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  • Washington Post to Close Bureaus in NY, Chicago, LA (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/24/2009 2:58:17 PM PST · by abb · 21 replies · 786+ views
    Washington City Paper ^ | November 24, 2009 | Eric Wemple
    According to an informed source, the Washington Post will soon announce that it will close its news bureaus in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as part of a cost-saving measure. It's unclear just when the closings will take place; however, the source says that the Post will not be laying off correspondents in those bureaus, but rather will be bringing them back to the mother ship, the better to focus on the Post's core mission of reporting on Washington. More to come. UPDATE, 5:03 P.M.: Memo from management---though correspondents are spared the ax, three news aides will lose their...
  • Washington Post to Close Bureaus in L.A., N.Y., and Chicago

    11/25/2009 12:11:34 AM PST · by paudio · 11 replies · 535+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 24 Nov 2009 | Brent Lang
    The Washington Post is closing its remaining U.S. news bureaus in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, but will retain the six reporters from those bureaus and recall them to Washington. The paper's spokesperson, Kris Coratti, confirmed the closures Tuesday. Three news aides, one per each bureau, will be cut. "These changes are part of The Post's long-term strategy to focus our resources on covering Washington as a place to live and its impact on the nation and the world," Coratti wrote in an email to TheWrap. "The Post will continue to cover national news of interest to our core...
  • Washington Post closing all US bureaus outside DC

    11/24/2009 5:13:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 954+ views
    Washington Post closing all US bureaus outside DC The Washington Post is closing its last US bureaus outside the nation's capital as the money-losing newspaper retrenches to focus on politics and local news. Published: 12:48AM GMT 25 Nov 2009 "At a time of limited resources and increased competitive pressure, it's necessary to concentrate our journalistic firepower on our central mission of covering Washington and the news, trends and ideas that shape both the region and the country's politics, policies and government," the newspaper's editor, Marcus Brauchli, wrote in a memo to employees that was obtained by Reuters. The Post will...
  • ‘Washington Post’ Endorses Plagiarism to Defend Obama (Free Republic mentioned)

    11/07/2009 4:20:15 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 16 replies · 948+ views ^ | 11/6/2009 | Ben Shapiro
    Yesterday, the White House announced that it was removing Alma Thomas’ plagiaristic piece “Watusi (Hard Edge)” from its walls. The White House announced that the painting was moved “because it didn’t fit the space right.” The Washington Post pointed out that posters at had examined the similarity between “Watusi (Hard Edge)” and Henri Matisse’s “The Snail” (1953), ignoring the fact that Big Hollywood actually broke the story. The Washington Post covered for the White House, explaining, “Stephens’s explanation makes sense because it is inconceivable that the White House’s art experts would imagine Thomas’s painting was fraudulent or a copy...
  • The Washington Post Loses in Virginia

    11/04/2009 5:41:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1,977+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/4/2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    Bob McDonnell won big tonight in the Virginia gubernatorial race, as did the entire Virginia Republican party. The implications of the race will be sorted out soon enough. But one big loser is the Washington Post which may unwittingly have helped the Republican, despite their best efforts to put his opponent over the top. On the last weekend in August the Post ran the first of dozens of stories about McDonnell's 1989 masters' thesis, in which he wrote, among other things, that working women were detrimental to families and that government should favor traditional marriage over gay unions. While they...
  • NYT Accuses WaPo Editor Brauchli Of Lying About "Off Record" Dinners (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/17/2009 3:14:16 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 1,182+ views
    The NYTPicker ^ | October 17, 2009 | Staff
    The NYT is calling Marcus Brauchli, the executive editor of the Washington Post, a liar. The NYT has reported this morning -- in a brief, buried "postscript" in the corrections column -- that it now has evidence that Brauchli lied last July when he told the NYT that he didn't know the paper's controversial corporate-sponsored dinner parties would be off-the-record. The NYT doesn't state flatly that Brauchli lied. But the juxtaposition of the two Brauchli statements in the postscript make clear the NYT's position that he misrepresented the truth in interviews with the NYT. [UPDATE: In an email to The...
  • Post Cushions Olympian Obamas

