Omblog: Election 2012


Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Third-party debate ignored by Post

Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Justice party standard bearers debate on U Street, but The Post wasn’t there.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  06:57 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, D.C., The Washington Post

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Mitt Romney bullying story holds up to scrutiny

OMBUDSMAN | I think biographical stories on presidential candidates are fair game even if controversial incidents contained in them are far in the past.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012: Media, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Reader Meter: Sports and spoons spark complaints

Readers weigh in on whether sports stories belong on Page 1 and The Post’s fact-checking standards.

By Alison Coglianese  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, media, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Reader Meter: Bureaucrats and the ‘Buffett rule’

Readers tell the ombudsman that they’re upset about the GSA scandal and that President Obama is going too far with the “Buffett rule” on income taxes.

By Alison Coglianese  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, election 2012, taxes

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Reader Meter: Obama’s contraception rule right here in D.C.

The Post lacks news stories on how the rule could affect employees of local Catholic institutions.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  06:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Election 2012

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Reader Meter: Throwing stones at granite story

Ombudsman defends the placement on the front page of a lifestyle story on kitchen countertops.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  07:35 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Election 2012

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Reader Meter: Was Obama really ‘testy’ with Brewer?

Readers did not like The Post’s story on the tarmac tiff in Phoenix between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, immigration