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PostWatch: An irregular correction to the Washington Post

Brought to you by Christopher Rake


Tuesday, October 29, 2002
9:38 PM

Eleven-Day Empire compares candidate profiles of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Bob Ehrlich.

11-day's James DiBenedetto described the story on Townsend as a "fawning puff piece" and gives half-credit to the Post for what he sees as a half-hearted effort. His comparison of the two ledes is worthy of The Onion, except it's for real:

While the Kennedy! piece opens with this sentence:

She always wanted to do what was right.

Ehrlich's bio begins with a description of the exclusive (read: elitist, plutocratic, rich, white) of the country club where Ehrlich is found hosting a campaign event:

Hounds are baying in the twilight. A chestnut mare gleams in a paddock. In a verdant valley in northern Baltimore County, a gubernatorial contender is being feted at Maryland's oldest fox hunting club, the Green Spring Valley Hounds. The sign at the end of the unpaved lane leading to this rarefied enclave is so discreet it is marked with initials -- "GSV" -- because if you have to ask how to get here, you don't belong....

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