The WaPo's statement drips with condescension:
My italics. But Hiatt will publish op-eds peddling dishonest partial numbers to buttress Ahmadinejad, because that's what the neocons wanted. On Monday, at least. Froomkin has been a hero in exposing the torture regime of Bush and Cheney. He has also criticized Obama as this blog has done as well. Benen:
Froomkin was one of the media's most important critics of the Bush White House, and conservative bashing notwithstanding, was poised to be just as valuable holding the Obama White House accountable for its decisions.
Maybe the quality of his free-lancing was showing up the hackneyed AIPAC boilerplate they publish every day on their op-ed page. Greenwald asks, understandably:
And then the shoe drops:
Exposing the torture-monger Krauthammer would almost certainly have enraged Hiatt. They look after their own the neocons.