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of The Washington Post's news coverage of events in the Middle East
and, in particular, to draw attention to ethical shortcomings in that
news coverage. The founders and members of Eye On The Post count among
themselves professionals in journalism, media relations, cognitive
bias, statistical analysis, and the historical and political facts
relevant to events in the Middle East. Eye On The Post is nonpartisan, and
its goal is nothing more and nothing less than truthful and fair
reporting on events in the Middle East.
Representatives of The Washington Post have in the past dismissed
criticism of their own inaccurate and unbalanced reporting by
contending that groups leveling that criticism are "biased,"
"misguided" or have their own agenda. Eye On The Post is not insensitive
to efforts to portray its efforts as politically motivated, and we
therefore always strive to be fair in our criticism. Despite those
efforts, we cannot help but conclude time and again that the same level
of sensitivity does not exist on the part of The Washington Post with
regard to the fairness and accuracy of its reporting.
Eye On The Post exists to serve the public interest by continually
challenging the integrity of the paper and by holding it to the same
ethical standards to which it claims to adhere. The founders of this
great nation felt strongly about a free and unfettered press, and the
Constitution does not permit the passage of laws abridging that
freedom. However, the Constitutional shield against the passage of
legislation regulating the press was never intended to shield the press
from the disrespect of its readers earned by irresponsible reporting.
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its readers or, when that's not possible, to make sure that The Post's
shortcomings draw the attention they deserve.
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Washington Post that the paper "frequently failed" to report on the
true intentions of Hamas, and that the paper needed to pay more careful
attention to words in reporting from Associated Press source material.
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