Accuracy in Media

Washington Post Drops Liberal Columnist Due to Lack of Readers

The Washington Post shocked the liberal world by firing liberal columnist Harold Meyerson—not  over ideology, but because he failed to attract enough readers for the Post to justify his continued employment. Editorial page editor Fred Hiatt explained to Politico the rationale for firing Meyerson: The Post opinion section takes pride in publishing a wide range of views, […]

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Washington Post Announces Rachel Maddow Column

In the first editorial move since Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, the paper announced today that it has hired MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to write a monthly column. Editorial page editor Fred Hiatt made the announcement via a memo to the staff: We are delighted to announce that Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel […]

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Washington Post May Axe Ombudsman

The Washington Post, which was one of the first newspapers in the country to appoint an ombudsman, may eliminate the position when current ombudsman Patrick Pexton’s contract expires on March 1st. Fred Hiatt, the Post’s editorial page editor, told Politico that he isn’t exactly a fan of the ombudsman role. We are committed to maintaining […]

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January 2016

1/4/2016 - Washington Post Drops Liberal Columnist Due to Lack of Readers

1/9/2014 - Washington Post Reader Representative to Depart Early—Paper Seeking Another Shill

December 2013

12/11/2013 - Washington Post Announces Rachel Maddow Column

February 2013

2/12/2013 - Washington Post May Axe Ombudsman