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Washington Post managing editor claims objectivity, tweets bias

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

The Washington Post’s managing editor, Raju Narisetti, opened his Twitter account on Monday morning with an anti-Defense Department, pro-Education Department tweet.

“Thought encounter of the day: ‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’” Narisetti tweeted.

The Post newsroom boss absolves any comments he makes that would question his self-proclaimed objectivity by issuing a disclaimer at the top of his Twitter account, in which he describes himself as “Managing Editor, The Washington Post.”

“Any perceived opinions are accidental and links are not endorsements,” Narisetti describes himself as in his Twitter account. “I am never speaking for The Post.”

Neither Narisetti nor Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton responded to The Daily Caller’s requests for comment.

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  • jjsmithers

    This is not even an original thought, of course…

    “It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers. ~Author unknown, quoted in You Said a Mouthful edited by Ronald D. Fuchs”

    So, this chowderhead from WaPo sends out a tweet as though it is his own clever thought ? It has been around for a long time, and there is one company (at least) that has sold it as a bumper sticker for quite a few years.

  • cfarer

    What a clown. Like his friends on “journo-list” I’m sure he thought he was speaking privately.

  • ladylove

    his name says it all, and then some.

  • flips

    Or perhaps he has children in public schools and is dismayed by the amount of money we waste on the military. This is a very fair critique of our bloated government.

    • SargeH

      An exec for the Washington Post has kids in a public school? You have to be kidding.

    • Iowa48

      Apparently you and Mr. Narisetti went to the same public school which failed to teach basic math skills as well as failing to impart critical thinking skills. Not only is his tweet stale and banal and a ripoff of a moldy old bumbper sticker, it is thoroughly disingenuous. Over the last 20 years the amount spent per pupil per year has risen to around $10K to $12K. Out here it’s about $12K, or $300K per year for a classroom with 25 pupils. With pay and benefits at around $100K for the teacher, the remaining $200K goes to support a bloated and inefficient bureaucracy. Combined, this increase to $300K in funding is wasted down a rathole as evidenced by the steady decline in student performance over those same years. Why is it that teachers in Milwaukie are paid $100K, yet only 1/3 of the 8th grade students are able to read at their grade level? The $77Billion wasted on the Dept. of Education would be much better spent on the Department of Defense to increase the strength of our armed forces. At least in the armed forces our students will finally be educated in skills, discipline, and critical thinking. And once they get out they will be able to lead productive and rewarding lives that contribute to our scoiety, as opposed to the dim prospects for tools like you and Mr. Narisetti. (I apologize if the simple math was too complex for you. I know it obviously is to much for Narisetti)

    • jdkchem

      Public education is the domain of the states not the federal government. Typical that cowardly gutless scumbag libturds spew ignorant comments about bloated government waste yet have no problem with flushing more money down the public school sewer. The problem with public schools are feel-good f-ups like you not the amount of money wasted on public education.

  • SargeH

    Managing editor of one of the nation’s largest and most “influential” newspapers and all he could come up with was this hackneyed cliche:

    “Thought encounter of the day: ‘Would be good if our schools are fully funded and DoD has to hold a bake sale to buy its next fighter jet,’” Narisetti tweeted.

    Real insightful, M.E. —- NOT!!!

  • Tex Expatriate

    Sorry, Raju:

    “Any perceived opinions are accidental and links are not endorsements, I am never speaking for The Post.”

    You are always speaking for the Post. All of you who work there are the Post. No man of honor would work for a paper or media counter to his own convictions.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/09/washington-post-managing-editor-claims-objectivity-tweets-bias/#ixzz1LsGeRF49