Freshman U.S. Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) recently appeared on the Fox News Channel’s Jesse Watters Primetime to discuss her claim that the Washington Post is “incredibly racist”. To understand her allegation, one must be aware of her Hispanic heritage and the Post’s recent article about Luna entitled “The Making of Anna Paulina Luna”. Luna has described the article as “bizarre” and “comical”, claiming that the Post based its report on interviews with her relatives and former friends. The Post claims that Luna’s “sharp turn to the right” and “embrace of her Hispanic heritage have come as a surprise to some friends and family who knew her before her ascent to the U.S. House this year”. Additionally, the Post alleged that Luna registered to vote as a Democrat in 2017, which has been proven false by Fox News.
Anna Paulina Luna’s sharp turn to the right, her account of an isolated and impoverished childhood, and her embrace of her Hispanic heritage have surprised some friends and family who knew her before her ascent to the U.S. House this year. https://t.co/a8rAf6uK1Z
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 10, 2023
When discussing the Post’s profile of her on Fox, Luna stated that “the undertone of their article was incredibly racist” and that the Post “tried to undercut my Hispanic heritage”. She also argued that the left, including the Post, does not want people like her to have credibility and thus they try to attack her reputation. The Post, however, is largely standing behind its story and has only corrected one piece of factual information based on a database error.
Luna’s claim that the Washington Post is “incredibly racist” has sparked a debate about the accuracy of the Post’s reporting and the implications of its article about Luna. Her allegation has also brought attention to the way in which minorities are portrayed in the media. It is clear that Luna is not going to let the Post get away with what she believes is an inaccurate portrayal of her life and heritage.
The preceding article is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Conservative Institute