WaPo Reporter Rewrites Fetterman’s Gibberish and Gets Roasted – Watch
A Washington Post reporter was roasted on social media after he made up a quote from Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman in an attempt to obscure the senator’s incoherence.
Fetterman attempted to grill the former CEO of the now-failed Silicon Valley Bank during a hearing on Wednesday, and Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein supposedly transcribed what was said in a tweet:
“Sen. @JohnFetterman (D-Pa.) to SVB executive Greg Becker: “Shouldn’t you have a working requirement after we bail out your bank? Republicans seem to be more preoccupied with SNAP requirements for hungry people than protecting taxpayers that have to bail out these banks.”
If you read that quote from the WaPo reporter, you might think that Fetterman is just fine now that he is back in the Senate. But you would be wrong because Stein did more than clean up some grammar, he completely fabricated the statement from Fetterman.
Here is the real quote, be warned, this is a hard 90 seconds to live through:
“Is. Is it staggering? Is it a staggering a res uh responsibility that ju that a head of a bank could literally could literally crash our economy? It’s astonishing. That’s like if you have I mean like uh uh and and they also realizes that that that now they have it’s in-, in- guaranteed, a guaranteed way to be saved again by a no matter, by no mat, by, by how? You know, so it’s, it’s, you know isn’t it appropriate that the uh that those kind of controls should be were stricter? To prevent this kind of thing from willing? Or should we just go on start bailing and sailing whoever bank regardless of how, how raaaare rare theirs their conduct is? Who you know I’ll give you an example. Uh, the republicans want to give a work requirement for SNAP. You know for a uh uh uh uh a hungry family has to have these this kind of penalties or these some kinds of wooooord or working uh require shouldn’t you have some kind of working required suu after we sail your bank uh billions of your bank? Because you seem we were preoccupied uh when uh then SNAP uh requirements for works for uh hungry people but not about pro, protecting the tax, tax papers you know that will bail them out of whatever does about a bank to crash it.”
Stein was roasted so badly for his journalism that he deleted his initial tweet.
Well he deleted the tweet. So here’s the screenshot pic.twitter.com/WTeQo8aIq4
— Andrew Wimsatt 🖐 (@ajwimsatt) May 17, 2023
JUST IN: John Fetterman struggles to ask a question at a Senate Banking Committee hearing.
This is the most painful 90 seconds you will watch all month.
“That’s like if you have I mean like, eh eh and and they also realize is that that that now they have, it’s in they… pic.twitter.com/lgy7UTNipc
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 16, 2023