From the WaPo, 11/2/1991: “Jo Ellen Murphy, art director of the Weekend section, said that ‘[Juan Williams] was obsessed with my sex life and that’s all he wanted to talk to me about . . . . I raised my voice at him and said, “Just don’t talk to me again.” ‘ ”
|By: letsgetitdone Sunday October 17, 2010 7:48 pm|
On Friday, the Government reported its 2010 Fiscal Year results. Here are some fragments from a “news” article in WaPo by Vincent Del Giudice.
The U.S. government posted its second straight annual budget deficit in excess of $1 trillion as lingering unemployment constrained tax revenue.
The shortfall totaled $1.294 trillion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, second only to the $1.416 trillion deficit in 2009, the Treasury Department said today in Washington. . . .
|By: Phoenix Woman Tuesday October 12, 2010 7:01 am|
The fact that remarkably similar “blame the victims” pieces have appeared in two separate publications, one with a national focus and reach, within a week of each other, makes me wonder if there isn’t a coordinated sub rosa push by homophobic groups to use this version of “blame the victims” as their standard defense when called to account for making these gay kids’ lives so miserable that they felt taking their own lives was the only option left them.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday October 6, 2010 12:44 pm|
Those who observe American media, and observe what passes for Legacy Media’s “criticism” of our American media, have long been irritated by the Washington Post’s declaration that Howard Kurtz’s disclosure of his CNN role (host of “Reliable Sources” and media critic) satisfies WaPo readers that he has no conflict between his CNN role and his WaPo role, even when writing about CNN. Moved up the Versailles foodchain to Washington Bureau Chief (of the Daily Beast, but still….) Howie will retain his CNN Sunday hosting role.
|By: Peterr Tuesday October 5, 2010 6:40 am|
To judge by his column in today’s Washington Post, Michael Gerson demonstrates a surprisingly poor grasp of the evangelical world. To say (as Gerson does) that evangelicals fear big government is laughable. They love big government — as long as they get to run it.
|By: Jim White Friday October 1, 2010 5:41 am|
Less than twenty-four hours after Pakistan closed the border crossing at Torkham in response to a NATO helicopter attack that killed three Pakistani soldiers, insurgents set fire to 27 NATO fuel tankers that were waiting to enter Afghanistan at this strategic crossing. Rather than striking a conciliatory tone to tamp down growing unrest by Pakistan in response to ongoing US abuse, however, the Obama administration has chosen instead to venture into even more provocative behavior, planting suggestions in Friday’s Washington Post that the US would not be upset if there were a military coup in Pakistan.
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday September 30, 2010 7:37 am|
The Washington Post dismisses concerns about the cost of the Afghanistan war on the grounds that it is less than 1% of US GDP. But the Post supports raising the Social Security normal retirement age, although the savings to the government from doing this would be less than 1% of US GDP.
|By: Dean Baker Friday September 24, 2010 2:27 pm|
The Washington Post really really wants to cut Social Security and can’t resist getting its view in almost every news story that touches on the issue.
|By: Dean Baker Saturday September 18, 2010 6:16 am|
The Washington Post believes that it is the exclusive role of government to redistribute income upward to the rich. They hate it when government acts to benefit ordinary workers.
|By: Jeff Kaye Wednesday September 15, 2010 3:47 pm|
A story at Truthout reports that a Department of Defense Office of Inspector General investigation into allegations of drugging of detainees, completed almost exactly a year ago, was nevertheless hidden from public knowledge for months. Its results remain hidden, labeled classified. This is especially strange as this document was publicly requested by no less than now-Vice President (then Senator) Joe Biden, along with Senators Carl Levin and Chuck Hagel, after a couple of articles — one by Jeff Stein and one by Joby Warrick at the Washington Post — blew the whistle on dozens of reports of alleged drugging of detainees.