Were you shocked to discover that the original funding for the totally BS Trump dossier was the Washington Free Beacon?

I was at least very surprised myself, if not shocked, by this revelation, given the Free Beacon’s record of honest reporting with a conservative slant.

Well, this should ease your troubled soul a bit and bring the seemingly unbelievable into sharp focus.

The Washington Free Beacon’s Editor-in-Chief is Matt Continetti, who is also the son-in-law of one of America’s most ardent Trump-haters, Bill Kristol.

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That’s right, the swamp rats are inbreeding. We will now start seeing all manner of gnarly swamp mutants.

A breeding pair of American swamp rats, Anne Kristol and Matt Continetti

From Wikipedia:

Matthew Joseph Continetti[1] (born June 24, 1981) is an American conservative journalist and editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon.[2]

Continetti was born in Alexandria, Virginia.[3] He is the son of Cathy (née Finn) and Joseph F. Continetti.[1] Continetti graduated from Columbia University in 2003.[4] While in college he wrote for the Columbia Spectator and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute‘s magazine, CAMPUS.[4] In summer 2002 he did a Collegiate Network internship at the National Review, where he worked as a research assistant for Rich Lowry.[4][5] He joined The Weekly Standard as an editorial assistant, and later became associate editor.[4]

His articles and reviews have also appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times.[6] He has also been an on-camera contributor to Bloggingheads.tv.[7] He has criticized Glenn Beck as “nonsense.”[8] He has argued the American media turned on Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign because they had blind allegiance to Barack Obama.[9] He has criticized American academia as uniformly left wing.[10]

Continetti lives in Arlington, Virginia.[6] He is married to Anne Elizabeth Kristol, the daughter of neo-conservative writer William Kristol.[1] Continetti converted to Judaism in 2011.[11]