The Washington Post Is Still Stonewalling

It is now 20 days since Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson published their infamous hit piece that tried to fool readers into believing that the Keystone Pipeline, the bete noire of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, is somehow all about Koch Industries, which has nothing to do with the pipeline and would, in fact, be damaged by it economically. It is 14 days since Sheldon Whitehouse and Henry Waxman wrote their letter to the President of Koch Industries, asking a series of questions and requesting production of a large number of documents about Keystone, with the letter’s allegations footnoted to the Post’s article and the juvenile left-wing report on which it was based.

For two weeks we have been asking Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson, Sheldon Whitehouse, Henry Waxman and the editors of the Washington Post whether the Post’s March 20 article was a put-up job, developed in coordination with Whitehouse, Waxman, or other representatives of the Democratic Party–like Eilperin’s husband, who is a “climate” official in the Obama administration, or Tom Steyer, who has pledged to donate $100 million to Democratic candidates who oppose Keystone, a project that would threaten his “green energy” scam empire. So far there has been no response. Both the Washington Post and the Democratic Party–but I repeat myself–are hoping that we will go away and the controversy will blow over.

It will indeed blow over if we don’t keep the pressure on. I asked the Post and its reporters to answer questions and produce documents relating to their contacts with representatives of the Democratic Party here. My request, which has been repeated several times, was similar to that which Whitehouse and Waxman sent to Koch Industries. Despite repeated requests, there has been no response from the Post or its reporters. They are keeping their heads down. Don’t let them get away with it.

Please send politely-worded emails to the following individuals at the Washington Post, asking them to respond to my questions and requests for production of documents relating to the coordination of their reporting with representatives of the Democratic Party. Your emails can be brief; no need for elaboration. The point is a simple one. Please send them to:

It will also be helpful to send tweets Martin Baron, the paper’s Executive Editor, at @PostBaron.

Believe me, they are hoping you will go away and not bother them. Let’s frustrate that expectation.


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