Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stick a fork in the Washington Post

I see that the Washington Post has given energy policy wonk and all around polymath Sarah Palin an op-ed about cap and trade in which she has the nerve to write early on, "Those who understand the issue ..." as if she is one such individual. On top of turning its op-ed page into a megaphone for failed and disastrous neoconservative ideas, allowing George Will to invent his own "facts" in the service of global warming denialism, firing one of its best and most popular journalists, and its attempt to host a "salon" to sell its services to corporate interests in complete violation of the most fundamental and basic tenets of journalism, I think it's time to consider that the Post's editorial page has gone the way of the Wall Street Journal's.

That is to say, it's lost all credibility.

Update: Joe Romm says what I just said, but with links and stuff to accentuate the point. I recommend reading the whole thing, but this bit here captures so perfectly how laughable the Post's editorial content has become

In fact, Palin is so ignorant of energy, so practiced at repeating falsehoods, that in September, during the campaign, the Washington Post itself gave her its highest (which is to say lowest) rating of “Four Pinocchios” for continuing to “to peddle bogus [energy] statistics three days after the original error was pointed out by independent fact-checkers.”

1 comment:

Paul said...

The post tends to editorialize in its news articles, too.