Washington Post Ombudsman: Oops, our bad

Deborah Howell, the Washington Post’s ombudsman will admit in Sunday’s Washington Post that her newspaper’s coverage of the presidential campaign was tilted towards Obama.

The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but 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.

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… Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin “Tony” Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama’s acknowledged drug use as a teenager.

Quite an admission, but it is too late for mea culpas when the Washington Post and most of the mainstream media knowingly played such an instrumental role in getting Obama elected. But now that their man is in the White House and their mission is accomplished, it is time now to try and recoup the little credibility they had left and spent up to get their candidate elected. All the apologies in the world cannot make up for the way the media gave up all semblance of impartiality and openly rooted and campaigned for Barack Obama.
During Election 2008, they sold their souls to The One–they would like to buy it back now, but when it comes to soul-related transactions, all sales are final.

2 thoughts on “Washington Post Ombudsman: Oops, our bad”

  1. AND –
    Seems like Deborah Howell is willing to say – OOPS, our BAD. Suggestion – “Posties” – Change Your subscription OR Newsstand habits to the WASHINGTON TIMES – It is Official – You have been “B.S.’ed.”

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