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2002-10-09

The Washington Post and War: Post Ombudsman Michael Getler & Fair’s Steve Rendall On Coverage of the Anti-War Movement

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Last week Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting issued an action alert documenting the limited coverage of a major anti-war demonstration in London that drew up to 400,000. The demonstration merited only passing mentions in the Washington Post and New York Times, so hundreds of activists contacted the papers to ask about this news judgment. On October 6, Post ombudsman Michael Getler agreed with the activists’ concerns. In his weekly column, Getler wrote, "Whatever one thinks about the wisdom of a new war, once it starts it is too late to air arguments that should have been aired before." Today we talk to Getler and Steve Rendall, senior analyst at FAIR, on coverage of the anti-war movement.

Guests:

  • Steve Rendall, senior analyst at FAIR.
  • Michael Getler, Washington Post ombudsman. E-mail: ombudsman@washpost.com

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