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GEORGE ALLEN, THE POST, AND MACACA



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From Sunday’s paper, the Washington Post’s ombudsman discusses whether the paper went overboard in its coverage of George Allen’s “macaca” moment:

Did The Post overplay the incident? Not initially, but the 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.



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