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  • NY Times, Wash Post Give Early Gift to Obama on IRS Scandal: 'No Links to White House'

    12/24/2014 12:26:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/24/14 | Clay Waters
    A new congressional report on the IRS persecution of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 election? Nothing to see here, the New York Times' headline blared. Both the paper's headline writer and reporter David Joachim set the bar sky-high for anti-Obama scandal, using the evident lack of a smoking gun linking IRS persecution to the White House as an excuse to completely dismiss the scandal in a rather brief story, no matter what "strident" Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican who chaired the hearings, might think. The Washington Post was little better. Joachim's story was buried on page A13...
  • WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Obama on Bush 41 amnesty claim

    11/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Actually, Glenn Kessler gives Peak Pinocchio to both Barack Obama and his press secretary Josh Earnest for disseminating a dishonest argument intended to bolster the notion that Obama’s predecessors used executive power for amnesty. The argument actually began on Wednesday afternoon as Earnest laid out the structure of the defense: Q What executive actions that were taken in the past regarding immigration would involve millions of people like this upcoming one?MR. EARNEST: There are a couple of them. President George H.W. Bush — I believe this was -— I think this would have been– I’m not sure what year this...
  • An Appeal to Fox News: Investigate Gruber Remarks

    11/14/2014 12:55:03 PM PST · by SteveH · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 14, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    So heres a suggestion. Fox News has revenues approaching $2 billion and a newsgathering investment of nearly $900 million per year why not plow some of those funds into an investigation into the transparency of the passage of the Affordable Care Act? If what Gruber says is on target, after all, then there must be a heck of a lot more scandal to uncover. Dont rely on one source for this story, Fox News.
  • Ben Bradlee Dies, 93

    10/21/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Pete D'amato
    The former editor of the Washington Post who led the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and made the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers is dead at 93. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2802484/ben-bradlee-washington-post-editor-led-coverage-watergate-dies-93.html#ixzz3Gpfgm5Gb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

    10/21/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October21, 2014 | Robert G. Kaiser
    Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Posts transformation into one of the worlds leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive reporting with engaging feature pieces of a kind previously associated with the best magazines. His charm and gift...
  • [Washington] Post names Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as new publisher

    09/02/2014 11:20:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2 at 11:55 AM | Craig Timberg
    Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, the company announced Tuesday. The departure of Weymouth, 48, ends eight decades of Graham family leadership of The Post, which her great-grandfather bought in 1933. Bezos, who acquired The Post for $250  million in a sale announced in August 2013, initially kept the senior leadership team intact. He told Weymouth during a visit to Washington, on...
  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use Redskins for the local NFL team

    08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Editorial Board
    THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term Redskins, we wrote in 1992, is really pretty offensive. The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. Thats the standard we apply to all offensive...
  • Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow slam WaPo movie critic linking their comedies to Santa Barbara murders

    05/28/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Ethan Sacks
    Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are not laughing over a film critic's op-ed that suggested their movies could have influenced the mass murder in Santa Barbara, Calif. In a column published Sunday in the Washington Post, Ann Hornaday blamed the rage that fueled mass murderer Elliot Rodger's rampage which left six dead and 13 wounded on the entertainment industry, in which the killer's father worked as a second unit director. "How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like (Rogen's) Neighbors and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of sex and...
  • Another Round in the Death-Penalty Debate: The Washington Post messes up the math

    05/13/2014 6:01:29 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | MAY 13, 2014 | John Lott
    The death-penalty debate goes on. After a piece that I wrote about the debate last week, National Reviews Charles C. W. Cooke wrote a response, followed later by a much stronger attack by the Washington Posts Radley Balko. Cookes response was philosophical and drew a distinction between killing someone in self-defense and using the death penalty, though given the evidence that the death penalty deters murders and thus saves lives, that distinction isnt as clear as he thinks. Balko, a blogger/reporter for the Washington Post, based his reply on empirical evidence. He puts a lot of faith in studies by...
  • Married ex-Washington Post executive found dead at a gay hot spot with a pipe and needle

