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Why the silence from The Post on Black Panther Party story?
Washington Post ^ | Sunnday, July 18, 2010 | Andrew Alexander

Posted on 07/17/2010 2:01:26 PM PDT by jonascord

I'm not going to post any of the body of the text, since I don't know if the Wapo likes getting it's nose rubbed in it.

The article is a really, REALLY, weak self-serving excuse of why it has taken a year plus to mention the New Black Pathers voter intimidation case.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: media; newblackpanther; newblackpantherparty; newblackpanthers; panthers; post; silence; story; wapo; washington; washingtonpost

1 posted on 07/17/2010 2:01:31 PM PDT by jonascord
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To: jonascord

The money quote is that the Wapo didn’t have the staffing to spare to investigate what they considered to be a rumor...


2 posted on 07/17/2010 2:03:10 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: jonascord
“The Post should never base coverage decisions on ideology”

HAHAHAHAHA.

ROTFLMAO.

What a freakin joke. This is the most most obvious self serving lie I have ever heard from the MSM and there have been thousands of them over the last few years. For an employee of the Washington Post to actually write that shows they have total contempt for the intelligence of their readers.

3 posted on 07/17/2010 2:10:42 PM PDT by detective
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To: jonascord

A video of the intimidation tactics is a “rumor” to the WaPo?


4 posted on 07/17/2010 2:12:58 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: jonascord

Fear not: WaPo claims “If Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his department are not colorblind in enforcing civil rights laws, they should be nailed.”

I’m sure they already have a 21st century Woodward/Bernstein duo leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth. Indeed, this scandal could go to the very top: don’t you think WaPo would be proud to have contributed to the downfall of 2 presidents in less than 40 years?


5 posted on 07/17/2010 2:14:49 PM PDT by DrC
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To: jonascord

6 posted on 07/17/2010 2:16:48 PM PDT by Bean Counter (don't forget the barbed wire...)
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To: jonascord
Why the silence? Because as long as they,the Slimes and CNN ignore it it's a non-story.
7 posted on 07/17/2010 2:17:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: jonascord

What a bunch of BS. Not enough staffing and heavy volume of other news. They do not even believe that story.


8 posted on 07/17/2010 2:20:39 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Bean Counter

ROFLMAO!
Thanks for the chuckle!


9 posted on 07/17/2010 2:24:52 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: jonascord

...read the comments below the WaPo article....most of them sound like Freepers writing in...things are changing in this country...whites are no longer afraid to criticize officials for overlooking bad black behavior...Obama will be remembered as the president whose behavior set guilt ridden whites free.


10 posted on 07/17/2010 2:33:13 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: jonascord
“The Post should never base coverage decisions on ideology”

No, those 274 Macaca stories against George Allen were completely neutral and totally straight down the middle.

WAPO lies.

11 posted on 07/17/2010 2:35:33 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: jonascord

They’ve been passing out the blue pills for over a year at the Wa. Post.


12 posted on 07/17/2010 2:39:28 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: jonascord
National Editor Kevin Merida, who termed the controversy "significant," said he wished The Post had written about it sooner. The delay was a result of limited staffing and a heavy volume of other news on the Justice Department beat, he said.

Uh huh. Sure. Yeah. That's the ticket: too busy. I am surprised he didn't blame Bush.

The Post should never base coverage decisions on ideology...

Back to the "how stupid do they think we are?" stuff.

13 posted on 07/17/2010 2:54:30 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: jonascord
Is this a rumor?

Former Justice Department Lawyer Accuses Holder of Dropping New Black Panther Case for Racial Reasons

"The Obama administration won a default judgment in federal court in April 2009 when the Black Panthers didn't appear in court to fight the charges. But the administration moved to dismiss the charges in May 2009."

Is this video a rumor?

"Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly (Youtube video)

There is a rumor that the Washington Post is a credible news source. So far no evidence to substantiate that has surfaced.

14 posted on 07/17/2010 3:00:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: detective

“For an employee of the Washington Post to actually write that shows they have total contempt for the intelligence of their readers. “

I’m thinking they accidentally left the back door open and some homeless dude wandered in to check his email and decided to have a little fun on the PC.


15 posted on 07/17/2010 3:05:49 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“...right-wing bloggers...”

