[Ed. – Hypocrisy much?]
For a newspaper with the motto “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” the Washington Post apparently doesn’t mind sharing their light with a person who has been called the globe’s worst jailer of journalists.
Curiously, this isn’t the first time the liberal outlet has published an op-ed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.
According to an article by Alex Griswold at the Washington Free Beacon, this is the second time in five months the Post carried remarks from someone who has the “dubious distinction” of being “one of the world’s worst curtailers of press freedom.”
The first item was posted on November 2, 2018, when Erdogan bragged about his nation’s efforts at uncovering Saudi Arabia’s state-sanctioned murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “Over the course of the past month, Turkey has moved heaven and earth to shed light on all aspects of this case,” he wrote at the time.
Then on Tuesday, the newspaper carried a second article from Erdogan under the title “The New Zealand killer and the Islamic State are cut from the same cloth.” It appeared in Wednesday’s Post with the headline “Familiar foes: ignorance hate.”