WaPo Heathers Attack The Amazin' Froomkin
Via Digby, who I've been neglecting to read recently:
Some Post reporters don't appreciate that links are put on the Web site to what bloggers are saying about this or that story -- especially when the bloggers are highly negative.
The solution? Humiliate him and attach a fair-and-balanced minder to him.
[Washington Post News Interactive Executive Director Jim Brady] is considering changing the column title and supplementing it with a conservative blogger.
The fake-ass excuse?
some readers do think Froomkin is a White House reporter.
Look, there are stupid people everywhere. Some people think Bill O'Falafel is a journalist. So what?
Froomkin has never pretended to be someone with direct access to the White House. His column is ABOUT the White House. Only a complete moron would fail to tell the difference after reading one of his column.
Sure, it's not like sending the Squadristi to Froomkin's office to administer a Ricin Oil aperitif. But the intent is the same: "We don't like what you're saying about Benito, watch your step".
The poor fools at WaPo.com left comments open to one of the articles. Give them a piece of your mind if you're inclined.