While I was looking around for editorials by paid-for-player David Keene of the American Conservative Union, I stumbled upon this remarkable piece by Ronald Kessler about how great the Washington Post has become:
The Washington Post gave equal display to stories on the dueling national security speeches of President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney. The New York Times relegated the story about Cheney’s speech to a brief article on page A15. The Washington Post reported that CIA records show the agency briefed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on enhanced interrogation techniques in September 2002; the New York Times initially ignored the story.
(New publisher) Weymouth has a self-deprecating manner and a handshake like a Marine. Understandably, she has not said anything publicly about a change in approach. But privately, editors say the tone has changed since she and her pick as editor took over.
The Washington Post and Fox News show that if journalists put out an honest product that engenders trust, the public will buy it.
It’s my sense that the editorial page of the Post has certainly moved farther and farther right, but I don’t know if that can be attributed at all to the new management.