Pete Tucker keeps track of the Washington Post’s negative coverage of Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, who is running against Republican Governor Larry Hogan. See here for his earlier story on this matter. The Post slants its headlines, as you will see, to put Jealous in a bad light and to insulate Hogan from Association with Trump. Jealous, a former leader of the NAACP, is a genuine progressive. The Post doesn’t like that. After the recent primaries, the Post hailed Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, the neoliberal who curtailed public sector pensions, as a real Reformer. Does the Post have a vested interest in the status quo?
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