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(3,343 posts)
Thu Jan 28, 2016, 10:58 AM Jan 2016

Who's on the WP Editorial Board?

After two scathing editorials about Bernie maybe it's time we figure exactly who these people are.


Here you go:

Fred Hiatt

Several media commentators have expressed the view that The Post's editorial position under Hiatt has moved towards a neoconservative position on foreign policy issues. Human rights attorney Scott Horton in a blog post for Harper's Magazine, writes that Hiatt has presided over a "clear trend" towards neoconservative columnists.[18] Jamison Foser, a senior fellow at the progressive media watchdog group Media Matters for America, has said that The Post's editorial stance under Hiatt is now neoconservative on foreign affairs and is no longer liberal on many domestic issues.[19] News anchor and political commentator Chris Matthews stated on his program Hardball that The Post is "not the liberal newspaper it was", but has become a "neocon newspaper".[20]


Jackson Diehl

As an editor and columnist, Diehl advocated the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the Post's early tenor of approval for the war has been attributed to his influence.


Jo-Ann Armao

“Will you ever run for president again? Yes or no,” Curry asked.

“No,” said Clinton, according to the account by the Post’s Anne E. Kornblut.

Part of the excitement of last year’s presidential contest was the possibility of a woman being elected president. I suspect that women like me -- baby boomers approaching 60 -- felt it more keenly; it was something we wished for but never really saw as doable. Clinton -- who has made a career out of confounding expectations (as evidenced by the litany of the positions she has held) -- changed all that. It was easy to imagine her president; if you've any doubt, just ask her enemies.


Jonathan Capehart

Regularly works with the Center for American Progress, which was founded by Clinton's campaign chairman. Also was a speechwriter for Michael Bloomberg.

Charles Lane

Has a history of trashing Bernie:


Stephen Stromberg

Has a long history of trying to defend Wall St:



I'd like to congratulate Bernie on not getting those people's praise.

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Who's on the WP Editorial Board? (Original Post) EdwardBernays Jan 2016 OP
Kudos. I knew WAPO has been RW for a while, but I never broke it down. Also merrily Jan 2016 #1
Don forget EdwardBernays Jan 2016 #4
I looked at what they wrote in depth last night and it was Jarqui Jan 2016 #2
Excellent research, that explains everything. Thank you. beam me up scottie Jan 2016 #3
A testament to corporatized media wanting to pay back the Clinton family for Telecom Act... cascadiance Jan 2016 #5
Thanks for the head's up. This is so typical. closeupready Jan 2016 #6
Neocons. TwilightGardener Jan 2016 #7
To paraphrase Indiana Jones EdwardBernays Jan 2016 #8


(45,251 posts)
1. Kudos. I knew WAPO has been RW for a while, but I never broke it down. Also
Thu Jan 28, 2016, 11:05 AM
Jan 2016
In 2013, longtime owners the Graham family sold the newspaper to Jeff Bezos for US$250 million in cash.[1][2][9] The newspaper is owned by Nash Holdings LLC, a holding company Bezos created for the acquisition.



(3,343 posts)
4. Don forget
Thu Jan 28, 2016, 11:18 AM
Jan 2016

While SOS Clinton was in charge of choosing Jeff's Kindle as part of some global education Yada Yada... The contract was worth over 15m.



(19,537 posts)
5. A testament to corporatized media wanting to pay back the Clinton family for Telecom Act...
Thu Jan 28, 2016, 11:23 AM
Jan 2016

... that Bill Clinton signed in to law under his watch that helped give us a BOUGHT media run by only a few large companies instead of the diverse "free press" that our founding fathers wanted in our constitution.

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