Accuracy in Media

WaPo Ombudsman Confirms Post’s Liberal Bias

The Washington Post ombudsman used his final Sunday column to address reader complaints that the Post is “pro gay,” and in the process confirmed the inherent liberal bias of reporters at the paper. Pexton started off with an email from a reader that accuses the Post of giving pro-family conservatives the “short shrift.” That comment […]

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WaPo’s Ombudsman Calls Paper’s Move to Cut Position “Shortsighted”

Current Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton called the newspaper’s potential elimination of his position “shortsighted.” Pexton, whose contract expires at the end of the month, used his column on Sunday to address the possible end to a 43-year old tradition at the Post: It is possible that I’ll be The Washington Post’s last independent ombudsman and […]

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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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How Our “Gay President” Learned About Sex

Barack Obama is being presented as America’s first gay president by Newsweek, which glorifies his decision to recognize same-sex marriage. The Newsweek cover story will serve a purpose other than generating interest in a magazine that has been losing circulation and advertising revenue if it is viewed as an opportunity to finally discuss the taboo […]

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WaPo Ombudsman Hits Paper for Poor Copy-Editing

Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton took the paper to task for its repeated poor copy-editing, including mistakes in last Sunday’s paper.  Such mistakes have become all too common lately. The article in question was about the new and expensive energy saving light bulbs and referred to the Natural Resources Defense Council as the National Defense Resources Council […]

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New WaPo Ombudsman Likes What He Sees

Patrick Pexton who replaced Andy Alexander as the Washington Post ombudsman penned his first column Friday and started off on a positive note for the newspaper. Pexton  praised the Post’s Egypt coverage and sounded more like another columnist on the op-ed page rather than the critical eye that he is supposed to be. One column […]

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February 2013

2/25/2013 - WaPo Ombudsman Confirms Post’s Liberal Bias

2/19/2013 - WaPo’s Ombudsman Calls Paper’s Move to Cut Position “Shortsighted”

2/12/2013 - Washington Post May Axe Ombudsman

July 2012

7/16/2012 - Washington Post Ombudsman Urges Paper to Distinguish News from Opinion On Front Page

May 2012

5/14/2012 - How Our “Gay President” Learned About Sex

April 2012

4/24/2012 - Washington Post Ombudsman Says Paper Failed Former Blogger

February 2012

2/13/2012 - Washington Post Ombudsman Concerned About the Paper’s Future Amidst Buyouts

October 2011

10/22/2011 - WaPo Ombudsman Hits Paper for Poor Copy-Editing

March 2011

3/8/2011 - New WaPo Ombudsman Likes What He Sees