I would like to ask the ombudsman if the national bird has two wings and if not, is that why it is always falling on it’s
ass every time the left is in control?


16 posted on 07/17/2010 3:26:09 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: USMCPOP

The idea of the WaPo leaving a back door open and some derelict wandering in and using a computer keyboard PROBABLY isn’t all that far-fetched.... And they wonder why Foxnews has so many viewers while their readership is WAY down-!


17 posted on 07/17/2010 3:57:35 PM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: STONEWALLS

The comments really are good!


18 posted on 07/17/2010 3:58:32 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: detective

My response to the WP ombudsman’s freak piece:

In spite of what appears to be an even-handed, calm review of the Black Panther issue, here, it appears even more to be a wait-and-see effort that hopes to find some “right-wing” evidence sufficient to water down or neutralize the fundamental activity of the Black Panthers and thus make the absence of reporting somehow valid.

It doesn’t matter who is pushing this story. What matters is what we can see and hear on the video at the polling place. That alone is worthy of reporting. If the DOJ has also encouraged repression of black intimidation, that is yet another story that should be investigated.

The sad thing is that the Post and other outlets are overly choosy about what they define as “partisan.” Those pursuing a left-wing agenda seem never to be partisan for some strange reason.

The term is reserved for anything other than the Post’s or the administration’s agenda. The same is true for the terms “controversial.” Are there no controversial Democrats — like Gore and a host of others? And how often, if ever, is some Democrat described as “left-wing”?

The Post’s starting point is far different from mainstream America’s. Perhaps that is why the Post can no longer afford sufficient staffing. It claims it can’t pursue legitimate stories because of “limited staffing.” Plenty of “staffing” for stories besmirching or challenging the right, but too few reporters for stories that might be less than complimentary about the left?

There is always plenty of staffing for nonsensical claims, such as in Florida in 2000 (”I saw a big dog a block away from the poll,” and “There was a police car cruising down the street when I went to vote”)which, by the way, resulted in the Civil Rights Commission holding hearings in FL that resulted in —nothing.

Plenty of print space for fraudulent claims that even on the surface are laughable, but ACTUAL evidence of intimidation on tape? No, no. Can’t waste resources on that.


19 posted on 07/17/2010 3:59:28 PM PDT by Laur
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To: jonascord

The WAPO would never even suggest a DOJ whistleblower was a liberal activist even if that person had not testified under oath. There are two other affidavits too which reinforce what Adams said. Holder is not allowing others to testify.

Floating the idea Adams is motivated by partisanship is evil. It implies truth does not exist.


20 posted on 07/17/2010 4:03:15 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: jonascord

Well, you can’t expect too much from them. It’s not like they’re a REAL newspaper anymore. They used to be great, but......sad what has happened to them.


21 posted on 07/17/2010 4:10:35 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: Laur

Alexander, the Post ombudsman, is not an employee of the Post nor is he paid by the Post.


22 posted on 07/17/2010 4:14:37 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: jonascord

The Washington Post cover a story where the leader of a racist organization is on the record saying that White and white babies need to be killed?

Shirley, you jest.

And what’s funny is that the DUmbasses on the Left consider the State Run Media to lean conservative.


23 posted on 07/17/2010 4:41:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Unemployment has DOUBLED since the Democrats took control of congress)
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To: jonascord
The Post should never base coverage decisions on ideology, nor should it feel obligated to order stories simply because of blogosphere chatter from the right or the left.

But in this case, coverage is justified because it's a controversy that screams for clarity that The Post should provide.

I like how this guy casts the story as a "controversy" and says it screams for clarity, as though it's just been a factless melee so far. Here is the MSM's definition of controversy: any story that is first covered outside the mainstream media. It is not a settled story until the MSM has brought its unbiased professional reportage to bear on it.

"Bringing clarity" to this story will really mean something like tamping it down. After all, the Post doesn't like this story, since it threatens their man Holder. If it had been a story that the Post had liked, then its mission wouldn't have been bringing clarity, but rather bringing it to the public's attention, because of its great import and urgency, of course. And this would have meant getting out of the starting blocks early, revealing the facts as they were dug up, likely before all the facts were in.

