What? WashPost Frets All-LGBT City Council Isn't Diverse Enough

February 19th, 2019 2:30 PM
If you’re a Washington Postie, this has to be a real head-scratcher: A municipal government achieves a milestone in diversity (meaning there’s not a straight white guy to be found), only to come under fire for … its lack of diversity?

ABC Anchor David Muir Attends State Dinner...After Mocking It In 2015

May 15th, 2016 8:48 AM

An invitation to a fancy state dinner at the White House clearly isn’t seen as an obvious sign that a journalist is “in the tank” for President Obama. Friday night’s state dinner for the presidents of five Nordic countries drew two nightly-news anchors – David Muir of ABC and Lester Holt of NBC – three, if you count Fox Special Report anchor Bret Baier. Muir and ABC News vice president Robin…

Press Morphs Obama's 'Regional Power' Assertion About Russia Into an I

March 25th, 2014 11:46 PM
At President Barack Obama's press conference in The Hague, Netherlands today, as part of a much longer question, ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Obama whether "Mitt Romney had a point when he said that Russia is America’s biggest geopolitical foe? If not Russia, who?" It's important to note that Obama's response to that portion of Karl's question pertained to and was directed at Romney. A video…

WashPost Plays 'Hide the Benghazi' In Its Front-page Susan Rice Promot

June 6th, 2013 9:01 AM
The Washington Post played a game of “Hide the Benghazi” in its front-page story on Obama nominating Susan Rice to be the new National Security Adviser. The headline beat around the bush: “Obama signals new approach on national security: A Bigger U.S. Role Abroad. In shuffle, Rice replaces Donilon as adviser.” Reporter Scott Wilson announced “a major shuffle” and “an ideological shift” (let’…

Um, Fort Hood? WashPost Headline Cites Boston as First Terror 'Success

April 16th, 2013 12:20 PM
One of the Washington Post's front-page stories on the Boston bombing had this headline when the story turned to page A7: "After a decade of plots foiled or botched, one success." That's a strange headline that seems to forget the "successful" terror attack at Fort Hood. Six paragraphs below that headline, reporters Scott Wilson and Peter Finn recall 13 dead and 30 wounded by Major Nidal Hasan…

WaPo Denigrates Romney's American-Greatness Speech to VFW As Outdated

July 25th, 2012 7:37 AM
In a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mitt Romney declared “I am an unapologetic believer in the greatness of this country...I am not ashamed of American power.” To Washington Post reporters Scott Wilson and Nia-Malika Henderson, this rhetoric sounded outdated and unrealistic:

WaPo Tucks Story Noting 'U.S. Still Awaiting Libya's Permission to Eva

February 23rd, 2011 12:59 PM
"U.S. still awaiting Libya's permission to evacuate Americans," blared the headline for a page A6 story in today's Washington Post. "The United States has been unable to get Libya's permission to evacuate American citizens from the country, State Department officials said Tuesday, prompting the administration to temper its response to the Libyan crackdown," Post staffers Mary Beth Sheridan…

Media Help Obama Bash Republicans, Forget 'Polarizing' Charge Against

June 23rd, 2010 10:49 PM
President Obama's weekly radio address on Saturday devoted the entire hour to a hyper-partisan, long-winded, meandering speech about his Republican critics being too -- wait for it! -- partisan. Fortunately for him, a compliant national media would simply forward the attack on their own pages and never pause long enough to smell the irony. In the middle of alleged job offers, controversial…

Meet Scott Wilson, Obama's Summit News Butler

April 14th, 2010 9:10 AM
Washington Post reporter Scott Wilson topped Wednesday's paper with a "news analysis" headlined "On world stage, Obama at ease as seminar leader." The word that came to mind wasn't "analysis." It was "unanimous." Everyone in Wilson's supine story praised Obama's command and personality. It's like Wilson was Obama's news butler at this summit:"He's in charge, he's chairing the meetings, and this…

Happy Talk Dominates the Washington Post

March 15th, 2010 11:13 AM
Monday’s Washington Post should be retitled Washington Happy Talk. Topping the right side of the page is the headline "Democrats upbeat on health-care bill" and below that, the headline "Obama priority shift could help his party." This is quite a shift from the gloom-and-doom days of President Bush. The first story, by Post reporter Dan Eggen, noted the obvious point that votes are still lacking…

On Social Issues, WaPo Says Obama Displays 'Centrist Instincts

June 18th, 2009 1:50 PM