Thursday, April 12, 2007

WaPo Editorial Page Still Playing Politics

     We have so much new un-ethical things to look at this evening that I do not even know where to start! All may not be quite un-ethical but hiding in the Bush Crime Family shadows is close enough.

   I am referring to Liz Cheney and The Washington Post slamming Nancy Pelosi in an op-ed piece that Cheney submitted today. For those of you who may not be aware of it, Liz Cheney is the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, and she should have been identified as such by the Post.

   The Washington Post has been a non-stop supporter of the Bush/Cheney regime when it comes to the war in Iraq, mainly in the editorial page, so this is no shock but it is quit questionable.

   Talking Points Memo points out that this op-ed piece is similar to  one submitted by Dick Cheney himself.

    Of course Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor sees nothing wrong with the omission.

   TPM email the following question to Mr. Hiatt:

Given that Vice President Dick Cheney has been one of the leading critics of Pelosi on a variety of fronts, and given that Mr. Cheney's administration is in the midst of an extremely high-stakes political battle with Pelosi over the future of Iraq, what is the justification for not identifying Ms. Cheney as the Veep's daughter?

   And Hiatt's response:

We published Liz Cheney's piece based on her qualifications as a former high-ranking State Dept. official with oversight of Near Eastern Affairs. I don't believe qualified professional women need to be identified by their husbands or fathers, even when well-known.

   A conflict of interest never occurred to Mr. Hiatt, I guess.

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