by Doug Book, staff writer
Recent weeks have seen ombudsmen at both the New York Times and the Washington Post defend their respective newspapers from charges of journalistic bias and a deep-seated, enduring slant to the political left. Defined as “trusted [intermediaries] between…an organization and some…external constituency,” it is the job of New York Times ombudsman Arthur Brisbane and the Post’s Patrick Pexton to represent “the broad scope of constituent interests” by seeking to present readers with facts and straightforward, impartial reporting. (1)
Of course anyone with a sense of humor—or any sense at all—will get a real kick out of claims of straightforward and impartial reporting by the Times or the Post. But that is exactly what these embattled colleagues have done in their attempts to defend recent articles responsible for more than the usual show of outrage from the reading public.
On May 10th the Post printed a story of Mitt Romney’s 1965 … Continue Reading:The New York Times isn’t liberal and the Washington Post isn’t biased
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report outlines a serious problem in the career education industry: in some cases they have become nothing more than sophisticated scams designed to feed off of the dreams of desperate people.
Further examination reveals at least one of the schools targeted by the investigation is owned by the Washington Post. While it is hard to believe since we know the media elite won’t stoop to scamming for survival, the results of the GOA’s undercover look at the “for-profit-college” industry are worth noting.
The GOA investigation focused on a sample of for-profit colleges which are generally career training schools and often count large numbers of returning adult students among their undergraduate bodies. You’ve seen ads for these mills on late night television. They pitch every career from “Private security” to the “growing field of (whatever they are pushing).
The GOA got involved because almost all of … Continue Reading:Has the Washington Post stooped to feeding off shady federally backed student loans?