    10/04/2009 5:02:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies · 1,460+ views
    American Spectator ^ | October 3, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    When Hell freezes over five times in succession and rhinoceri write sonnets on Pluto, the Washington Post's Robin Givhan will stop writing love letters to Michelle Obama. Here the Obamas broke precedent and put the prestige of the presidency on the line, as well as ignoring much more pressing problems at home, all for a spectacularly unsuccessful and remarkably narcissistic effort to secure the Olympics for the Chicago Way, and all Givhan can do is gush about how wonderfully Michelle Obama had performed anyway. Givhan wrote that the First Lady "was her team's most valuable player." And, quoting others, ""She...
  • LA Times, Washington Post breaking up news service.Be still my beating heart.

    09/30/2009 8:37:54 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 3 replies · 695+ views
    AP ^ | September 30, 2009 | MICHAEL LIEDTK
    The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post are breaking up their news service after 47 years, making it the latest casualty of the media upheaval driven by the array of alternative information and entertainment sources on the Internet.
  • Washington Post Admits to Bogus Quote

    09/29/2009 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 2,694+ views
    human events ^ | 9/29/09 | Gary Larson
    Veteran Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears, part of a two-person writer team, unmistakably wrote that filmmaker John O'Keefe had “said” he “targeted” ACORN, the advocacy group, for his candid-camera expose, because it registered voters to defeat Republicans. O'Keefe said no such thing. It was a non-quote made out of whole cloth by reporter Fears, and published as fact on Sept. 17. Making the falsehood exponentially worse, the Post story then was retailed worldwide by the Associated Press.
  • Top Washington Post Editor Forced Off Twitter After Urging More Spending on Health Care

    09/27/2009 8:03:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 754+ views
    Newsbusrters ^ | 9/27/09 | Brent Baker
    A few weeks ago Washington Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti rued in this tweet via his Twitter account: “We can incur all sorts of federal deficits for wars and what not. But we have to promise not to increase it by $1 for healthcare reform? Sad.” Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander cited the tweet in a Friday night blog post about how the newspaper has issued new guidelines, on the use of social network sites, which state “nothing we do must call into question the impartiality of our news judgment.” That forced Narisetti to close his Twitter account. Alexander recounted:...
  • WaPo Writer: Holocaust Excuses Polanski Fleeing Child Rape Charge

    09/27/2009 3:06:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 2,928+ views
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 | Kristinn
    Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum serves up a sickening rationale to excuse film director Roman Polanski fleeing justice for his rape of a thirteen-year-old girl in the 1970s: the Holocaust.Polanski was arrested today in Switzerland on an arrest warrant based on his fleeing justice in 1977.Wrote Applebaum in a web posting at "Post Partisan":He can be blamed, it is true, for his original, panicky decision to flee. But for this decision I see mitigating circumstances, not least an understandable fear of irrational punishment. Polanski's mother died in Auschwitz. His father survived Mauthausen. He himself survived the Krakow ghetto, and later...
  • WaPo Retracts Racism Charges Made By Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig.

    09/22/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by khnyny · 7 replies · 643+ views ^ | September 22, 2009 | Moe Lane
    Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig being the Washington reporters who did their level best to make their story about James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles racial: Though O’Keefe described himself as a progressive radical, not a conservative, he said he targeted ACORN for the same reasons that the political right does: its massive voter registration drives that turn out poor African Americans and Latinos against Republicans. “Politicians are getting elected single-handedly due to this organization,” he said. “No one was holding this organization accountable. No one in the media is putting pressure on them. We wanted to do a stunt and...
  • Post Delayed Publishing McChrystal Report for One Day at Pentagon's Request

    09/22/2009 3:42:13 PM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/22/2009 | Howard Kurtz
    To Bob Woodward, it was the modern-day equivalent of the Pentagon Papers. But to Obama administration officials, the classified assessment of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan represented, if published by The Washington Post, a potential threat to the safety of U.S. troops. The result was that The Post agreed to a one-day delay in publishing the report by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, and that the paper's top editor engaged in a lengthy discussion Sunday with three top Defense Department officials in a meeting at the Pentagon... Woodward said in an interview Tuesday...
  • WaPo to O'Keefe: Sorry We Called You Racist in ACORN Story

