I Think His Feelings Are Hurt

You can’t say it enough: liberals feel and conservatives think.

Take, for instance, this open letter from a Washington Post employee to Washington Post owner Jeff Bezzos. The letter is from someone who is feeling a bit angry and disoriented after his paper was sold to this new guy.

He lays out the feel, versus think, situation rather clearly:


“Have Fred Hiatt, your editorial page editor—who I like, admire, and respect—fire opinion blogger Jennifer Rubin. Not because she’s conservative, but because she’s just plain bad. She doesn’t travel within a hundred miles of Post standards. She parrots and peddles every silly right-wing theory to come down the pike in transparent attempts to get Web hits. Her analysis of the conservative movement, which is a worthwhile and important beat that the Post should treat more seriously on its national pages, is shallow and predictable. Her columns, at best, are political pornography; they get a quick but sure rise out of the right, but you feel bad afterward. …


Rubin was the No. 1 source of complaint mail about any single Post staffer while I was ombudsman, and I’m leaving out the organized email campaigns against her by leftie groups like Media Matters. Thinking conservatives didn’t like her, thinking moderates didn’t like her, government workers who knew her arguments to be unfair didn’t like her. Dump her like a dull tome on the Amazon Bargain Books page.”


Nothing like a liberal making the case for liberal feelings vs. conservative analysis and thinking.

Backstabbing must feel good as well to a liberal.

Nice open letter.

Good to see the Washington Post is headed in the right direction.