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Washington Post Ombudsman Criticizes Allen Coverage

Posted by Arnold Shultz | Posted in Virginia, Washington Post | Posted on 30-09-2006


Washington Post readers who feel the Post is out to get Sen. George Allen can get comfort from the unlikeliest of sources: the Post itself.

Actually, from Post ombudsman Deborah Howell, who writes for Sunday’s paper:

the (macaca) coverage went on for too long after he apologized. The news stories, handled by the paper’s Virginia political reporters, did not go overboard. An editorial was well done. Then the columnists weighed in, along with Style reporters and editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. No one piece was over the line. But when you put it all together, it looked like piling on. …

… the story from Salon that said he used the N-word in his college days. … The Post couldn’t ignore the story, but it should have noted that Salon is a liberal-oriented Web site.

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