Time Magazine Attacks WH Sign Language Interpreter for Wearing a MAGA Hat
Outlet attacks Heather Mewshaw for wearing pro-Trump apparel
Joe Biden’s press briefing sign language interpreter Heather Mewshaw fell target of TIME Magazine's wrath for wearing a MAGA hat and running an online group that “provides sign language accompaniments to right-wing videos.”
“For some members of the deaf and hard of hearing community, the inclusion of Mewshaw in kicking off the new White House initiative soured what should have been purely a moment of excitement."
The outlet described Mewshaw’s online group as “soliciting requests from the public" with regard to what videos to sign, and “the vast majority of videos” from the group are “conservative or pro-Trump”
"Though the group takes requests from the public, the majority of video chosen for interpretation, with the notable exception of the recent White House press conferences, are conservative or pro-Trump in their sentiment."
In a Jan. 20 video titled “Thank You, President Trump, From the Right Side ASL Team!,” Mewshaw signs along with a compilation video of Trump dancing to the song YMCA.
Time also linked to the following tweet, exclaiming “this is her” in the “Trump/Pence shirt and the MAGA hat.”
Gather round folks. I have a story to tell you about the interpreter in the current White House Briefing.— Jon Henner (@jmhenner) January 25, 2021
This is her. In the Trump/Pence shirt and the MAGA hat. https://t.co/go0FXMIfw8 pic.twitter.com/W89RErON5X
The magazine's latest actions is another signal the leftwing media is not done with Trump.
“Some of these videos have featured vaccine misinformation, conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol, and false claims about Michelle Obama being transgender,” TIME adds.
Twitter user Jon Henner adds:
"But I am wondering if this interpreter who shall be unnamed is appropriate to work for the Biden government?
"I personally cannot trust the integrity of her interpretation."
"That means I have no reason to trust what the Press Secretary says if it's coming through her hands."
But I am wondering if this interpreter who shall be unnamed is appropriate to work for the Biden government? I personally cannot trust the integrity of her interpretation. That means I have no reason to trust what the Press Secretary says if it's coming through her hands.— Jon Henner (@jmhenner) January 25, 2021
The videos TIME chose to attack include “a video featuring Mewshaw interpreting Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani posted by the group on the social platform Rumble, an alternative to YouTube popular among conservatives” entitled “WHAT REALLY HAPPENED On January 6th?”
“A video billed as “DR. EXPLAINS COVID VACCINE” shows Mewshaw interpreting another video by Trump-approved Dr. Stella Immanuel” and a video titled “Joe Biden is literally and legally not the President elect” also appear on the page.