    A married former Washington Post vice president has been found dead in a gay bar in Manhattan with drug paraphernalia near his body. Guyon Knight was found dead around 8am on Saturday in a bar called the Out in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. The New York Post reported the circumstances of the 64-year-old's death, saying that he was seen with a needle, a pipe and unspecified pills near his body. The club where Knight was found describes itself as being gay-but-straight friendly, but a person familiar with the bar told MailOnline that it is mostly frequented by...
  • Retiring WashPost Editor Throws a Fit About How Conservatives Ruined Washington

    03/02/2014 7:03:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 2, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Former Washington Post managing editor Robert Kaiser is retiring at age 70, and he’s very cranky about how conservatives have destroyed government and Washington collegiality. This tells you a lot about what kind of liberal edits and massages the Post every day. Kaiser is moving to New York, and on the front of the Sunday Outlook he described how “Republicans lost their minds” and “Democrats lost their souls.” In essence, both sides are now too conservative for Bob, starting with a debt-limit vote: On Oct. 16, 162 members of Congress, 144 in the House and 18 in the Senate, voted...
  • The Washington Post's Anti-Thanksgiving Screed

    11/13/2013 5:59:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/13/2013 | Jeremy Boreing
    It should come as no surprise that the left is inherently anti-gratitude. As an anti-human, redistributionist world-view, it derives its power by instilling in people gratitudes antithesis: Entitlement. The Washington Posts Monday column by Brian Palmer, The Environmental Costs of a Thanksgiving Meal, is a case study, attacking the traditions enjoyed by Americans for centuries as a reminder that what we receive at the hands of our Creator is often more than we deserve. Of course, that was before climate change. Or, to quote Palmer: Fossil fuels changed that equation. What follows is a loosely annotated analysis of the...
  • Fox News hires George Will

    The Daily Caller has confirmed that Fox News will announce later this afternoon that they have hired long-time Washington Post columnist George Will. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/01/fox-news-hires-george-will/#ixzz2gVP0UiZp
  • Jeff Bezos buys out the Washington Post. This is Nixon's revenge on the mainstream media

    08/06/2013 6:18:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | August 6,2013 | Tim Stanley
    Somewhere down there, Richard Nixon must be rubbing his hands with glee. The Graham family have been forced to sell The Washington Post the liberal newspaper that helped bring down Tricky Dick with its coverage of the Watergate burglary. Nixon hated the Post for the not unreasonable reason that it hated him. It wasn't just the pursuit of Watergate that irritated, but the climate that the daily helped create of liberal disdain for his presidency its insistence that anyone with a fully functioning heart and brain voted Democrat. That attitude wouldn't have mattered if print didn't enjoy such...
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham familys stewardship of one of Americas leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the worlds richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • NSA Leaker Shopped His Story Around

    06/09/2013 10:09:39 PM PDT · by knak · 137 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/9/13 | Adam Martin
    Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former intelligence worker who leaked details of NSA data collection to journalists, first approached the Washington Post with his trove of information, The Post's Barton Gellman reported on Sunday. But when the paper wouldn't meet Snowden's conditions, he went to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who first published the story about the NSA collecting Verizon customers' phone records. The Post did get the PRISM story in the end, and along with it Gellman's rather thrilling account of dealing with his mysterious source, a former NSA analyst and Booz Allen Hamilton employee who used the code name Verax....
  • How the Washington Post Lost the PRISM Exclusive [media bias]

    06/10/2013 1:01:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Barton Gellman posted a story cobbled from his chat transcripts with Snowden late Sunday, which contained this exchange concerning the whistleblower's conditions to keep the story the Post's: To effect his plan, Snowden asked for a guarantee that The Washington Post would publish within 72 hours the full text of a PowerPoint presentation describing PRISM, a top-secret surveillance program that gathered intelligence from Microsoft, Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley giants. He also asked that The Post publish online a cryptographic key that he could use to prove to a foreign embassy that he was the documents source....
  • Washington Post Earnings Drop 85 Percent (Good News)

