Hello and welcome to the Washington Free Beacon‘s Worst of the Week, a new Saturday showcase of the media’s most cringeworthy, absurd, and infuriating coverage. As ever, there was stiff competition, but four articles were clearly the worst.
Wired’s Bizarre Puff Piece about Pete Buttigieg
With a remarkable blend of intellect and empathy, Pete Buttigieg brings a fresh perspective to the forefront of public discourse.
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— WIRED (@WIRED) May 18, 2023
See if you can discern the writer’s subtle political bias from the lead:
The curious mind of Pete Buttigieg holds much of its functionality in reserve. Even as he discusses railroads and airlines, down to the pointillist data that is his current stock-in-trade, the U.S. secretary of transportation comes off like a Mensa black card holder who might have a secret Go habit or a three-second Rubik’s Cube solution or a knack for supplying, off the top of his head, the day of the week for a random date in 1404, along with a non-condescending history of the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
As Secretary Buttigieg and I talked in his under-furnished corner office one afternoon in early spring, I slowly…