Monday, August 15, 2005

WaPo Drops Out of Pentagon War Rally

Late Monday, The Washington Post announced it was backing out of its co-sponsorship of the Pentagon's 9/11 Freedom Walk.

"As it appears that this event could become politicized, the Post has decided to honor the Washington area victims of 9/11 by making a contribution directly to the Pentagon Memorial Fund," said spokesman Eric Grant, who almost certainly enjoyed Monday less than you did. "It is the Post's practice to avoid activities that might lead readers to question the objectivity of the Post's news coverage."

While I'll continue to question the "objectivity" of the Post's news coverage simply because there's no such thing as objective news coverage, they deserve credit for coming around. The donation to the Pentagon Memorial Fund was a nice touch, too.

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