    05/03/2013 6:36:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 3, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    Politico reported today that net income at The Washington Post Co. dropped an astonishing 85 percent from the first quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year. The newspaper division posted an operating loss of $34.5 million over that period. It looks as if the Post, like many other newspapers around the country, may have entered an age of decline. Newspapers just aren’t as profitable as they once were. The proliferation of online news outlets has given consumers a plethora of free news sources to choose from. But another factor may be the Post's persistent liberal bias,...
  • Washington Post Falsely Claims Conservative Media Ignored Gosnell

    04/15/2013 3:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Washington Post ignored the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell until pro-life advocates raised such a ruckus it was forced to acknowledge it. Now the newspaper that acts as a frequent apologist for the pro-abortion movement is blaming conservative news outlets with a pro-life editorial stance for not covering it. The only problem is the Post has its facts wrong. Its so wrong the Post may deserve a couple of Pinocchios or more, as it is famous for giving to politicos who bend the truth. As the newspaper claims: The charge of liberal media bias is perhaps undercut...
  • Supreme Court must strike down Proposition 8 and DOMA

    03/26/2013 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 55 replies
    WaPo Opinions ^ | 3-25-2013 | Editorial Board
    .... Over the next two days, the justices will consider two of the weightiest civil rights cases in years, both about the continuing struggle of gay men and lesbians to obtain equal recognition under the law. On Tuesday, the court will consider the constitutionality of Proposition 8, .... On Wednesday, the justices will turn to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law enacted in 1996 that bars the federal government from offering benefits to same-sex couples, even if they were legally married in their home state. The justices have many options as they consider how to rule. But more...
  • Washington Post quietly makes major change to Menendez story, removes attack on TheDCs reporting

    03/05/2013 10:45:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Without informing readers in the story or elsewhere, on Monday night The Washington Post deleted its explicit claim that the Dominican prostitute who recanted her allegation against Sen. Robert Menendez had appeared in a video posted to The Daily Caller. In a story by investigative reporter Carol Leonnig, the Post initially reported at 4:47 p.m. that the womens videotaped claims, with their faces obscured, were played on the conservative Web site The Daily Caller. The news site reported that the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic.
  • Woodward: Obama Exhibiting 'A Kind of Madness I Haven't Seen in a Long Time

    02/27/2013 9:59:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward continues to break ranks with his Obama-loving colleagues by holding the President's feet to the fire concerning the looming budget sequester. Just days after he wrote a piece in the Post exposing the inconvenient truth that it was indeed the White House that initially proposed sequestration during the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Woodward appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday saying that Obama's decision to not send the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf as a result of these deliberations was "a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time" (video follows with...
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Washington Post Slashes Staff

    02/15/2013 12:29:28 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/15/13 | John Nolte
    Though she's not getting much credit for it, it's just a fact that most of the important media scoops of late have been coming from Betsy Rothstein at FishbowlDC. Today marks another scoop and, better still, another moment to savor in the slow-motion collapse of the mainstream media. According to Rothstein's reporting, a round of 54 layoffs are planned at the once-legendary Washington Post. It's amazing how quickly a left-wing newspaper will turn into the stereotypically evil corporate maven. The Post is not only trying to hush-hush the layoffs, but also using cold, calculated words like "inefficiencies" to describe the...
  • Washington Post fooled by fake story of Sarah Palin joining Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/12/03 | Claudine Zap
    Another journalist fell prey to a fake story on a satirical website, and reported it as news. This time, a blogger for the Washington Post reportedwronglythat Sarah Palin, the former Republican candidate for vice president who recently parted way with Fox News, had moved on to the Al-Jazeera network to reach millions of "devoutly religious people."
  • Sarah Palin mocks Washington Post for false report shes joining Al Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:00:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 12, 2013 | Kristen A. Lee
    Sarah Palin got to take another jab at the lamestream media on Tuesday after The Washington Post issued an embarrassing correction on a false report that the former Fox News commentator is joining Al Jazeera. The Washington Posts attention-grabbing mea culpa followed reporter Suzi Parkers claim that Palin signed a deal to be a host and commentator for the Qatari-based network. Parker had called the faux-scoop a cautionary tale about what can happen with politics and celebrity meet. The story became a cautionary tale of another sort, however, when it emerged that the news came from The Daily Currant, a...
  • Wall Street Journal, Washington Post disclose Chinese attacks

