Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Good News
This is good news:
Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.: "In our news gathering, we seek to be strictly nonpartisan and nonideological. We're human beings, we make mistakes, but we do not set out to be, nor do I think we are, liberal. And judging from my e-mail traffic in recent years, the left is much more critical, and much more angrily critical, of our coverage than the right has been." - February 22, 2007
Damned straight.

For years the right screamed their heads off while the left rolled their eyes (but did nothing) at the nuttiness. And while rolling their eyes at the patently obvious stupidity of the rightwing whining, the media began tilting to the right because of the pressure. So perhaps this kind of feedback from Downie suggests that the efforts in the past few years to counterbalance the right are having an effect.