America Needs You, Wesley Pruden (Back at the Washington Times)

Item: Less than six weeks after legendary editor Wesley Pruden's retirement, new Washington Times editor John Solomon has begun selling out to politically correct and objectively inaccurate language (additional HTs to NewsBusters' Tim Graham, and to John Haskins in an e-mail). The reason for the Times to even exist is slowly but surely being eliminated.

Accordingly, this parody, sung to the tune of Chicago's 1975 hit, "(America Needs You) Harry Truman" came to mind, in hopes of convincing Pruden to reconsider the virtues of returning, if only for a year:

America needs you, Wesley Pruden
Wesley could you please come home?
The new guy's really bad,
A PC flack gone mad.
So Wesley please come back and save the paper we all know and love.

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America's wondering,
What possessed you,
To leave at such a critical time.
John Solomon's a hack,
We really need you back,
'Cause DC doesn't need two WaPo's doing the news hand in glove.

We know you're still doing your weekly riff,
And we're glad that you could.
We also know that retirement,
Is usually very good.
But the paper you nurtured, whose circ you furthered,
Is not doing what it should,
You've gotta come back and take no pris'ners
When you're in charge you would.

America needs some Prudenizing,
It's time to set things straight again.
Just wait until '09,
Then retiring would be fine,
So Wesley please come back and save the paper we all know and love.
Wesley please come back and save the paper we all know and love.
Wesley!
Wesley please come back and save the paper we all know and love.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.
Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.