WashPost Fails to Front-Page Iran's Capture of British Sailors

On Friday morning, news broke that 15 British servicemen (eights sailors and seven Royal Marines) were seized by Iran. Not the regular naval forces of that country, mind you, but the Revolutionary Guard naval corps, a wing of the military closely controlled by the country's extremist Islamic clerics.Happening as it did one day before the UN voted on new sanctions on the nuclear power-hungry, terrorist-funding Islamist regime, you'd think the story would be worthy of front-page coverage in the largest broadsheet in Washington, D.C., right?Wrong.The story earned page A11 real estate in the Saturday Post and a follow-up story was buried below the fold on page A12 in the March 25 edition. [continued...]Most other stories on the front page for the Washington Post made sense, but perhaps the "Anger Grows Over Tainted Pet Food" story could have been shoved a few pages deeper into the March 24 paper.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters