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Washington Post ombudsman defends coverage of March for Life

January 31, 2012

Responding to complaints from pro-life activists, the ombudsman for the Washington Post has examined the paper’s coverage of the March for Life, and found it generally good:

It was evenhanded, unbiased and informative — exactly what Postcoverage of this difficult issue should be.

The ombudsman does allow that the Post coverage should have included photos that showed the enormous crowd of participants at the March. And he faults one reporter for using the term “antiabortion ideology.” But it is the term “ideology,” not the pejorative “antiabortion,” that bothers him.


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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 01, 2012 10:27 AM ET USA

    I think Pexton used this same column last year (or one like it). Unfortunately for him, his readers know bias when we see it, and it has existed on January 22 for decades at the Post. Nice try, Patrick.