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Going Postal

A supporter of George Allen comments by email on how the Wash Post views Virginia, Allen, and Webb:

(1) On the same day the Washington Post endorsed (natch) Jim Webb, they ran an article trashing the rest of Virginia.   (RoVa = Rest of Virginia)

       “In NoVa, a lab is the family dog. In RoVa, a lab is the

        family meth business.”

(2) Meanwhile, look at what Jim Webb said in the Post:

       “Towel-heads and rednecks — of which I am one. If you write that word,

        please say that. I mean, I don’t use that pejoratively, I use it

        defensively. Towel-heads and rednecks became the easy villains in so

        many movies out there.”

Whatever Webb may be, he is not a “towel-head”.  Is there ANY doubt that, had Allen said “towel-heads”, the Washington Post would talk about it every day?   But it’s Jim Webb, so they think it’s charming.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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