Newsweek blames … Rep. Ron DeSantis for suspected mail bomb incidents

· October 24, 2018  
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Newsweek appears to be first out of the gate when it comes to blaming Republican officials for the series of mail bombs addressed to prominent Democrats.

A series of suspected mail bomb packages were sent to the Clinton family, Barack Obama, George Soros, the CNN office in New York City (the package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who actually works for NBC), former attorney general Eric Holder, Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., according to media reports. The contents of the packages have nearly identical characteristics, leading to the likelihood that one individual or group was behind the package mailing campaign.

In the Newsweek piece published Wednesday afternoon, the far-left publication appears to blame Republican Florida gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis for fostering an environment for such attacks. 

“Ron DeSantis campaign said he wanted Hillary Clinton’s Florida visit to be ‘kiss of death’ day before bomb threat,” the Newsweek headline blared, citing a fundraising email from the DeSantis campaign.

Rep. DeSantis is squaring off against Democrat Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum (who Newsweek has covered with rose-colored glasses) in a closely contested race to be the next Governor of Florida.

To any honest, rational observer, the DeSantis campaign was clearly alluding to Clinton’s historic losing record when it comes to political campaigning. Even prominent democratic strategists have used the exact same “kiss of death” language to describe Clinton’s awful campaigning record.

Given Newsweek’s atrocious coverage of the ongoing mail bomb incidents, it should come as no surprise that the progressive media company continues to spiral out of control. 

In January, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office raided Newsweek offices as part of an investigation into the company’s suspicious financial dealings.


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.