Aug
01
2011

To Post Ombud, Critics of 'Muslims Did It' Blogger Are the Real Monsters

Washington Post ombud Patrick Pexton weighed in yesterday (7/31/11) on the criticisms of right-wing Post blogger Jennifer Rubin. She was among a handful of media personalities who declared the Norway terror attacks to be the work of Muslim jihadists. As she put it (7/22/11): "In all likelihood the attack was launched by part of the jihadist hydra…. As the attack in Oslo reminds us, there are plenty of Al-Qaeda allies still operating." This would seem to be an easy call for an ombud–news outlets should try to shy away from baseless, bigoted speculation. But that's not Pexton's point; right from […]