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Raging Id: The Post is a Finkel

By on 4.17.06 | 10:26AM

Wlady, I was struck by the same paragraph you were struck by in the David Finkel front page WashPost article about the liberal blogger filled with rage (and with a seriously juvenile vocabulary, juveniles being the only ones unable to express themselves without resorting to vulgarities in every sentence), the paragraph in which FInkel pronounces it "notable" that the "direction" from which the "level of anger" is coming is the Left, which supposedly had previously been "polite" while the "inflammatory rhetoric" came supposedly from the right. Give me a break! This paragraph from Finkel is almost as bad as the story about a decade ago that pronounced the religious right (quoting from memory, so a word or two may be slightly off) "poor, uneducated, and easily led." For any self-respecting mainstream editor -- this is, after all, the front page of the Post, not a Style section piece where opinions sometimes can legitimately sneak into featur-ish stories) -- such paragraphs should sound huge warning bells. That this one slipped through is, again, yet another sign of institutional left-leaning bias in the "mainstream" media that is so pervasive that the reporters and editors can't even recognize that their outrageous biases are indeed matters of opinion as opposed to fact. The Post's ombudsman should "rip new ones" for both Finkel and his editor(s).

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