As Paul has documented throughout the election season, the Washington Post has consistently been a cheerleader for Barack Obama. Today the paper’s ombudsman, Deborah Howell, admitted as much:
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.
Howell finds that the Post’s coverage of Sarah Palin was especially biased. To which my response is, tell us something we didn’t already know. Anyone who can still be shocked by newspapers’ liberal bias hasn’t been paying attention for a long time. The Washington Post is a Democratic newspaper, and a good one, for the most part. As I’ve said before, the Post is the most respectable voice of the Democratic Party. But it would be foolish to expect objectivity from what is essentially an arm of the Democratic Party.
Conservatives should stop talking about media bias and start founding (or buying) some newspapers of our own. Of course, until that happens we’ll probably still complain about bias from time to time.
PAUL adds: Or constantly, in my case.
By the way, what are the consequences of Howell’s finding at the Post? Enhanced status or promotions for the culprits is my guess. Or at least “high-fives” all around.
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