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Ombudsman Blog: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

When Should the Press Disclose National Security Secrets?

My Sunday column takes a look at those situations where Post editors agreed to a request to keep information out of the paper. It doesn’t happen often. But there are rare instances when stories are killed, delayed or altered. And...

By Andy Alexander  | May 29, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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How to End Those White House Backgrounders

Post media writer Howard Kurtz had a good piece today about those insidious “senior administration official” background briefings that the Obama White House has been employing, despite the president’s pledge to be more transparent. Obama's is just the latest administration...

By Andy Alexander  | May 27, 2009; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Story Behind the Brooksley Born Story (and Other Gems)

Today’s Post contained several gems. It’s hard to not be moved by the poignant photo (on today's front page and 11th in this gallery) of the mother and 8-year-old daughter of Air Force Capt. Todd R. Bracey touching his gravestone...

By Andy Alexander  | May 26, 2009; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Can a Conservative Christian Setting Have Style and Culture?

Diving into the recent Post travel story touting Lynchburg, Va., as “the perfect place to get away for a long weekend,” a reader from Charlottesville said she was stopped cold by the second paragraph. What makes Lynchburg "so wonderful,” the...

By Andy Alexander  | May 26, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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