After countless front page Washington Post stories overplaying Sen. Allen's "Macaca" remark, and extensive coverage of charges against Allen, obviously orchestrated by Professor Sabato (who seems to have retreated from claims suggesting he had personal knowledge of Allen's racism), a story has emerged about Webb's racism which is more direct and damning.
The effort to tar Allen has backfired. A recent survey shows his appeal has strengthened among Virginia voters.
Today with no recognition of its role in diverting the voters from the issues to a sideshow of Post megaphoned charges against Allen, the paper shamelessly, editorializes:
We hope the present discussion won't drown out a broader debate about what each candidate would seek to accomplish as a senator.
My husband, an ardent sports fan, loves the sports page so we continue to subscribe, but I'd gladly pay the same price for the sports section and simply skip the DNC broadsheet which fairly describes the rest of the paper.
Clarice Feldman 9 29 06