Thursday, May 6, 2010

Clueless in Washington?

The Washington Post recently added a blogger to cover the Right. It was widely remarked on conservative blogs at the time that the blogger was not a conservative, but a liberal. However, it seems that the editors at the Washington post may not have realized that.
Smith notes that some of the Post's editors are still clueless:
Some at the paper took Weigel for a true conservative counter-balance to Klein’s wonky, but fairly reliable, liberalism, two people familiar with his hiring said. Merida, in a web chat last month, was asked, “Will you (or Chris Cillizza) be adding more conservative/Republican voices to better balance what is now your predominately liberal/Democratic leaning coverage?”
He responded that “we recently have added to our staff the well-regarded Dave Weigel, who writes the new ‘Right Now’ blog,” before mentioning conservative columnists Kathleen Parker and Charles Krauthammer.
And some in the media wonder why they are losing audience and credibilty.

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