But here the Post has decided that its role is to bring clarity, which means sitting back and waiting (and hoping the story fizzles on its own) till the last minute to give a balanced wrap-up, putting the story peacefully to bed -- unless of course the Post finds some dirt on the civil rights council or Christian, in which case it will need to Brought To The Public's Attention!.

24 posted on 07/17/2010 4:50:03 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GAB-1955
Alexander, the Post ombudsman, is not an employee of the Post nor is he paid by the Post.

But he is certainly carrying water for the Post.

25 posted on 07/17/2010 4:51:28 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: VeniVidiVici
And what’s funny is that the DUmbasses on the Left consider the State Run Media to lean conservative.

If you (the reader of this page) go ahead and read the comments there, you'll see some of these people too.

26 posted on 07/17/2010 5:06:03 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: GAB-1955

How does that change anything? I am missing the significance of this


27 posted on 07/17/2010 5:10:14 PM PDT by Laur
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To: GAB-1955

“Alexander, the Post ombudsman, is not an employee of the Post nor is he paid by the Post.”

You mean he is stupid enough to write these obvious lies and not even get paid for it. I want to meet this clown. I’m sure if he is that naive and/or stupid I’ve got some organizations he can make donations to.


28 posted on 07/17/2010 5:16:21 PM PDT by detective
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To: Laur

It’s the punchline to a joke.


29 posted on 07/17/2010 5:35:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: STONEWALLS
Obama will be remembered as the president whose behavior set guilt ridden whites free.

You have that right! They want go down that road again.

30 posted on 07/17/2010 5:53:34 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: detective
Let me get this clear: I don't buy the Post. I do read it on line.

The ombudsman - Alexander - in this case has done a pretty good job putting the feet to the fire of the Post about its blatant support for Obama and its liberal bias. He didn't see the point in one case. Is that enough to heap scorn on him? No. Should the Post have covered this earlier, but chose not to? Yes. It's the editors’ fault, not Alexander's, that they didn't cover this.

31 posted on 07/17/2010 6:00:24 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
They want go down that road again.

They might want to but they won't.

32 posted on 07/17/2010 6:03:51 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: GAB-1955

“The delay was a result of limited staffing and a heavy volume of other news on the Justice Department beat, he said.”

“The Post should never base coverage decisions on ideology”

These two statements were pretty much deserving of scorn. He accepted the explanation and did not challenge the editor. He did not acknowledge that all the Washington Post coverage decisions are based on ideology.


33 posted on 07/17/2010 6:10:53 PM PDT by detective
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To: Cyber Liberty

well,then. lol


34 posted on 07/17/2010 6:14:36 PM PDT by Laur
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To: Bean Counter

This is the second time I have seen this. It was funnier this time and I almost peed my pants the last time!


35 posted on 07/17/2010 6:34:02 PM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: Lonely Bull
From the comments: "WashPost and the rest of the MSM are Democrats first and Americans second."
36 posted on 07/17/2010 7:02:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: jonascord
If Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his department are not colorblind in enforcing civil rights laws, they should be nailed.

If the Commission on Civil Rights' investigation is purely partisan, that should be revealed.

You should have posted this - or not bothered... well, if we're allowed to post from them. It's NOT weak. This public editor is standing up to the "blinders on" set.

37 posted on 07/17/2010 8:04:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous - Einstein.)
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To: GOPJ

The last thing I want to do is get Jim Robinson in trouble. I tried to be circumspect in posting this. I suppose it falls under the heading of an opinion piece, but FR was sued by the Wapo/ LA Times group for allowing complete articles to be posted, and are under edict to permit only “edited” submissions. The posting system even warns you about Washington Post submissions. I chose a cautious approach, with the suggestion that readers go and taste the swill for themselves...


38 posted on 07/17/2010 9:17:07 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: BenLurkin
From the comments: "WashPost and the rest of the MSM are Democrats first and Americans second."

I'm wondering how true that is--to me, "second" looks a bit high. ;)

39 posted on 07/18/2010 1:12:16 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: jonascord

You’re right in not posting this... sorry about my comment.


40 posted on 07/18/2010 3:46:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous - Einstein.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Gee, I can't imagine. Thanks jonascord.
41 posted on 07/18/2010 6:47:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Bean Counter; Seadog Bytes

LOL!


42 posted on 07/18/2010 6:48:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2554780/posts


43 posted on 07/18/2010 10:50:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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