Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Saturday, November 08, 2008

A Little Too Little Too Late

I guess since they got their guy elected, it's okay for The Washington Post to come clean.
"Bill Hamilton, assistant managing editor for politics, said, "There are a lot of things I wish we'd been able to do in covering this campaign, but we had to make choices about what we felt we were uniquely able to provide our audiences both in Washington and on the Web. I don't at all discount the importance of issues, but we had a larger purpose..."
Okay, so I took that out of context just a tad, but you can read the rest.

They also admit,
"But Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama's acknowledged drug use as a teenager."

And this...
"One gaping hole in coverage involved Joe Biden, Obama's running mate. When Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated for vice president, reporters were booking the next flight to Alaska. Some readers thought The Post went over Palin with a fine-tooth comb and neglected Biden. They are right; it was a serious omission."


Blogger Reagan said...

So what, now that the election's over they're trying to regain credibility?? That's absurd!

Any editor knows the impact of his or her decisions at the time of press. One can't attempt to say later, "oops, we let our bias show."

A real apology will be when a series of articles comes out exploring all of those neglected topics - not that it would serve any practical purpose other than to alleviate the liberal illuminati collective conscience.

I suppose I should be glad that a source of media actually apologized - none others have.

At this late date, however, it seems too disingenuous.

November 08, 2008 6:40 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Don't get too excited by this. The Ombudsman is always apologizing for stuff the Washington Post does or doesn't do, but nothing ever changes.

Four years from now there will be a new ombudsman and he/she will be writing the same columns that Howell is writing now.

November 08, 2008 7:02 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

The Washington Post biased!
The sun rose in the East!
The Raiders Stink!
There is no Santa Claus!

I am continually stunned by these revelations!

November 09, 2008 10:07 AM  

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