By Arthur Alpert
I’ve often written about the Journal’s habit of publishing mild “liberal” opinions from national commentators (e.g., E. J. Dionne Jr., Eugene Robinson) on its Op Ed pages.
Stronger pro-middle class statements rarely make the paper.
And I’ve pointed to Journal editors’ proclivity for topping those liberal Op Ed columns with dull, senseless, contradictory, even argumentative headlines.
Recently, on Feb. 16, I suggested it is Journal policy to downplay intra-GOP combat between traditional conservatives and the Tea Party.
With that as preface, I want to alert you to an E.J. Dionne Jr. column published in the Washington Post Monday. Feb. 21.
It’s one the Journal opted not to reprint.
Was that because Dionne’s piece was uncharacteristically tough? Or, was the subject matter problematic?
The Post headline was:
“The Tea Party is winning”.
You tell me.