WaPo’s Self-Serving, Bank-Friendly Article About 50-State AG Investigation

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 5:35 am

Here I was, all set to settle in with a recap of yesterday’s important Senate Banking Committee hearing on foreclosure fraud, which turned the issue from a backwater discussed on blogs into something the chair of the committee called a crisis requiring the Financial Stability Oversight Council to immediately deal with, given the systemic risk [...]

WaPo Constructs Morality Play of Homeowners, Instead of Mortgage Lenders

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 8:00 am

Brady Dennis of the Washington Post brings up the spectre of moral hazard on the part of homeowners, who may not pay for their loans if they see the turmoil in the housing market and the inability of servicers to foreclose. This is one of the unintended consequences of the spreading foreclosure freeze. Although there [...]

WaPo Offers Correction To Fiscal Times Story; Ombudsman Investigating Relationship

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 8:06 am

The New York Times has picked up the continuing story over the Washington Post/Fiscal Times content sharing agreement, and the subsequent controversy: Facing criticism for publishing the work of a start-up news organization, The Washington Post said Tuesday that it should have disclosed more about the group’s financier and his connections, and the paper’s ombudsman [...]

Policy Experts Seek Meeting With Washington Post Over “Fiscal Times” Deal

By: Tuesday January 5, 2010 7:56 am

Roger Hickey reports on another letter of protest to the Washington Post from policy experts, demanding to meet with the Chairman of the Washington Post Company, Don Graham, about their content-sharing agreement with the “Fiscal Times,” a Pete Peterson-funded organization that is seemingly pressing his deficit-reduction, entitlement-slashing agenda and passing off that opinion as news. [...]

Calls Begin For Washington Post To End Content-Sharing Agreement With Pete Peterson-Funded “Fiscal Times”

By: Saturday January 2, 2010 10:28 am

On the last day of 2009, the Washington Post ran an article titled “Support grows for tackling nation’s debt.” Its premise was that Congress was poised to impanel a budget deficit commission to examine the nation’s long-term debt and provide recommendations, citing analysis from the Concord Coalition and the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform. The [...]

WaPo Offers A Taste Of The AIG Emails

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 12:47 pm

A couple weeks ago, an op-ed in the New York Times called for the release of emails between AIG and their counter-parties, to establish a record of the company, which was at the heart of the financial meltdown on Wall Street. Today, the Washington Post partially abides, by printing an article including many inter-office AIG [...]

Washington Post Op-Ed Page Shreds Remaining Credibility

By: Wednesday December 9, 2009 10:36 am

Not only did the Washington Politico Post clearly link-troll by running a climate-denial op-ed from Sarah Palin (I’m not taking the bait) based on one of her previous Facebook posts, but they touted it with blast emails and put “science” in scare quotes in their promotion. The fact that Palin’s op-ed is full of untruths, [...]

Detainees At Black Jails In Afghanistan Allege Abuse

By: Sunday November 29, 2009 10:39 am

A pair of front-page stories from the Washington Post and the New York Times allege detainee abuse at a “black jail” in the Bagram prison complex in Afghanistan. The prisoners interviewed in the Times piece do not go further than sleep deprivation, while acknowledging that detainees at the black jail do not have access to [...]

VA-Gov: WaPo Endorses Creigh Deeds For His Transportation Policy

By: Saturday October 17, 2009 5:08 pm

During the Virginia Democratic primary for Governor, Creigh Deeds’ campaign didn’t take off until he secured the endorsement of the Washington Post, which is read in the Northern Virginia suburbs. Today he received the endorsement in the general election, which could inspire the same kind of resurgence to his campaign, which is currently behind Republican [...]

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