The Washington Post Says It has an Ombudsman

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:


Andrew Alexander serves as The Post’s internal critic and reader representative. Read his blog and his latest column. Or e-mail him.

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?

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2 Responses to The Washington Post Says It has an Ombudsman

  1. bushworstpresidentever says:

    The real question is, why would you be reading the Kaplan Daily in the first place? Katherine Graham and Ben Bradlee would be embarrassed about what the Washington Post has become. And surely you would be more aware of that than the average reader, given its past history with your brother.

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