Oliver Willis spins for Salon after George Wallace shown as Republican


This is a new article at Salon:

It's disgusting, and it's still about race: Southern Republicans simply don't want minorities to vote http://t.co/w4MfBYaTLI

— Salon.com (@Salon) September 12, 2014

In the photo above the story at the link, one of the “Republicans” pictured is George Wallace, former governor of Alabama and segregationist who was a Democrat. Wallace ran for U.S. president four times — three as a Democrat and once as an independent. Wallace was never a Republican, but don’t tell that to Salon:

@Salon – Hey uh. George Wallace was a Democrat. Might want to find a new picture. https://t.co/wmZYGtnnLL pic.twitter.com/oSoUumz2AV

— Trinitromethylbenzen (@smittie61984) September 12, 2014

Umm, George Wallace ran for President in 1976 as a Democrat, but I guess history is weird or something. pic.twitter.com/ZM7FqULF7W

— Matthew (@Matthops82) September 12, 2014

@Salon @owillis Ya….. "Republicans" —-> pic.twitter.com/udlzLguTfk

— EducatédHillbilly (@RobProvince) September 12, 2014

Media Matters’ Oliver Willis to the rescue:

@RobProvince i like that your sole takeaway is one democrat turned independent is in the picture and you learned nothing else

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 12, 2014

@owillis You keep track and point out dishonesty on one side if the media. I cover the other. ;).

— EducatédHillbilly (@RobProvince) September 12, 2014

@RobProvince yes but youre not even doing it right

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 12, 2014

“Doing it right” defined as allowing the Left to insinuate Wallace was a Republican?

@owillis Salon…. totes honest.

— EducatédHillbilly (@RobProvince) September 12, 2014

@owillis I'm 100% sure if a RWNJ wrote and article slamming Dems and used a Republican in the article you'd point it out.

— EducatédHillbilly (@RobProvince) September 12, 2014

@RobProvince wallace was a conservative dem who by the end had more in common w gop than dems but yolo

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 12, 2014

Got that? George Wallace was never a Republican but it’s acceptable to re-write history as long as it helps Dems force home a point.

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