Unbiased reporting seems still to be a mysterious concept to Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin.
In Eilperin‘s coverage of today’s withdrawal of the ozone rule by the Obama administration, the only quote she managed to produce for the first (10:40am) published version of her article was the following:
“It’s unfortunate that the administration is siding with big oil over the health of children, seniors, and the infirm,” said Daniel J. Weiss of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.
The Center of American Progress, of course, is where Eilperin’s husband (Andrew Light) works with the quoted-Weiss on climate issues. It must have been a tough quote to get.
While Eilperin did add other quotes for the 12:40pm version of her article, she continues to omit disclosing that her husband is a colleague of Weiss. Also, Eilperin apparently made no effort to balance Weiss’ comment with an opposing view on the underlying public health issues.