During his response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott shot back at The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler for writing a hit piece against the black Republican over his family heritage.
“I’ve also experienced a different kind of intolerance. I get called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives, by liberals,” Scott said. “Just last week, a national newspaper suggested my family’s poverty was actually privileged because a relative owned land generations before my time.”
.@TimScottSC goes after @GlennKesslerWP for his “fact check” on his grandfather’s history picking cotton. “Last week a national newspaper suggested my family’s poverty was actually privilege” pic.twitter.com/reJZl85HkK
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 29, 2021
In the so-called “fact-check“, Kessler spent nearly 30 paragraphs analyzing census documents and other records to try to counteract Scott’s claims that his grandfather left elementary school to pick cotton and “never learned to read or write.” The writer not only framed the article to suggest