017
Dave Jorgenson, Twitter avatar.