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Froomkin’s back in business!

August 12, 2009

Check him out here (or via the blogroll at right). In his most recent, he goes after the WSJ’s bizarre hypothesis that Obama’s biggest fault is his interest in understanding the policy changes he’s advocating for and the problems he’s trying to fix.

NYT takes a quizzical look at the WaPo’s Froomkin firing

July 13, 2009

The article is here. Its core concern is the hazard of judging writers purely in terms of reader response (something that the web allows publishers / editors to do with unprecedented precision): Still, the rationale — even if it was masking other reasons for Mr. Froomkin’s departure — surprised some writers who are uncomfortable being […]

Froomkin to be HuffPo Washington Bureau Chief

July 7, 2009

Says Greenwald. Between this and the amazing work done by Nico Pitney on Iran for the past few weeks, the HuffPo is scoring some pretty big points with me. I look forward to seeing what he does with the new responsibility (and hope it doesn’t too badly affect the prolificness of his posting).

The NYT on WaPo publisher Katharine Weymouth

July 4, 2009

Find the article here. Sample: And in some respects, the now-canceled salon on health care seems like an attempt to replicate a golden era for the newspaper in which a seat at a dinner hosted by Katharine Graham, the legendary publisher of The Washington Post and Ms. Weymouth’s grandmother, was the hottest commodity in the […]

The increasingly malodourous WaPo…

July 2, 2009

…considers moonlighting as a whore. From Politico: For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to “those powerful few”: Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and — at first — even the paper’s own reporters and editors. …The offer — which essentially turns a news organization into […]

A bunch of >>FAIRNESS<<-holes

June 24, 2009

I was doing some reading on the WaPo’s editorial trajectory and turned up this quote from Newsmax: Although the Washington Post has yet to cover its own metamorphosis, conservatives such as Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the Republican Study Committee; Dave Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union; and Wall Street Journal columnist John […]

Nate Silver WaPwns the WaPo

June 24, 2009

Re: a poll that purports to demonstrate the fickleness of Americans’ opinions on health care (showing initial  Check it: Actually, I don’t have any particular problem with probing the depth of support by providing the respondent in your poll with an opposition message. This poll does suggest that opinion on the public option — which […]

Nico Pitney at yesterday’s WH presser

June 24, 2009

Allegations of  collusion between Obama and the HuffPo’s Nico Pitney yesterday are stupid. It was no secret that Nico was going to ask a question, if called on, from an Iranian, something no other source was even remotely likely to do. He had been actively stating his intention to do so and soliciting questions all […]

They dumped Froomkin???!?!?!?!

June 18, 2009

Calderone reported today that the WaPo is firing the best thing going for it: POLITICO learned today that the Washington Post has terminated its relationship with liberal columnist/blogger Dan Froomkin. Froomkin authored the “White House Watch” blog and was told today that the blog had essentially run its course. Froomkin has been among the most […]