An eagle-eyed reader brings to our attention some missteps in the Observer’s recent profile of Katharine Weymouth.
Misspelling Katharine Graham (“Unlike her grandmother, Katherine Graham, … “)
“Katharine Weymouth, the most powerful person at The Washington Post”…You mean more powerful than Don Graham?
Len Downie did not take the buyout… (“Those who took them included superstars like its longtime editor Len Downie…”)
And why no mention of Don Graham here? “It was her familyâ€”chiefly, Phil Graham, her grandfather, and later his wife, Katharine, who made The Washington Post a quality newspaper. For the past half century, they have molded and shaped it. It was they who brought the paper public; they who established its national and international profile.”
Re: this…”Unlike her grandmother, Katherine Graham, she did not set aside her wifely duties to take on the intimidating business of running a newspaper…” Um, Katharine Graham was a widow…