The Corner

Downie’s Doozy

Today’s laugh line, from Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie: “The Post’s editorial page endorsed the ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards. This could lead some readers to conclude that candidates endorsed by The Post’s editorial page might be given more favorable coverage in the news pages. This is not so.”

Funny. I could have gotten that impression from front-page Post headlines such as the post-debate analysis “Bush Cartoon of Kerry Failed to Show Up.” This came from Dana Milbank, one of the snarkiest anti-Bush reporters out there. Leonard Downie, please read Dana Milbank before writing silly sentences about your paper’s objectivity.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...