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August 15, 2013 - 3:01 pm

I admit I laughed when I read the open letter that Patrick Pexton, the Washington Post’s ex-ombudsman, sent to incoming owner Jeff Bezos demanding that he fire Jennifer Rubin, the paper’s only full-time conservative writer (and former PJ Media writer). Pexton claims he doesn’t want her fired because she is conservative, but because “she’s just plain bad.” Of course, he then complains that she supposedly “parrots and peddles every silly right-wing theory to come down the pike,” which sure sounds like he is criticizing her because she is a conservative.

This is the same publication that employs snarky ideological clowns like Greg Sargent and Ezra Klein.  But the Left has never been a big fan of diversity of opinion, going back at least a century.

Pexton also complains that Rubin is “the No. 1 source of complaint mail,” which is no surprise given the leftist readers of the WP, which in essence acts as the Obama administration’s company newsletter. Apparently, getting criticized by the rabid intolerant Left is grounds for termination at the WP.

But if you take the text of his complaint letter and simply substitute the Washington Post and all of its liberal columnists and reporters for Rubin, and “left” for “right,” it sounds like a perfect description of the newspaper and its biased coverage and editorial page:

“ [The WP] parrots and peddles every silly [left]-wing theory to come down the pike…. [The WP’s] analysis of the conservative movement, which is a worthwhile and important beat that the Post should treat more seriously on its national pages, is shallow and predictable. [The editorial page’s] columns, at best, are political pornography; they get a quick but sure rise out of the [left], but you feel bad afterward.

And [the WP] is often wrong, and rarely acknowledges it. [The WP] was oh-so-wrong about [Barack Obama], week after week writing embarrassing flattery about his 2012 campaign, calling almost every move he made brilliant…[The WP] was wrong about [add your own list of the many times the WP has been wrong]…. And does [the WP] apologize? Nope.

Pexton must have been looking in the mirror when he wrote his letter.

I recently told Washington Post columnist Dan Balz in the Fox News greenroom that I use the paper for compost.  He eagerly agreed with that use for the newspaper, though not for the same reasons I did, I would suspect.

 

 

J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. His New York Times bestselling book is Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).  His website is www.electionlawcenter.com. Follow him on Twitter @electionlawctr.

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Happy and proud to say that Sargent banned me from his The plum Line blog.

The Moonbat Sweat Lodge would get all in a tizzy when I addressed them as "Slaves" in regards the Obamacare Individual Slave Mandate.

As with a great shout, their Hive Mind rejected the uncomfortable truth of objective reality.
49 weeks ago
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I'm not sure why they had to wait for Bezos to make this complaint. Probably this is only the first PUBLIC iteration. I don't envy Rubin her office mates but I wouldn't miss her column either. She certainly extinguishes more 'rightwing' hobbyhorses than she promotes. She has been a consistent foe of so-called Birthers with NO serious attention, as is the fashion. She was an early Romeny backer and found much to admire in the Huntsman campaign! Indeed, she was hired just a few years ago to give some cover to the beardless marxists of the WP and yes, the comments there are a cesspit but Rubin gives no reason why any Right-leaning participant should come to her aid. She is one of these Flaming Centrists once so fashionable. She and Pete Wehner of Commentary are on opposite sides from mine as often as not. No, I do not count Rubin as an ally. At best she is a bystander. If she gets Das Boot, so what?
49 weeks ago
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WaPo used to be such a great paper. They let the unprofessional, sporadically ethical nuts take over.
49 weeks ago
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No, it has always been a commie-prog rag.
49 weeks ago
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Rubin is "conservative" in WaPo terms, meaning that she's to the right of most Massachusetts Liberals, but still to the left of Massachusetts Conservatives. They'll keep her around so they can claim to be "fair and balanced", even though WaPo seems to be the dead tree version of MSNBC.
49 weeks ago
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Are there any other places on the Internet that attract as many ad hominem responses that are devoid of any substance as Jennifer Rubin's blog?
49 weeks ago
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She laid down with the dogs. Those fleas are vicious!
49 weeks ago
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Yes, if there is any housecleaning that is long overdue, it is to sweep out the predictable LW trash.
49 weeks ago
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Good one.
49 weeks ago
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There's a conservative writer at the Post? She must write the ads. She may as well move aside and allow the Post to resume its usual slouching, monocultural in-bred-edness. Irritants are only welcome if you're an oyster.
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