Washington Post Company, The
November 2002: "The Washington Post Company is a diversified media and education company whose principal operations include newspaper and magazine publishing, television broadcasting, cable television systems, electronic information services, test preparation, and educational and career services."
July 2009: 'In a sharply worded critique, the ombudsman of The Washington Post wrote on Saturday that the newspaper’s plan to sell interest groups private access to its journalists and to government officials was “an ethical lapse of monumental proportions” and “a lasting stain” on The Post’s reputation.'http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/business/media/12post.html
June 2009: 'But the article of the unsolved slaying in 2006 of Robert Wone, a young lawyer who was found stabbed to death in a luxurious townhouse in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington where a “polyamorous family” of three men lived, was written for The Washington Post’s Web readers only, published on May 31 and June 1.'http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/business/media/22post.html
November 2005: The Washington Post Co. found itself at the center of controversy earlier this year when it agreed to co-sponsor a Sept. 11 memorial event organized by the Department of Defense. Critics said the Freedom Walk would have a pro-war slant and cause readers to question the paper's objectivity -- and called for the company to withdraw its support. A spokesman for The Post pointed out that 'there is a clear separation between the business and news sides of the newspaper.' Nonetheless, the company did withdraw support in mid-August, instead opting to make a contribution to the Pentagon Memorial Fund.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/05/AR2005110500282.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Kaplan Organization Mar 9, 2005 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Newsweek Source Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Slate Source Feb 3, 2005 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Washington Post Newspaper Organization Dec 17, 2005 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Warren E. Buffett Person Feb 15, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Philip Graham Person May 21, 2005
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 04, 2012 Against Enthusiasm: The epidemic of niceness in online book culture.
QUOTE: The problem with Liking is that it’s a critical dead-end, a conversation nonstarter. It’s opinion without evidence—or, really, posture without opinion....A better literary culture would be one that's not so dependent on personal esteem and mutual reinforcement. It would not treat offense or disagreement as toxic.
Slate Jun 26, 2012 How To Make a Viral Hit in Four Easy Steps: Want to know the secret to BuzzFeed’s monster online success? Click here!
QUOTE: Taking other people’s stuff as inspiration is a time-honored practice online. Bloggers do it every day, and most of them acknowledge the original source of whatever they’re writing about....Peretti wasn’t hiding the fact that Shepherd spotted the NedHardy post while making his list. Why not at least link to it?
Slate Apr 28, 2012 Buy Your Own Drone! Now Only $300 Online: We don’t need to imagine the future anymore.... In the dystopian reality of 2012, the drone can ruin your life in ways you never imagined.
QUOTE: independent data suggest that U.S. drones have killed hundreds of women and children. That should be no surprise, since the CIA is using the same forms of intelligence that landed 779 people in Guantánamo Bay, more than 80 percent of whom were subsequently shown not to be terrible terrorists. The intel the agency relies on is purchased by offering bounties to people who would sell their own grandmothers for half the price.
The Daily Beast Nov 08, 2011 Which Way Privacy? The Supreme Court asks whether the government can put a GPS device on your car without a warrant.
QUOTE: The warrant expired after 10 days, but the police nevertheless used the GPS to monitor everywhere he drove, every 10 seconds, for 28 days....Jones tried to have his conviction set aside, arguing that warrantless GPS surveillance violated his Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable government searches and seizures. The government replied that GPS tracking is no different from police observing activity in public spaces and roadways, which is not protected under the Constitution.
Slate Jun 29, 2011 Tom Petty wants Michele Bachmann to quit using his song. Can he make her?
QUOTE: Like thousands of other songs, "American Girl" is distributed by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, meaning that any entity that is licensed with ASCAP can play a song without getting the artist's explicit permission.
Slate Dec 20, 2010 Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Come Back? Congress voted to repeal DADT. Can gay soldiers who were discharged under the old rules re-enlist?
QUOTE: For the past 17 years, service members discharged for homosexual conduct have been permanently barred from the military, even if they swore that their sexual preference had changed. During that time, Congress has considered several bills to repeal DADT, many of which would have explicitly permitted discharged service members to rejoin...the bare-bones legislation that Congress is about to send to the president punts the re-enlistment issue to the Pentagon.
Slate Dec 08, 2010 LAWA Land: The Supreme Court hears about Arizona's other controversial immigration law.
