Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Will Washington Post Give Father Equal Time?

The Washington Post is usually seen as a liberal newspaper.

The Post is generally seen as being politically liberal, particularly on its opinion pages.

They published a story yesterday from one father of a son who was killed in Iraq. The story was ‘A Life Wasted.’ Crazy Politico’s Rantings has a story written from another father whose son was also killed in the war. But, his views on war are completely different than those of the man quoted in the Washington Post. The question is now, will the Post print this story, which has been sent to them, for equal representation? We’ll wait and see.

MacsMind is also asking the question, "Will the Washington Post give equal time?" MacRanger has some good links in his post to others who have lost a child in the Iraqi war.

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Crazy Politico said...

Thank you.

Xanthippas said...

I don't really understand this call to give "equal time" to a father who supports the war. There are countless stories, interviews, etc., concerning families who lost loved ones in the war who whole-heartedly support the war. In fact, my impression from the media is that is the majority viewpoint among families of soldiers killed or wounded in Iraq. It seems to me like this leter the Post published represents the minority viewpoint, and even publishing it in a forum such as the Post doesn't begin to "balance" the two sides.

Crazy Politico said...

As a followup, the Post has not responded to Mr. Stokely's request, even in a negative way as of this afternoon.

Barbara said...

Xanthippas, I think the point is, if the Post is going to post one about someone who is against the war, then why not post the letter from a father with a son who was killed in the war, but both support it? I'm sure there are many family members of lossed soldiers who support the war, but perhaps they don't want to write about it. But, this man felt compelled to write.

Barbara said...

I don't really think the Post will answer Mr. Stokely's letter, nor will they post it in the newspaper. If they do, it will be a surprise to me.