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Washington Post managing editor claims objectivity, tweets bias
The Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/09/2011 11:30:16 AM PDT by Nachum

The Washington Post’s managing editor, Raju Narisetti, opened his Twitter account on Monday morning with an anti-Defense Department, pro-Education Department tweet.

“Thought encounter of the day: ‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’” Narisetti tweeted.

The Post newsroom boss absolves any comments he makes that would question his self-proclaimed objectivity by issuing a disclaimer at the top of his Twitter account, in which he describes himself as “Managing Editor, The Washington Post.”

“Any perceived opinions are accidental and links are not endorsements,” Narisetti describes himself as in his Twitter account. “I am never speaking for The Post.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: editor; liberalmedia; managing; post; washington; wp
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1 posted on 05/09/2011 11:30:20 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Wonder if he pulled any muscles trying to pat hisself on the back for just being so darned clever....


2 posted on 05/09/2011 11:32:46 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: MestaMachine

“Wonder if he pulled any muscles trying to pat hisself on the back for just being so darned clever....”

That stupid joke is at least 25 years old, so he’s not clever at all.


3 posted on 05/09/2011 11:34:45 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Nachum
. “I am never speaking for The Post.”

Uh, yeah - he just happens to work there ....

4 posted on 05/09/2011 11:34:56 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Nachum

Stupid lefty, if it weren’t for the military his pathetic buttocks wouldn’t have that nice cushy job, and there would be no education of our children. Thank a soldier don’t try to cut his job, you bastard!


5 posted on 05/09/2011 11:35:14 AM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Nachum
“Thought encounter of the day: ‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’” Narisetti tweeted.

The ComPost is rarely accused of encountering serious thought.

6 posted on 05/09/2011 11:36:31 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Nachum

The words Washington Post and objectivity together in the same sentence...


7 posted on 05/09/2011 11:37:55 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Nachum

“‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’”

One would think the managing editor of a major American newspaper could come up with something a little less banal than a 30+ year old bumper-sticker.


8 posted on 05/09/2011 11:39:09 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: Nachum

Note to WaPo:

National Defense is a Constitutional responibilty of the Federal government.

Education is NOT!
The Feds inserted themselves to expedite their socialist agenda.


9 posted on 05/09/2011 11:40:20 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Nachum

It would probably be the best allocation of resources to have the bomber take out the school.


10 posted on 05/09/2011 11:40:47 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: MestaMachine

I have an old friend, a close acquaintance, who is a “not unimportant” reporter for one of the three biggest daily newspapers in America. Perhaps the one mentioned here. This person is brilliant, and is also a viciously (shockingly so) angry and outspoken leftist. This person also believes (him or herself) to be an “objective” journalist. It’s enough to make your head spin. They really do not believe they are biased. They really do not believe their opinions cloud their reporting and editing. They really, really believe WE are hateful, evil, racist, dangerous, stupid pigs. They really do.


11 posted on 05/09/2011 11:45:20 AM PDT by golux
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To: Nachum
“Thought encounter of the day: ‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’” Narisetti tweeted

He should be fired for the sheer banality of this tweet. The phrase is so worn out, such a bromide, that even gray, balding, dirty, haven't-left-the-commune-in-40 years Hippies are embarassed to use it.

And this is the guy who is supposed to provide insightful commentary from a fresh perspective to readers???

12 posted on 05/09/2011 11:45:31 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Nachum

Increased funding for schools only results in higher teacher pay, or more teachers/aides, not the quality of education. Teaching to the lowest level in each class doesn’t raise the quality.


13 posted on 05/09/2011 11:47:36 AM PDT by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carter was our worst president........)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
One would think the managing editor of a major American newspaper could come up with something a little less banal than a 30+ year old bumper-sticker.

BTTT!

14 posted on 05/09/2011 11:53:24 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Nachum

Mr. Narisetti, would it even be legal for the DoD to do any fundraising from sources other than Congress? Wouldn’t that open up the possibility of bribes and corruption?

Also, no matter how much money taxpayers give to schools, it is never enough. The education establishment always wants more.

So, your thought encounter is 100% bogus. Whose thoughts were they, anyway? Dennis Van Roekel and Cindy Sheehan?


15 posted on 05/09/2011 11:55:45 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Nachum

I'm shocked.

16 posted on 05/09/2011 12:04:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: golux

All the Leftwingtards suffer from a combination of psychological and neurological impairments. None of them should be allowed out in public without a keeper.


17 posted on 05/09/2011 12:04:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Gondring

I was going to point out how old the saying was, but people have beat me to it. So I’ll just point out this:

our schools ARE fully funded, the money is just not wisely spent.

Perhaps this would make a better bumper sticker:

Wouldn’t it be nice if education quality was related to the amount of money spent per pupil?


18 posted on 05/09/2011 12:08:05 PM PDT by Brookhaven (What do Pres. Eisenhower, Hoover, Taft, Grant, Taylor, & Washington have in common?)
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To: khenrich

Actually, it usually leads to higher administrator pay and greater administration staffing.

More teacher pay would be an improvement—if it were allocated in a smart way, such as hiring experienced professionals in a field at a reasonable salary instead of the union-bargained entry-level point. Unfortunately, it’s not allocated that way, so we get highly paid incompetents and block entry of high-quality, experienced people.


19 posted on 05/09/2011 12:18:01 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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20 posted on 05/09/2011 12:22:23 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Nachum

The Left has, in just three years, brought race relations crashing back into the 1950s. I was at dinner with some friends. They say that now, when they see someone in the news with a foreign name, they immediately discount anything they have to say and assume that person is an anti-American racist. Good work, Obama.


21 posted on 05/09/2011 12:52:07 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Nachum

Would the last person laid off at the Washington Post please turn out the lights and mail the donation check to the Democrat party.


22 posted on 05/09/2011 1:26:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Brookhaven
Wouldn’t it be nice if education quality was related to the amount of money spent per pupil?

It would make more sense to say, "Wouldn't it be nice if the Department of Defense ran the schools?"

23 posted on 05/09/2011 1:39:48 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Nachum

This yahoo hasn’t been to a military base of late. Every time I drive on to MCB Camp Pendleton, there are Marines doing car washes to support families.


24 posted on 05/19/2011 9:53:01 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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