This is really shoddy journalism by the Washington Post to deflect the fact that the Alexandria, Virginia shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a Bernie Sanders supporting Democrat. There is no evidence that Mr. Hodgkinson ever listened to the radio host. No wonder people are outraged about this article.
Washington Post is taking criticism from conservative corners after supposedly drawing a connection between a controversial radio host and the man who hospitalized Steve Scalise before the Congressional Baseball Game.
On Saturday, WaPo ran a piece titled “In Alexandria shooter’s hometown, rage-filled radio host channels middle America’s inner frustration.” The profile focused on Bob Romanik, a right-leaning shock jock from Belleville, Illinois, which just so happens to be the former hometown of James Hodgkinson.
Romanik was described as a pro-populism Trump supporter who is also followed by some disenchanted local Democrats. WaPo highlighted an interview Romanik gave shortly after Hodgkinson drove to Alexandria and launched an attack against GOP congresspeople.
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