Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’
…you think there is really no media bias, the Washington Post has rehired Dave Weigel, who wields an anti-conservative pen so poisonous that the paper fired him in 2010. Not to worry — he’ll be covering only conservative presidential candidates…
Tim Cavanaugh has rounded up the obit from the Washington Post, since Bradlee headed its newsroom 1965 – 91, and a retrospective by Howard Kurtz. Like Cavanaugh, I’m more of a Kolchak than a President’s Men fan, but I take his point. The thing I’ll never have an answer to is whether Bradlee would have gone after a Democrat president the way he did Nixon. Those who knew him insist his publishing the Pentagon Papers means he would have, but you can’t tell me he didn’t know what JFK was, and his lips were firmly sealed on all of that.
More interesting to me is Cavanaugh’s point that a newspaper is not a public trust, but business, and the only time it approaches being a public good is when it does its job of informing the public fairly and consistently. I would also note that His Oneness, as usual, was wholly unable to refrain from injecting himself into the statement regarding Bradlee’s death.
What a shock! Lefty and Obama lover Ezra Klein is out at the Washington Post, and the conservative legal blog, The Volokh Conspiracy, is in. I’m a long-time fan of the Volokh crew, because it’s straightforward and smart. I now have a reason to read the WaPo other than to laugh at it.
It probably wasn’t pleasant for WaP employees to be protested against, but the protesters were Egyptian-Americans, and there were women and children peacefully objecting to the WaPo’s failure to accurately cover events in Egypt, especially in properly blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for attacks on Christian churches. Why did the WaPo shut down its lobby and allow no one in or out when the protest, which moved on to the White House, were indeed peaceful as the paper reported? Because they are liberal wusses lead by ideological leftie wimps.
At least as characterized by the American Spectator, and pretty much run like the original, too. All of which leads to criminally sloppy reporting like this. You don’t have to be a country girl to know that an acre of land wouldn’t support 70 deer, and that the only time you might possibly see such density is if they were fleeing from a forest fire. One of my pet peeves for decades has been that the eco-hysterics dictating to farmers how land should be managed have seldom handled anything larger than a single flower pot themselves.
The Washington Post has awarded 4 Pinocchios to the Obama campaign’s latest Romney attack ad.
As you contemplate the WaPo’s hit piece scare story about mean old Mitt Romney, consider this. What you won’t read about Clinton or Obama is that they were good neighbors, told by their actual neighbors. It doesn’t take much trouble to find them about Gov. Romney, but you won’t read any in the WaPo, just as you won’t see anything unpleasant about His Oneness there.