Now the Washington Times makes stuff up

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Following Matt Drudge's lead, the GOP Times claims that in her Sunday column, Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell conceded the Post had been "bias" in favor of Barack Obama in its campaign coverage.

As we already noted, what Howell did was tally up the raw numbers from the campaign and found that, to a very small degree, the Post during the general election ran more Obama articles and photos than McCain. Howell though, made no conclusions about the contents of the articles or whether the Post was "bias" toward Obama and was unfair to McCain.

The ongoing spin is all part of the conservative effort to blame the press for McCain's loss. What conservatives always fail to mention in their dissection of the press coverage is that was conservative columnists who often led the charge in harshly criticizing the McCain/Palin ticket. But that part doesn't fit into the GOP talking point about an unfair liberal media, so it's always left out of the discussion.

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