WashPost Dubbed Last Dead Isis Chief an ‘Austere Religious Scholar'

February 4th, 2022 11:37 AM

U.S. forces this week killed top ISIS chief Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi, prompting a very different reaction and headline from The Washington Post than when the United States hunted down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Back in the Trump era, the Post’s obituary offered this shocking and much-mocked headline: “Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at…

WaPo's 'Best of 2011' Book List Loaded with WaPo, NY Times Writers

December 11th, 2011 8:58 AM
The Sunday Washington Post  issued a set of "Best of 2011" lists, and in the Arts section listing of the 100 most notable books (50 in fiction, 50 in nonfiction), the Post fulfilled its annual tradition of promoting its own staffers. In the fiction category was Bloodmoney by Post columnist David Ignatius. On the nonfiction list were Playing With Fire by Pamela Constable, The Triple Agent by…

Greenland to Hillary Clinton: We Like Global Warming, Thank You Very M

May 13th, 2011 3:54 PM
Global warming has been kind to Greenland, expanding tourism and with it economic opportunity and giving farmers a growing season long enough for vegetables. But it sure makes it a bit awkward when Hillary Clinton comes there to clamor about the dangers of climate change. From Joby Warrick's page A6 story (emphasis mine):