    02/02/2013 1:20:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    nbc ^ | February 2, 2013
    On Thursday afternoon, less than a day after the Times' story was posted online, its ideological rival the Wall Street Journal revealed that it, too, had been attacked by Chinese hackers. On Friday, the Washington Post, following a scoop by a former staffer, was forced to admit that its networks had been penetrated for years. The Journal provided fewer details than the Times, but said that "in the most recent incident," hackers had managed to break into computers in the Journal's Beijing bureau in mid-2012. From there, the Journal said, the intruders were able to access the Journal's worldwide computer...
  • Vanity - interesting fact about WasPo/ABC Daily Tracking polls (Pay attention Eeyores)

    10/28/2012 9:27:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Per Twitter WaPo/ABC tracking poll has Romney up 1, 49-48. Sample moved from D+4 Fri to D+6 Sat to D+7 today. Romney up 15 w/ indies. WaPo/ABC tracking Thur-Sat has same turnout adv for Dems as 08. In 08 Obama won by 7%, today he loses by 1. Yep... moved from D+4 two days ago to D+7 today. Yet Romney maintained 1 point lead even through the shift.
  • What happened to the ABC/WP Tracking Poll?

    10/27/2012 4:41:16 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    ABC/WP
    What happened to the ABC/WP Tracking Poll? It is supposed to be released at 5 pm EST, every day. So far, nothing has been released today. I am becoming paranoid that they are dumping "special sauce" on their data showing a Romney lead, in order change the narrative in time for the Sunday talkfests.
  • Romney Hits the 50 Percent Mark, With a Clear Edge on the Economy

    10/25/2012 2:09:33 PM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/25/2012 | ABC News
    Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm Romney Hits the 50 Percent Mark, With a Clear Edge on the Economy Mitt Romney has seized further advantage on economic issues at the core of the 2012 campaign, taking him to 50 percent support among likely voters vs. 47 percent for Barack Obama Romneys highest vote-preference result of the contest to date. The difference between the
  • Washington Post endorses Obama[BARF OR LAUGH ALERT?]

    10/25/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/25/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Washington Post has decided to back President Obama for reelection acknowledging the shortcomings of his first term: President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obamas first term. He did not end, as he promised he would, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions on fiscal matters. But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases. Mr. Romney, by contrast, has embraced his...
  • HAHAHAHAHA Washington Post Swing State Poll was 161 People

    10/01/2012 4:25:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    I may just poll my comment section and pass that off as a Battleground State poll. The Washington Post explained that rather curious Swing State subsection in todays national poll where Obama had an incredible 11-point lead relative to his national lead of only 2-points: The WaPo-ABC swing state poll numbers, explained Mondays Washington Post-ABC News poll adds to the evidence of an emerging, important dynamic in the presidential contest showing closer parity nationally than in key battleground states, where President Obama has had clear leads.
  • Washington Compost in VA: 0bama 52% Romney 44% - No internals available

    09/18/2012 5:12:32 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 52 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 9-18-12 | Laura Vozzella, Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    With just seven weeks of campaigning left before the November election, President Obama holds a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, buoyed by growing optimism about the state of the country and fueled by a gender gap working in his favor, according to a new Washington Post poll. Obama leads his Republican rival by 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. Among all registered voters, the president leads by 50 percent to 43 percent, a margin identical to that recorded in a survey in early May. That indicates that Romney has made up little apparent ground against Obama...
  • George Will Calls Out Washington Post Fact-Checker

