Howie’s Monday Chat: You Could Set Your Watch By It

Howard Kurtz dependably held his weekly chat over at post.com today, where he covered such topics as Katie Couric, Stephen Hadley’s leaked memo, and placement of news stories within the Post. An excerpt:

    Crofton, Md.: Who decides the placement of news stories in the A section of The Post? I ask this because whenever I see mention of Walter Pincus, I remember that a lot of his articles discussing concerns about the Iraq War hardly ever made it to the front page during the runup to the War. And, although I like Dana Milbank’s wit, I can think of better subject matter for A2.

    Howard Kurtz: Editor Len Downie, or if he’s not around, Managing Editor Phil Bennett. Other top editors push for stories they like but don’t make the final call.

Read the rest here.