The Washington Post — the paper of Woodward and Bernstein — has seen better days.  In an article titled, “QAnon is terrifying. This is why,” writer Molly Roberts describes something that…  well, honestly, I’d be lying if I said I understood.  Here’s the beginning of her piece:

“The Storm is coming,” say the conspiracy theorizers whose grotesque imaginings terrifiedthe country to attention this week. Maybe they’re right.

QAnon adherents encourage those seeking the truth to “follow the White Rabbit,” but it’s hard to hop down this hole without getting totally lost in their horrorland. The simplest description of the plot line goes something like this: President Trump isn’t under investigation; he is only pretending to be, as part of a countercoup to restore power to the people after more than a century of governmental control by a globalist cabal. Also, there are pedophiles.

A figure named “Q,” who supposedly possesses Q-level security clearance, disperses“crumbs” that “bakers” bring together to create a “dough” of synthesized information. (This is not how baking works, but that seems the least of our worries.) Because Q is the 17th letter in the alphabet and 17 is also a number Trump has said a few times, among other clearly-not-coincidences, he is the real deal, not an Internet troll engaged in an elaborate example of live-action role-play.

What the…?  This is literally taking up space in WaPo?

I pay attention to politics, and I have no idea what Roberts is talking about.  Whatever QAnon is, she’s clearly worried about it.  Is this because their attempts to paint Trump supporters as all “alt-rightyish” have worn out?

Here’s more from her investigative piece:

QAnon’s lurch from online to off hasn’t manifested only in T-shirted ralliers wielding weird signs. Last week, a “baker” appeared outside Michael Avenatti’s office because Q sent him there. Others have started searching for child sex camps in the desert outside Tucson. A man in an armored truck blocked a bridge near the Hoover Dam demanding the release of a report that Q claimed the government was withholding. He had two guns.

Wait, what?

Though the writer seems to have gotten deeply involved in figuring this movement (?) out, the piece just doesn’t make sense.  It sure sounds crazy.  But the writer seems a little crazy to have spent so much time on it, right?

Apparently, this is what suffices for “journalism” these days.  Anything to deflect from the fact that President Donald Trump has a higher approval rating than President Barack Obama did at this time. Oh, you didn’t know that?

That’s because the Washington Post is out looking for anything — literally anything! — to make Trump look bad.

Guess they gotta try harder.

Hat Tip: Washington Post

Image Credit: Screen Cap from WaPo video embedded above

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.