    09/03/2012 6:01:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 3, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Since Wednesday, the Obama-loving media have been working overtime trying to disprove a number of statements made by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during their respective speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. On ABC's This Week Sunday, George Will called out Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler for claiming Ryan had mislead Americans about a GM plant closing in Janesville, Wisconsin (video follows with transcript and commentary):George Will Calls Out Washington Post Fact-Checker MATTHEW DOWD, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: From my perspective, what happened at this convention is that nobody is calling on it, or maybe a few people are calling...
  • The Beginning of the End of Print: The Lessons of an Amazingly Prescient 1992 WaPo Memo

    08/25/2012 1:29:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 21, 2012 | Jordan Weissman
    "Our goal, obviously, is to avoid getting boiled as the electronic revolution continues." "I am not here dreaming of (or worrying about) a world in which computers have displaced the printed word, and us too. I could find no one at this conference who would predict the demise of the newspaper. No one. All saw an important place for us." Those words come from a remarkable letter written by Robert Kaiser, then the Washington Post's newly appointed managing editor, to publisher Donald Graham following a 1992 conference on the future of digital media. Kaiser had attended the event after being...
  • Disagreed (sweep shooting under rug)

    08/15/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Im nearing the end of a vacation, so Ive stayed out of the Corner for the most part. But tonight after we came back from dinner, my wife said look at this. On her iPad was the Washington Posts homepage. One of the headlines reads: Police: Suspect disagreed with Family Research Council Disagreed? The suspect shot someone. Disagreed!? Why so bombastic? Why not say that the would-be killer had a different perspective?
  • Vanity: Washington Post edits Biden's attack!!!

    08/15/2012 5:10:22 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 12 replies
    today
    <p>Actual quote: "Romney wants to let the he said in the first 100 days, hes going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street. Theyre going to put yall back in chains. "</p>
  • WashPost Buries Damning New Soptic Facts Under 'Democrats Call Joe the Steelworker' Headline

    08/09/2012 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 9, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post seemed to honor Obama-commercial star Joe Soptic in the news section Thursday. Nia-Malika Henderson’s article was headlined “For anti-Romney ads, Democrats call Joe the Steelworker.” The subhead: "New spot seems to tie his wife's death to plant's closure after Bain took over." Online, the headline was "Forget Joe the Plumber -- Meet Joe the Steelworker." The Post couldn't find space for the Soptic story on Wednesday, even though Henderson interviewed him on Tuesday. Just like with the David Plouffe-scores-100-grand story this week, the Post headlines downplayed that Henderson found more details that make the Soptic ad look...
  • WaPo Random Act of Journalism: US Economy Lost 1.2 Million Jobs in July

    08/06/2012 8:28:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Want to go back to the unemployment numbers that came out Thursday and Friday. You know, the employment number went up to 8.3%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that 163,000 new jobs were created. We used BLS numbers ourselves to show you how this isn't true. We talked about "seasonal adjustment." But a random act of journalism -- a stunning random act of journalism -- in the Washington Post yesterday in the Sunday paper. They actually wrote (this was the headline): "Wait, the US Economy Actually Lost 1.2 Million Jobs in July? -- The US economy...
  • Washington Post loses $15.9 million in Q2

    08/03/2012 11:53:50 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Aug 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    The Washington Post continued to struggle in the second quarter even as its parent company reported 13.6 percent increases in profit. The newspaper division, which includes the newspaper's website and the online magazine, Slate, reported an operating loss of $15.9 million in the second quarter, compared to a $2.9 million loss for the same period a year ago. Print advertising suffered a 15 percent drop year-on-year in the second quarter, as daily print circulation fell 9.3 percent in the first six months of 2012 to an average of 482,100 copies. Sunday circulation was down 6.1 percent in the same period...
  • WaPo Blogger Bizarre Suggestion: 'Infiltrate' Chick-fil-A

    08/01/2012 8:32:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    The Washington Post "On Faith" blogger, Sally Quinn, has come up with a suggestion so bizarre that I would not not blame you for casting aspersions upon the veracity of your humble correspondent until you read it for yourself. Basically Quinn is recommending that gays and lesbians "infiltrate" Chick-fil-A restaurants to the point where they become gay hangouts to such an extent that even gay weddings will be performed there.
  • WaPo Blogger Bizarre Suggestion: 'Infiltrate' Chick-fil-A

