Steps Forward

Credit to David Ignatius and John Harris of the Washington Post for admitting mistakes and rededicating themselves to truthtelling.

Ignatius admitted:

In a column last week, I praised Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel for his prescient early warnings about the risks of U.S. involvement in Iraq. Some readers complained that for all his prescience, Hagel still voted to support the war, and that I was ignoring the many Democrats who were similarly wary of Iraq -- and who voted against war funding. These readers are right. Hagel took political risks expressing his concerns back in 2003, but so did Democrats who voted against the Iraq mission despite a vitriolic barrage from the administration.

I have been very hard on Mr. Ignatius. Fairness requires we acknowledge and thank Ignatius for this correction.

Similarly, and more importantly, John Harris accepts some critiques that have been levelled at the Media:

In my experience, the vast majority of political reporters approach ideological questions with what you might call centrist bias. . . . It took me a while to realize how this instinct for rationalist, difference-splitting politics can itself be a form of bias. . . Who needs a bunch of reporters popping off with their views? It is hard enough—and honorable enough—to aim to report and analyze politics fairly and with a disciplined effort to transcend bias. That is what we will do in this new venture.

Good for you and your new venture Mr. Harris. Credit to you for acknowledging mistakes. I look forward to seeing your future work.

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    by scarshapedstar on Wed Dec 06, 2006 at 02:59:01 PM EST
    Centrist bias, schmentrist bias. Baby-splitting is the greatest truth-seeking process the world has ever seen. Whenever I come to an intersection, and I'm unsure whether I'm supposed to turn left or right, I simply glance down both streets and conclude that the best choice must be to go straight, even if that means driving through a drugstore window.

    you'll pardon me if i don't join you (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Wed Dec 06, 2006 at 11:06:22 PM EST
    in applauding them, for "recognizing" that which anyone rational person, with only half a brain functioning, saw long ago.

    note that mr. ignatius conveniently ignored one person in particular, in his rush to pat some dems on the head: al gore

    mr. gore, who mr. ignatius, along with his entire MSM cohort, railed against in the 2000 election, has been proven right on everything: the environment, iraq, etc. and yet, mr. ignatius, along with the idiot horde, can't bring himself to admit, in public, that he was a moron and liar during the 2000 election, with respect to mr. gore.

    until he does so, he's just another overpaid, bloviating gasbag.

    as for mr. harris, who cares? that's nice of him to say that, but until he starts naming names, and calling people (his colleagues, and those that pay them) out, in public, it means nothing.