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Published On: Thu, Aug 15th, 2013

Former WaPo ombudsman’s advice for Jeff Bezos: Dump Jennifer Rubin

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos recently bought the Washington Post from the Graham family for $250,000 with plans of reviving the classic newspaper.

On Tuesday, one man very familiar with the WaPo had a key piece of advice for Mr. Bezos; Dump “Right Turn” blogger, Jennifer Rubin.

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Former ombudsman for the Washington Post, Patrick Pexton had this to say in a “Dear Jeff” letter:

“Have Fred Hiatt, your editorial page editor—who I like, admire, and respect—fire opinion blogger Jennifer Rubin. Not because she’s conservative, but because she’s just plain bad. She doesn’t travel within a hundred miles of Post standards. She parrots and peddles every silly right-wing theory to come down the pike in transparent attempts to get Web hits. Her analysis of the conservative movement, which is a worthwhile and important beat that the Post should treat more seriously on its national pages, is shallow and predictable. Her columns, at best, are political pornography; they get a quick but sure rise out of the right, but you feel bad afterward.

“And she is often wrong, and rarely acknowledges it. She was oh-so-wrong about Mitt Romney, week after week writing embarrassing flattery about his 2012 campaign, calling almost every move he made brilliant, and guaranteeing that he would trounce Barack Obama. When he lost, the next day she savaged him and his campaign with treachery, saying he was the worst candidate with the worst staff, ever. She was wrong about the Norway shootings being acts of al-Qaida. She was wrong about Chuck Hagel being an anti-Semite.

And does she apologize?

Nope.

“Rubin was the No. 1 source of complaint mail about any single Post staffer while I was ombudsman, and I’m leaving out the organized email campaigns against her by leftie groups like Media Matters. Thinking conservatives didn’t like her, thinking moderates didn’t like her, government workers who knew her arguments to be unfair didn’t like her. Dump her like a dull tome on the Amazon Bargain Books page.”

Good stuff.

Note: This was just one piece of advice Pexton offered Bezos, there was more (check the letter here).

Conservative radio host, Mark Levin posted the following on Facebook concerning Pexton’s letter–“How about a real conservative replacing her?”

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