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Omblog: February, 2012

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Reader Meter: Who really invented e-mail?

In his Friday Reader Meter, the Post ombudsman looks at reader outrage at a story that Innovations editor Emi Kolawole wrote about a man honored by the Smithsonian for inventing “e-mail.”

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  08:24 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Science, The Washington Post

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 09:27 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Post Roast: The cheek squeeze that roiled the world

Ombudsman takes on a racy Valentine’s Day photo that evoked reader protests.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  09:27 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

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 06:39 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Obama the most polarizing president? Maybe not.

Complaints that the headline on a blog post was inaccurate.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  06:39 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Bipartisanship, polling, Congress, White Hosue

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Polygamists and Scientologists in The Post

Readers didn’t like advertisements in The Post from convicted polygamist Warren Jeffs, of the Fundamenatlist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and from the Church of Scientology.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  05:36 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Religion


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