November 10, 2008

BRING BACK THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE:

Wash Post concedes bias for Obama: Examines past stories, photos (Jennifer Harper, November 10, 2008, Washington Times)

On Sunday, The Washington Post's ombudsman, Deborah Howell, offered evidence of an "Obama tilt" in her own newspaper.

"Readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts," Ms. Howell wrote in her column.

"Now Howell gives the mea culpa in her first column after Election Day, when it's far too late to do anything about it. Where was Howell during the last three months? Why wait until the election is over to speak up? That's an answer in itself," countered Ed Morrissey of Hot Air.


There's nothing wrong with the Post and other media outlets being partisan political operations, so long as they're subject to the same political contribution rules that govern you and me.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 10, 2008 8:37 AM
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