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Raw Story has an exclusive story up on the continuing saga of the Washington Post and their efforts to find a right wing blogger. Thought it'd be worth posting, as many here deserve at least partial credit for exposing the last one, Ben Domenech, as a serial plagiarist and racist, resulting in the loss of his sweet gig.

Looks like The Post has decided to hire a blogger from both the right and the left this time:

The paper's ombudsman, Deborah Howell, has informed RAW STORY that Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com, is looking for a liberal blogger, along with a conservative one, to replace Ben Domenech who resigned after only three days of blogging, when his earlier writings were discovered by mainly liberal bloggers to be racially insensitive and-- in multiple cases-- plagiarized

The paper doesn't plan on making any formal announcement, but the news should be welcome to many critics on the left who felt that it was unfair to hire just a conservative blogger in the first place.

And here's where they mention Kos directly:

"In her column last Sunday (Three Venues and One Responsibility), Howell addressed the "firestorm" which erupted after the hiring of conservative blogger Ben Domenech last month.

"I received more than 4,000 e-mails -- most of them from political liberals, quite civil and from outside the circulation area," Howell wrote. "Two readers applauded the hiring. The rest were in various states of high dudgeon."

Multiple instances of plagiarism by Domenech have been documented by bloggers at Daily Kos and even by his one-time employers at National Review Online.

Howell told RAW STORY that Domenech's hiring had been "a disaster," though she didn't use the "off-color" adjective (or "unprintable" as Howell puts it) that a Minnesota journalist/blogger quoted her as employing.

Keep it up, guys. Somebody's got to dig into the dirty stuff, as long as the corporate media refuses to do the job.

Originally posted to Bad Cog on Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 08:04 PM PDT.

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