Slate’s Eric Umansky spots some questionable coverage in today’s Washington Post:
The Post’s off-lead tells the story of a GI in Iraq killed in 2004 by what might have been friendly fire from Polish troops, though his family was told otherwise for nearly a year. The WP has documents showing an inquiry into the shooting was stopped short because of, as one officer put it in a report, “the International sensitivity of this investigation.” The Post also notes “those documents were not issued until after Bush was reelected–with the help of a slim margin in [the soldier’s] home state of Ohio.” The soldier’s mother asserts the election had something to do with stonewalling. Does the Post? Really?