Monday, January 23, 2006

Weirdly enough, you CAN do something!

When you see a jaw-dropping lie in the traditional media -- you CAN do something about it. Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell stated in a column published January 15 that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff "had made substantial campaign contributions to both major parties."

A few hundred people commented on a Washington Post blog. The Post was shocked, shocked, shocked by the harsh language some of the posters used so they shut their blog down. The commenters had pointed out that if you tell a lie, that makes you a liar. Ouch! How harsh!

Debbie has since recanted. She admits that Jack Abramoff, Bush Pioneer and contributor of $100s of thousands of dollars to GOP causes and not one penny to Democratic candidates hasn't "made substantial campaign contributions to both major parties." But it took her a whole week and several denials that she'd said any such thing.

Here's what's really brought her around. Google! If you google 'Washington Post', the whole unsavory controversy came up! And that's not what the Washington Post wants you to see when you google their name! So help the Washington Post keep doing the right thing by going to this site or here, Newport, Oregon writer Jane Hamsher's blog firedoglake.


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