On Thursday, angry liberal readers of the Washington Post forced the ombudsmen of the paper, Deborah Howell, to shut it down. In her Sunday column, written on 1/15, Howell wrote that Abramoff "had made substantial campaign contributions to both major parties," prompting a wave of nasty reader postings on post.blog.
So much for our open-minded, elitist friends on the left, who are all to glad to once again enact another episode of "Do as I say, and not as I do." This is the same bunch that screams for openness and truth in media reporting, but only IF it hurts the GOP.
Here is the original story as written by Deborah Howell that has caused such consternation on the left.
And here is Howell's most recent response to her liberal critics, which she handles quite nicely by basically using the facts.
Deborah Howell's story and subsequent firestorm over it should show the GOP just what to expect come election time: The "Culture of Corruption" that Democrats talk about will be the number one campaign issue for them.
So when the Washington Post, a well-respected liberal organ writes of Democratic corruption in Congress--and with Jack Abramoff as the catalyst--it is the equivalent of shining daylight on the vampiric left, who cannot bring themselves to admit that they, too, are as guilty as any Republican in what will turn into the next "something-gate" in Washington.
Kudos to Deborah Howell for posting the truth, but shame on Jim Brady,
Executive Editor, washingtonpost.com, for ultimately pulling the plug on the blog.
If anything, this a glittering example of just how angry the left gets when exposed to the truth, and to what lengths they will go to protect one another from criticism.