The Philadelphia Inquirer's New Spectrum

From Centrism to Anti-Semitism

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently announced a shake-up in its editorial pages (9/10/95), dumping long-time syndicated contributors Jeff Greenfield, Richard Reeves and George Will in favor of E.J. Dionne, David Shribman and Joseph Sobran. Greenfield is a centrist, while Reeves is a moderate liberal, so their replacement by two other Beltway centrists marks a slight shift to the right. There's no syndicated columnist now appearing on the Inquirer's editorial page who can fairly be described as an advocate for the left. (Centrists like David Broder, William Raspberry and Richard Cohen don't count.) What is surprising is the replacement of Will with […]