    09/22/2009 1:52:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 4 replies · 852+ views ^ | 9-22-09 | Ken Shepherd
    The Washington Post today published on page A2 a correction to a September 18 article on James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, the duo behind "The $1,300 Mission to Fell ACORN" (h/t NewsBusters tipster Sean O'Brien): A Sept. 18 Page One article about the community organizing group ACORN incorrectly said that a conservative journalist targeted the organization for hidden-camera videos partly becase its voter-registration drives bring Latinos and African Americans to the polls. Although ACORN registers people mostly from those groups, the maker of the videos, James E. O'Keefe, did not specifically mention them. In other words: sorry we tagged you...
  • For ACORN, Video Is Only Latest Crisis (Wash Post Finally Stops Covering For ACORN)

    09/19/2009 7:32:36 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 99 replies · 4,616+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9-20-09 | Washington Post Staff Writers
    The liberal political organizing group ACORN faced internal chaos and allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud long before two young conservatives embarrassed the group with undercover videos made at field offices in Washington and across the country.
  • Praying for Glenn Beck (Washington Post- Christians Are Scary)

    09/19/2009 12:12:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies · 2,271+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/11/09 | David Waters
    Fox Newsevangelist Glenn Beck might be the most prayed for man in America at the moment -- which could be good news for all of us. A few weeks ago, Beck urged his conservative Christian followers to pray for his protection. "There is (billionaire George) Soros money now being funneled to stop me. The biggest names, the most powerful people on the planet on the left -- I've told you before, they're not going to go away easy . . . Please, keep me in your prayers, keep my staff in your prayers, for safety, for wisdom, please." Meanwhile, over...
  • Fox News Ad Draws Protests [Fox Ad Driving the Obamunist Media Crazy]

    09/19/2009 8:30:17 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 73 replies · 4,433+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Spetember 18, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    <p>A provocative full-page newspaper ad from Fox News drew heated reactions from its rivals today and one demand that The Washington Post apologize for running it.</p> <p>Over photos of protesters gathering for an "anti-tax" rally in Washington last Saturday, the ad asked: "How Did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN Miss This Story?"</p>
  • The Line: A Resurgent Republican Party (WaPosts Top 10 Influential GOPers)

    09/18/2009 7:47:43 AM PDT · by pissant · 81 replies · 2,150+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 9/18/09 | Chris Cinzilla
    After a month without Lines -- on Friday or any other day -- Fixistas need their, um, Fix. And, of course, we aim to please. So this week we are doing two Lines -- one today looking at the ten most influential Republican leaders in the party and then one tomorrow ranking the ten Senate races most likely to switch parties in 2010. Republicans have seen something of a reversal of fortune since we last penned a Line looking at their relatively meager list of leaders. (snip) 10. John Cornyn 9. Sarah Palin 8. Mitch Daniels 7. Mike Huckabee 6....
  • Never Reviewed by NYT or WashPost, Mark Levin's 'Liberty and Tyranny' Has Now Sold 1 Million Copies

    09/15/2009 2:13:57 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 19 replies · 960+ views via Drudge ^ | Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Without ever having been reviewed by either the New York Times or the Washington Post, Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto has now sold one million copies, according to its publisher, Threshold Editions. Levin is a nationally syndicated radio host, president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, and served as chief of staff to Atty. Gen. Ed Meese in the Reagan Justice Department. Liberty and Tyranny has been riding high on non-fiction bestseller lists ever since it was released in late March. It debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best seller list and has remained in...
  • WaPo Promotes Story That 9-12 Marchers Are Racist: 'They Don't Even Know What They Are Protesting'

    09/14/2009 6:09:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies · 2,273+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 14, 2009 | Tim Graham
    On Sunday, the home page of the Washington Post website buried the 9-12 rally in tiny type, while the rotating photos at the top of the page were all local stories. On Monday, one of those rotating photos highlighted a Post story on the front of the Metro section on how people attending the Black Family Reunion think that tens of thousands of Americans came to Washington not because they love freedom, but because they hate black people. Metro reporter Yamiche Alcindor began: On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters thronged to the U.S. Capitol to angrily accuse President Obama...