QUOTE: The Supreme Court busies itself today with that law's Mini-Me, the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, which goes much further than federal immigration law in sanctioning state employers who hire illegal workers. Both today's case and the one the court will inevitably hear about SB 1070 test the same general proposition: Does federal immigration law pre-empt—or preclude—the states from passing their own, tougher immigration laws?
Slate Nov 09, 2009 Do We Have a Winner?: How to reform the broken medical malpractice system. (prescriptions)
QUOTE: here's the dilemma: On one hand, doctors believe—despite some evidence to the contrary—that there are too many frivolous lawsuits, and they respond by ordering a lot of unnecessary testing and treatment... On the other hand, patients often get harmed by negligent medical care, and lawsuits are their only way to fight back.
Slate Oct 23, 2009 The Geek Defense: Do criminals with Asperger's syndrome deserve special treatment?
QUOTE: the legal system isn't always consistent in its treatment of criminals with developmental disabilities, and the sentences handed down to autistic defendants can vary widely depending on the court. Asperger's may prove even more challenging than autism, because it lacks the well-defined intellectual deficits that make the latter relatively easy to diagnose. How will a judge determine whether a given diagnosis of Asperger's is scientifically valid, let alone decide how the disorder relates to a particular crime?
Slate Oct 20, 2009 Dead Law Walking: Why are New York cops arresting gay people on charges ruled unconstitutional 26 years ago?
QUOTE: n the 26 years since, on thousands of occasions, the New York Police Department has continued to enforce the defunct law [which made hitting on people in a public place a crime], historically used to target gay people.
Slate Oct 03, 2009 Kitty Stomping is Sick: But are depictions of animal cruelty the legal equivalent of child pornography? The Supreme Court will decide.
QUOTE: If the [Supreme] court reverses the lower court's decision and reinstates the law, images showing the intentional torture or killing of animals would be deemed illegal. But technically, so might depictions of bullfighting in Spain or fishing and hunting out of season.
Newsweek Sep 02, 2009 The Fix Is In: The hidden public-private cartel that sets health care prices.
QUOTE: Fundamentally, the entire payment model of American health care drives medical centers, doctors, and hospital managers to push for more fancy procedures at the expense of primary care doctors.
Slate Aug 25, 2009 Unchain the Office Computers! Why corporate IT should let us browse any way we want.
QUOTE: So why not lock down workplace computers? Here's why: The restrictions infantilize workers—they foster resentment, reduce morale, lock people into inefficient routines, and, worst of all, they kill our incentives to work productively.
Slate Aug 18, 2009 Live From the O.R.: The problems with broadcasting surgeries as they happen.
QUOTE: Combining education with entertainment and patient care with promotion, live telesurgery is a fixture at surgical conferences and marketing campaigns by hospitals and medical device manufacturers
Slate Aug 17, 2009 The Muslim Madrassa Myth: The problem with Arab education goes beyond a few extremist schools.
QUOTE: [Middle Eastern] Government schools that do educate the masses are mind-numbing and anachronistic, utterly useless for helping graduates face global competition. And their failures are far more dangerous.
Newsweek Aug 12, 2009 Can We Stop Saying Retarded Yet?
QUOTE: Yes, it's "intellectually disabled."
Slate Aug 11, 2009 Oldies but Baddies: Can someone be too old for jail? (Explainer)
QUOTE: Can someone be too old for jail?
Slate Aug 01, 2009 Space Junk: Earth is being engulfed in a dense cloud of hazardous debris that won't stop growing.
QUOTE: Experts calculate that debris will now strike one of the 900 active satellites in LEO every two or three years. For the first time, junk is the single biggest risk factor to equipment in some orbits.
Newsweek Jul 23, 2009 Donkey Business: The only zebra in Gaza.
QUOTE: The idea of a zoo creating a fake zebra sounds preposterous, but this is Gaza, which, after two years of an economic blockade, is renowned for recycling, repurposing, and smuggling just about anything that can't be imported legally
Slate Jul 22, 2009 Nobody's Normal Anymore: Should we blame overdiagnosis for rising health costs?
QUOTE: It's tempting to complain that Americans today are wussy hypochondriacs, overmedicated and overtreated for all kinds of imagined disorders. Some of them no doubt are. But, to take my personal experience as an example, many aren't.
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