A feature in the Washington Post takes a swipe at the embattled Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), one of the country’s most well-funded “anti-hate” organizations. The piece highlights the group’s recent “blunders,” including its failed attempt to brand moderate Islam critic Maajid Nawaz and HUD Secretary Ben Carson as “extremists.” The Post, despite its largely left-wing editorial line, admitted that the SPLC’s reputation has taken a hit in recent years thanks to its overzealous adding of conservative groups to its “hate list”:For decades, the hate list was a golden seal of disapproval, considered nonpartisan enough to be heeded by government agencies, police departments, corporations and journalists. But in recent years, as the list has swept up an increasing number of conservative activists — mostly in the anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim categories — those conservatives … [Read more...] about Washington Post Admits SPLC ‘Undermined Credibility’ with ‘Blunders’
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The Washington Post, whose columnist Jamal Khashoggi was reported to have been killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of performing a "diplomatic cleanup operation" for Riyadh. In an editorial headlined "Why is the Trump administration cleaning up Saudi Arabia's mess?" the paper backed calls by UN officials for an independent international commission into the disappearance of the journalist earlier this month, which has tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was sent to Riyadh on Tuesday, according to the administration, to press the Saudi leadership to get to the bottom of the case. But Pompeo, "who smiled broadly as he greeted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, appeared less intent on determining the truth than in helping the de facto Saudi ruler escape from the crisis he triggered," said the Post. "The best metaphor for Mr. Pompeo's diplomacy seemed to be what … [Read more...] about Washington Post accuses Trump of ‘diplomatic cleanup’ over Khashoggi
Zeynep Bilginsoy, Sarah El Deeb and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Updated 5:33 pm CDT, Saturday, October 6, 2018 Holding a picture of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, Tawakkol Karman, of Yemen the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011, talks to members of the media near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old veteran journalist who has lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S. since Prince Mohammed's rise to power, disappeared Oct. 2 while on a visit to the consulate to get paperwork done to be married to his Turkish fiancée. less Holding a picture of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, Tawakkol Karman, of Yemen the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011, talks to members of the media near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Friday, ... more Photo: Emrah Gurel, AP The Saudi Arabia flag flies over the consulate in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. … [Read more...] about Washington Post, citing officials, says Saudi writer dead
Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is taking aim at President Donald Trump’s castigation of the Washington Post and liberal media as a whole, describing his criticism as “dangerous.” Appearing before the Economic Club of Washington on Thursday evening, Bezos warned elected officials that criticizing reporters is an afront to an “essential component of our democracy.”“What the president should say is, ‘This is right. This is good. I am glad I am getting scrutinized,'” Bezos told attendees. “But it’s really dangerous to demonize the media. It’s dangerous to call the media lowlifes. It’s dangerous to say they’re the ‘enemy of the people.'” Bezos, who acquired the Washington Post for $250 million in 2013, vowed to defend the paper’s coverage from President Trump’s criticisms, suggesting its reporting on the administration … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos Rips President Trump over ‘Dangerous’ Attacks on the Washington Post
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