WashPost Still Not Informing Readers That Va. Abortionists Already Con

February 24th, 2012 11:57 AM
In a 37-paragraph front-page article today, Washington Post correspondents Laura Vozzella and Anita Kumar detailed how, as the "invasiveness" of an ultrasound requirement in an abortion regulation bill "emerged" that "enthusiasm waned." Vozzella and Kumar examined how pro-choice activists ginned up protests via social media and how liberal-leaning comedians on…

MSNBC's Luke Russert Asks Democratic State Legislator: Are Mandated Ab

February 23rd, 2012 3:22 PM
Filling in on the 11 a.m. hour of MSNBC Live coverage this morning, Luke Russert talked to Washington Post reporter Anita Kumar and Virginia Del. Charniele Herring (D) about Gov. Bob McDonnell's "abrupt switch" to oppose requiring "invasive" transvaginal ultrasounds prior to an abortion. McDonnell is backing a bill that would make transvaginal ultrasounds optional but…

In Story On Proposed Ultrasound Mandate, WashPost's Kumar Fails to Not

February 22nd, 2012 12:12 PM
Reporting today on how Virginia Republican "Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is backing off his unconditional support for a bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion," the Washington Post's Anita Kumar failed to note that Virginia abortion providers affiliated with Planned Parenthood already use ultrasounds as part of their preparatory work for abortion. As…

Even as Liberal Hopes Fade, WaPo Reporter Still Mocking GOP Candidate

November 3rd, 2011 7:54 AM
In the last week of the state campaign in Virginia, Democrats are still desperately trying to scare voters into thinking Republicans are extreme -- and so is The Washington Post. On Wednesday, reporter Anita Kumar wrote a stale old rerun of the attack on Republican state Senate candidate Richard Black because he sent pink "fetus" models before an abortion vote -- the same tactic she…

WaPo 'Lunchline' Email: 'Abortion Rights Supporters... Dealt a Major B

September 16th, 2011 1:58 PM
Update (15:30 EDT): Yates notes our criticism on Facebook (see screen capture at bottom of post) In today's "Lunchline" -- a free Washington Post e-mail newsletter with teasers and links to stories in the day's paper and on the website -- staffer Clinton Yates linked to Anita Kumar's story on Virginia's Board of Health adopting new regulations on the state's…

Va. Passes Abortion Regs Favored by 55% of Voters, WaPo Notes NARAL Ac

September 16th, 2011 11:53 AM
The Washington Post is no opponent of economic regulation. But dare to touch the largely unregulated abortion industry and it's quite a different story. In a 23-paragraph Metro section front-pager entitled "Stricter Va. rules on abortion gain,"* Post staffer Anita Kumar --see our archive on her bias here -- noted in her lead paragraph that "the Virginia Board of Health…

WaPo on Virginia GOP: 'Nut Jobs' That Make Rick Perry Look Sane

September 6th, 2011 6:22 AM
On some days, it’s hard to tell whether The Washington Post is a newspaper or just a copy-and-paste Democratic Party newsletter. On the front of Monday’s Metro section, in a story with a modest headline – “Republicans hope to take Va. Senate” – Post reporter Anita Kumar spent the first five paragraphs (and the last five paragraphs) selling the Democratic…

WaPo's Abortion Debate: Antiabortion Conservatives vs. Comprehensive N

August 27th, 2011 7:40 AM
The Washington Post knows how to signal which side in the abortion debate they favor. In both Friday's and Saturday's Metro sections, they describe the two sides in a tilted way as they cover new clinic regulations in Virginia, which insist abortion clinics be just like ambulatory surgical centers, since many abortions are still surgical. One side is "conservative" and…

WaPo Warns of 'Far Right' Ken Cuccinelli, But Virginia's Democrat Sta

September 21st, 2010 8:07 AM
The Washington Post's undisguised loathing for conservative Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is on display again Tuesday. Post reporter Anita Kumar put him on the "far right" and questioned the propriety (and even the constitutionality) of his working relationship with other Republicans in Richmond.  Kumar began by noting a list of Cuccinell's "controversial" legal…

WaPo Print Edition Downplays McCain Military Ballot Lawsuit in Virgini

November 4th, 2008 1:43 PM
The McCain campaign filed suit yesterday against Virginia in federal court to "force the state to count late-arriving overseas military ballots," reported the Associated Press in a November 3 story. While the Washington Post's Web site carries the 5-paragraph AP article, the paper's print edition this morning punted on running a separate follow-up article. Instead the Post devoted a…