Wednesday night late, The Washington Post became the first liberal news channel to report the disturbing high school rapes in Loudoun County, Virginia. The paper buried it in their “local” section, ignoring key aspects of the story that made it a major scandal for liberal policy: the school board tried to cover it up, had a victim’s father arrested for trying to express himself. speaking, the attacker was “gender-fluid” and the school board was trying to get a trans-bathroom policy.
A teen accused in May of sexually assaulting a fellow student at a Loudoun County high school is also charged with a second assault less than five months later at another county high school, according to the Commonwealth attorney. in Loudoun County,” Jasmine Hilton reported. Hannah Nathanson and Justin Jouvenal.
But at no point in their article did the three journalists think it was important to note that the assailant was a boy wearing a skirt and identifying as so-called “sexual fluid.” And while they noted that the second attack took place in an “empty classroom,” they failed to inform readers that the first took place in a girls’ bathroom.
All of these omitted details were laid out by Luke Rosiak of The Daily Wire in his bombshell report who blew the lid of the story on Tuesday.
As regards The mail‘s coverage of parental outrage, too, lacked a critical context:
Some parents who spoke at the meeting became emotional and said they feared for the safety of their children at Loudoun County Public Schools. Still others called for the resignation of Chief Inspector Scott A. Ziegler and the school board.
According to the framing by The mail, the parents were just venting to the school board, because that’s where you go for problems you have with the school system. We need to go back to Rosiak again to get the full context of why parents urged Ziegler to go.
“Minutes earlier [Scott] Smith’s arrest, the Superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) addressed the public concerned about the transgender [bathroom] policies were misguided because the school system did not have a single attack on a school bathroom,” he wrote.
Which brings us to the next two pieces of information that: After journalists tried to hide from readers: the school board knew about the first attack and tried to cover it up.
From what we know about the timeline, the first attack happened on May 28 and the boy was arrested some time later (since he is a minor, that information is not public). The board then held a meeting on June 22 where the father of the first victim, Scott Smith, planned to speak out. Knowing Smith’s intentions, Ziegler tried to derail his comments by claiming that the attack did not take place (mentioned above). And when Smith tried to talk, he was thrown to the ground by the police and arrested.
And as explained in Rosiak’s report, Zeigler effectively tried to cover up the first attack because the board voted to put in place a transgender bathroom policy that would surely sink the attack if parents knew about it.
After Smith was arrested, the school board teamed up with Loudoun County District Attorney Buta Biberja (who is backed by liberal dark money donor George Soros) to make him the face of “domestic terrorism,” according to the National School Boards Association and President Biden’s Justice Department. This was also missing The mail‘s report.
The whole saga was a case study of how radical liberal policies victimize innocent people, showing an organized cover-up by people in powerful positions in government. And it was still unfolding. But the ‘democracy dies in the dark’ tries to keep it relegated to a local crime story.