There was a rumbling of shock throughout Washington, D.C. and Indiana on Wednesday as the news spread about the tragic loss of US House Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.).
According to local news reports, Walorski, 58, and two of her staff members, District director Zachary Potts and comms director Emma Thompson, were killed in a car accident that occurred in Elkhart County around 12:30 pm. A driver driving in the opposing direction crossed the center line and struck their vehicle head-on.
The driver, Edith Schmucker, also passed away.
As tributes and expressions of sadness and shock were poured out from many, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Biden directed flags to be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol building and the White House respectively in memory of Walorski. The Washington Post was busy composing an article on her passing with the plan to throw in a cheap shot at the end.
The narrative was simple, describing the specifics of the crash and also the fact that Walorski was an evangelical Christian who “worked in journalism and academia” before being elected to Congress and that she served in the 2nd Congressional District over ten years.
However, it was at the conclusion of the piece that the Post was sure to reveal what type of Republican Walorski was and remark on the fact that she “opposed the Women's Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act” before mentioning the January 6 riot and Walorski's vote to not certify the election of Joe Biden:
Earlier this month, she opposed the Women’s Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act, calling Democrats’ stance on abortion “dangerous” and “extreme.”
“At Speaker Pelosi’s urging, House Democrats once again voted to greenlight abortion at any time in pregnancy, anywhere in the country, and bankrolled by American taxpayers,” Walorski said in a statement. “Abortion on demand is a direct affront to pro-life values and Americans’ conscience rights.”
A Donald Trump supporter, Walorski voted against impeaching the president in 2021 for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which resulted in the deaths of one police officer and four others and injured more than 100 law enforcement officers. She also voted against confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victories in Arizona and Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election.
Though her opinions and actions are of course publicly available, however the Washington Post didn't word them in such a manner because they simply wanted to inform. It was meant to demean her character immediately following her death in such a manner that it gave their readers, who are mostly left-leaning individuals, something to think and reflect on.
Contrary to that, ISIS leader Abu Bakker al-Baghdadi's obituary from October 2019 published in the Washington Post initially characterized the terrorist as an “austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State” in their headline. However, they later changed the headline into “extremist leader of Islamic State” and claimed in the article that the terrorist “maintained a canny pragmatism” despite his terroristic tendencies.
Therefore, a terrorist “leader” got more respect than a Republican representative of Congress. Perhaps if he had spoken out about his views on abortion and Joe Biden, the Washington Post would have reacted more negatively.
Yet the mainstream media is still pondering how its readers' trust levels are at an all-time low?
It's as if they just can't stop themselves.