Media Bash Beck for Not Being Evangelical After Years of Bashing Evang

August 31st, 2010 5:48 PM
The editors of the mainstream media must think we all have very short memories. Their latest schtick is to smear conservative talk show host Glenn Beck as a creepy Mormon who has no business influencing evangelicals. Aside from the disgusting hypocrisy of Mormon-baiting one minute and then bashing Islamophobia the next, these news outlets are also hoping you've forgotten about their recent…

Ex-Washington Post Ombudsman, Who Recognized Liberal Bias, Killed in N

January 2nd, 2010 1:07 PM
Deborah Howell, the Washington Post’s ombudsman from late 2005 through the end of 2008, “suffered fatal injuries when struck by a vehicle” while vacationing in New Zealand, an overnight post on reported early Saturday morning. Howell, the top editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Washington bureau chief for the Newhouse newspaper chain before jumping to the Post, recognized…

Sunday Wrap: Mitchell in Awe of Cabinet's 'Brain Power,' Donaldson Pro

December 21st, 2008 10:23 PM
Some quick items from the Sunday interview shows and newspapers: ♦ On Meet the Press, NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell, who last month hailed Obama's “all-star cabinet,” on Sunday trumpeted the cabinet's “meritocracy,” and how it's supposedly made up of “superstars,” as she gushed over “people with so much brain power and so much education.” ♦ Over on ABC's This Week, during the roundtable's look at…

Howell: 'Most Washington Post Journalists Voted for Obama. I Did

November 16th, 2008 2:15 PM
A week after Washington Post Ombudsman Deborah Howell agreed with readers who saw “a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama” in the paper's campaign coverage, Howell this Sunday admitted she voted for Obama and “bet” that so did “most” in the Post's newsroom: I'll bet that most Post journalists voted for Obama. I did. There are centrists at The Post…

Washington Post Admits Bias Towards Obama

November 8th, 2008 11:07 AM
The media's post-election truth leaks are in full swing now as the Washington Post will publish an admission from its ombudsman Sunday that it was clearly biased towards Barack Obama in its coverage of the just-concluded presidential campaign.Isn't the truth great when it doesn't hurt your agenda?Although Deborah Howell's piece "An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage" will appear in Sunday'…

WaPo Ombudsman: Okay, So Maybe, Just Maybe, We Are Biased

November 4th, 2008 2:38 PM
Dismissing the notion as "simplistic" that her paper is liberally biased, Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell wrote on Sunday that there is "a grain of truth" to the lament from conservatives that the Post skews leftward (emphases mine):Neither the hard-core right nor left will ever be satisfied by Post coverage -- and that's as it should be. But it's true that The Post,…

WaPo Ombud Accidentally Reveals Paper's Double Standard

September 28th, 2008 3:49 PM
Writing in today's Washington Post, ombudsman Deborah Howell focuses on political cartoons and how in many cases they can cause offense. I was struck in particular by a few of Howell's offhand admissions most. The first is that the top editorial cartoonists across the country are mostly liberal. That concession came after Howell had briefly profiled Pat Oliphant, one of America's best-known…

Washington Post Ombudsman: '3 to 1' Obama Front Page Advantage

August 18th, 2008 2:35 AM

Military Recruiting: Fool WaPo Twice, Shame on Them

January 25th, 2008 11:42 AM
Last year, the Washington Post let itself be so badly misled by a "study" on military recruiting from a far-left think tank that WaPo ombudsman Deborah Powell felt obliged to write a lengthy column about the matter, diplomatically taking her paper to task for failing to "tell the full story."So when the same think tank came out with another recruiting study this year, surely…

Post Reporter: Reader Comments on Race 'Often Reek' of 'Ignorance

January 7th, 2008 7:44 AM

WaPo Ombudsman Offers Weak Defense on Bilal Hussein Reporting

December 13th, 2007 4:31 PM
Washington Post Ombudsman Deborah Howell served up a flimsy excuse to a concerned reader wondering why the Post doesn't have Post staffers reporting on the Bilal Hussein controversy, rather than just running AP wire stories. Hussein worked for AP as a photographer. Blogger Scott Johnson shared the reader's e-mail and Howell's reply, then added that even if one accepts Howell's excuse, there's no…