    08/01/2012 5:59:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 1, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Washington Post "On Faith" blogger, Sally Quinn, has come up with a suggestion so bizarre that I would not not blame you for casting aspersions upon the veracity of your humble correspondent until you read it for yourself. Basically Quinn is recommending that gays and lesbians "infiltrate" Chick-fil-A restaurants to the point where they become gay hangouts to such an extent that even gay weddings will be performed there. And if you think that recommendation is absurd beyond belief, you won't be alone. Her blog is filled with commenters whose reactions can best be described as face-in-palm. You can't...
  • Newsweek Print Edition DOA: Then End Is Coming for the MSM

    07/25/2012 11:05:33 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 19 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | July 25, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp which recently acquired sole control of Newsweek, said that a plan to end its print edition is coming as soon as this fall. His comments came in IAC's quarterly earnings call and were first reported in a two-sentence story by Bloomberg News's Sarah Frier ("Newsweek, the 79-year-old magazine, will eventually transition to an online-only publication") and then in a tweet from her colleague Edmund Lee ("Barry Diller says by September-October, plan for digital only Newsweek will be announced"). The first actual quote from Diller came later in a post by Politico's Dylan Byers: "The...
  • Romney to seek Washington Post retraction

    06/27/2012 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | June 27, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Mitt Romney campaign representatives will meet with The Washington Post today to seek a formal retraction of its June 21 report that Bain Capital invested in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned. The representatives will meet with executive editor Marcus Brauchli and other senior Post staff at 2 p.m. today at the Post's offices in Washington. The group intends to argue that the Post's allegations against Bain Capital and the firms in question are either incomplete or inaccurate, sources familiar with the meeting say. Specifically, the group will argue that the Post misinterpreted the SEC filings...
  • Washington Post's sad decline raises tricky questions in US

    06/11/2012 8:53:11 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 38 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Saturday 9 June 2012
    The Washington Post is, perhaps, the best known newspaper in the world. Yes, the Post has a resounding, historic name: but, baby, look at it now. Today's Post has suddenly come to symbolise everything that's contentious about daily journalism's survival in the 21st century, and thus to pose two crucial questions. Is the Wall Street way a viable approach to running a newspaper these days? And how do you cope with the surge to news online: by charging customers, or giving your news away free? In America, these battles are being fought out between the quasi-academic likes of the Columbia...
  • WaPo Author who Tied Romney to KKK Resigns over Plagiarism Scandal

    04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | April 18 2012 | by Tony Lee
    When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined. But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly resigned from the Washington Post conveniently and coincidentally before another editors note went up on her post that described it as having serious factual errors and a significant ethical lapse. Flock told AFP that she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor's note about her work and...
  • Washington Post managing editor claims objectivity, tweets bias

    05/09/2011 11:30:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Washington Posts 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...
  • Washington Post Writer 'Cringes' at Sight of 'Vulgar' Americans Celebrating Bin Laden's Death

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  • Post political columnist David Broder dies

    03/09/2011 10:14:12 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 63 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/9/11 | Adam Bernstein
    David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
  • Mujahideen in Libya Possess Gaddafi's Chemical and Biological Weapons

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  • Egypt crisis: Washington Post says its bureau chief, photog arrested

    02/03/2011 11:11:09 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/3/2011 | cnn
    [Update 8:21 p.m. in Cairo, 1:21 p.m. ET] The United States has information suggesting that the Egyptian Interior Ministry is involved in rounding up journalists who are covering the unrest there, U.S. State Department officials said Thursday. [Update 7:29 p.m. in Cairo, 12:29 p.m. ET] The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, Leila Fadel, and a Post photographer, Linda Davidson, were among two dozen journalists arrested Thursday by the Egyptian Interior Ministry, the newspaper reported on its website, citing multiple witnesses.