WaPo Ridiculed For Publishing Piece Praising Kavanaugh’s Carpooling Talents: ‘No One F*cking Cares’
After President Donald Trump picked Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court justice nominee, the Washington Post ran the fluffiest of fluff pieces — titled, “I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the carpool dad is one great guy” — touting the personal credentials of the legal mind from a first-person perspective.
The opinion piece, which was written by the judge’s friend Julie O’Brien, focused on the mundane and normal tasks Kavanaugh carries out on behalf of his daughter and her sixth-grade basketball team, as well as her school’s community.
“On evenings and weekends, you’re likely to find Brett at a local gym or athletic field, encouraging his players or watching games with his daughters and their friends,” wrote O’Brien. “His positive attitude and calm demeanor make the game fun and allow each player to shine.”
She eventually got to the aforementioned carpooling duties: “He and his wife, Ashley, support their two daughters and other children at countless school and church functions throughout the year. In the summer, Brett is the ‘carpool dad,’ often shuttling students to and from practices, games and activities.”
It’s unclear why the Post decided that these mundane and trivial tidbits about Kavanaugh’s everyday life as a dad are worthy of publishing, but it is clear that nearly everyone on Twitter — save for Sean Spicer, of course — found the piece to be utterly worthless.
Check out a few of the many slams against the article and the newspaper below:
literally who fucking careshttps://t.co/15MG3Kqcnz
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) July 10, 2018
no one fucking cares jesus christ. don’t ever tell me about your life again unless you’re doing monster of florence shit you boring freak https://t.co/3rQYnBb7yI
— Lakers/Warriors/Yankees/Mets/FaZe (@ByYourLogic) July 10, 2018
this is so embarrassing who the fuck cares https://t.co/Np0DiwjLj2
— libby watson (@libbycwatson) July 10, 2018
I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the mysterious robed figure presiding over our masked pagan sex rites is one great guy.
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) July 10, 2018
I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the gimp in our Saturday night fetish club is a great guy.
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 10, 2018
Let’s be 100% clear. Brett Kavanaugh’s credentials as a carpool dad or a 6th grade basketball coach is not at issue and zero column inches should be dedicated to these stories. https://t.co/WZgEncaHZd
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) July 10, 2018
LITERALLY NO ONE CARES IF THIS GUY WAS PLEASANT TO CARPOOL WITH HOLY SHIT DOES EVERY BELTWAY NEWSPAPERMAN HAVE THEIR ELITE CLIQUE-PARTY HEAD UP THEIR RECTUM https://t.co/BYjDNa048w
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) July 10, 2018
Maybe I’m a clown, but I care more about Kavanaugh’s stance on abortion than whether he’s a good carpooler https://t.co/NUnuYHr3yD
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) July 10, 2018
I don’t know Brett Kavanaugh the judge but he looks like a bad judge… just sayin
— The Baffler (@thebafflermag) July 10, 2018
Fine. Elect him carpool dad for a lifetime. Supreme court justice? Nope! https://t.co/26SlAZ1UuC
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) July 10, 2018
I don’t know Brett Kavanaugh the judge. But Brett Kavanaugh, the man from my local swingers orgy who sleeps with my wife is one great guy
— Jon Eiseman (@Jon_Eiseman) July 10, 2018
How is this an op-ed and not a letter to the editor?
Opinion | I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the carpool dad is one great guy. https://t.co/n2QPnbCWvR
— Sarah Posner (@sarahposner) July 10, 2018
This is just straight up propaganda. There is no other word for it. Feeding the hard right GOP lie of “aw shucks, we’re just a bunch of good ol’ boys” https://t.co/tXj4c6kK5g
— Carl Newman (@ACNewman) July 10, 2018
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