Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dog Bites Man: Post Coverage had Obama Slant

Stop the presses: The Washington Post's coverage of the 2008 election favored Barak Obama.

The papers ombudsman, Deborah Howell, reviewed the paper's political coverage from November 11 of last year through Election Day 2008. She reported the following:

The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts.

The ombudsman was, of course, shocked, shocked to find liberal bias in virtually every area from op ed stories to photographs to uneven treatment of the vice presidential candidates.

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