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Just in case…

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…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…

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July 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

Ben Bradlee, R.I.P.

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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.

 

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October 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm

WaPo strangeness…

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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.

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January 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

Washington Post attacked…

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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.

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August 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

D.C.’s Pravda…

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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.

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April 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Another ad, more lies…

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The Washington Post  has awarded 4  Pinocchios to the Obama campaign’s latest Romney attack ad.

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June 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

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Other histories…

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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.

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May 18, 2012 at 9:02 am