How, I wondered, could I get it so wrong, sending an email to an ombudsman who had left the Post? Indeed, if I had just read his last column Can The Post regain its legacy of excellence? I’d have seen him saying it was his swan song.
But in fact, the reason I got it wrong is … I relied on the Washington Post. On the Opinions page, the sidebar reads as follows:
There’s a moral there somewhere, and I’m sure Brad DeLong knows what it is.
Update: Hey, guess what — according to a Feb. 23 item on WashPost PR: a tumblelog,
The Washington Post today announced that Patrick Pexton will become the news organization’s ombudsman. Formerly deputy editor for National Journal, Pexton’s two-year term with The Post begins March 1.
Maybe someone should tell the Washington Post?