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  •  LATimes maybe, WaPo never (3.50)
    The WaPo's foreign coverage has been decent. Its domestic political coverage is atrocious....I am increasingly impressed with the LATimes, as well as anything produced by Knight-Ridder's Washington Bureau. I encourage all to visit its site They have done great stuff on Iraq, as has been noted here time and time again...
    •  Oh I agree... (none)
      But they surely outshone the NYT on the wa(editorial/Donald Grahm not iwthstanding) and yes lousy on the races and the domestic end....  And Knight Ridder always excellent.  Perry at the LAT was heavily pro military but his reporting from Fallujah was excellent, as one example.

      The LAT has been working very hard for a couple of years, I like what I see happening there...

      I guess we have Gen. Boykin Rules of Engagement: our god is bigger.

      by Marisacat on Tue May 25, 2004 at 08:56:00 PM PDT

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      •  Not always excellent (none)
        Knight-Ridder hired a terrible whore--Reyerson--to run the San Jose Mercury News.

        They gutted that paper and let it be run by a total hack.  In a very, very Democratic county/area.

        Stupid.  It's a worthless rag.  Why they think that would sell here I have no idea.  It doesn't even make good business sense.

        "Just because we were whipped a thousand years ago is no reason to stop trying now." --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

        by paradox on Wed May 26, 2004 at 05:26:10 AM PDT

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    •  Agree about domestic, but I think ... (none) under-rate the WaPo foreign coverage, which has been more than decent and, at times, quite excellent. Absolutely agree about quality of KR, but there's not much of it.

      "Grab whom you must. Do what you want."

      by Meteor Blades on Tue May 25, 2004 at 09:55:27 PM PDT

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    •  Keep an eye on USA Today. (none)
      John Seigenthaler (father to the one who does magazine shows) picked the new editor by hand.  Siegenthaler had some whore years, when he was very much in the USA Today / Gannett power structure, but I've heard him talk lately, and he is increasingly harkening back to the Siegenthaler who worked for John Kennedy and who went down to Montgomery, Alabama during the bus boycott at Kennedy's behest and got his ass kicked by a bunch of crackers.  He's getting older and he seems to be regaining his sense of responsibility.  Anyway - the guy he picked has been an academic at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center for the last 8 years, and he bears watching.

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