Immune-From-Criticismism at the Washington Post

In his evaluation of the Dan Froomkin firing, Washington Post ombud Andy Alexander (6/26/09) confidently asserts that “first, it’s not about ideology,” then later asserts that Froomkin “was urged not to do media criticism.” Clearly, though, the notion that the Post should not be subjected to criticism is a central tenet of the paper’s ideology. Alexander quoted with a straight face Post columnist Gene Weingarten questioning whether Froomkin “was as informed and qualified to opine as people who had been actively covering the White House for years.” Alexander did not point out that Weingarten writes a humor column, which might […]