*Of course, Forbes should be far more embarrassed, having initiated the stupidity in 2009, but if Forbes jumped off a bridge, one would hope that the Post wouldn't follow.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Bad Editorial Decision
The Washington Post should be mildly embarrassed for referring to Chapo Guzmán as "a billionaire cartel boss".* It is famously difficult to prove a negative, but there is no credible evidence whatsoever of said status (at the very least, none in public), and one of his closest confidants recently said that the designation was "nonsense". In allowing the description to slip out, the Post makes its readers less enlightened, which is to say, it does precisely the opposite of what a newspaper should.