The Washington Post on Monday compiled a series of figures showing that Koch Industries is not the largest holder of mineral leases in Canada’s “oil sands,” contradicting prior reporting by the paper.
A pair of congressional Democrats are hyping debunked reporting on Koch Industries in an effort to tie them to the Keystone XL pipeline, leading a prominent conservative blogger to suggest coordination between the Washington Post and Democratic lawmakers.
The Washington Post responded to heated criticism of a story on Koch Industries and the Keystone Pipeline on Friday, noting that it pointed out how frivolous the allegations of Koch critics were in a piece extensively detailing those allegations.
My must read of the day is “Many remain locked out of federal health-care Web site” in the Washington Post.
The former Washington Post ombudsman who called on the paper to fire conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin on Thursday wrote an obsequious apology to Rubin after making similar comments in 2011.
The day after Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, one of the paper’s columnists, Eugene Robinson, appeared on “Morning Joe.” Robinson is a reliable voice for conventional liberal opinion, and on this particular day, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, conventional liberal opinion held that Bezos’ purchase of the Post for $250 million was an act of bravery and humanity comparable to the Marshall Plan.