Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The media at its finest.


low-tech cyclist said...

Yeppers. I recently started a blog, Everybody Laughs At Broder, where I slice, dice, and skewer the WaPo opinion section. In these few weeks, the finger-wagging of the Broders and Hiatts at the candidates for running commercials about each other's houses, rather than running a campaign about the issues, has become a recurring theme, needless to say.

Needless to say, they're oblivious to the effect of their newspaper on the campaign.

I'm gonna be linking to that cartoon A LOT.

Hiatt's rejoinder is that "as editorial page editor for the Post, I have zero control over news judgments the paper makes."

Of course, he might take that big editorial megaphone of his, and use it to say, "Hey, news section, why don't you cover the issues more, and cover the fluff stories less?"

But that would surely be breaking some part of the Journalistic Code or something.

ellroon said...

Thank you. I appreciate your bravery!

mapaghimagsik said...

Nailed it. Through the eye.