Here’s liberal blogger John Cole describing the Washington Post as an AIPAC sheet and wondering what new ownership will do to its hasbara function. “You won’t find a more pro-Israel editorial page in the country.” Cole is said to be a big Obama supporter. His question is a reminder of how mainstream criticism of AIPAC has become:
Lots of debate about how the politics of Jeff Bezos will impact the Washington Post editorial stance, but I haven’t seen anyone ask the obvious question- “Where is Bezos on Israel?” For me, the hallmark of the Washington Post editorial page, along with the constant concern trolling of Democrats and gleeful endorsement of slashing entitlements in an embrace of an orgiastic centrist buffoonery has been the fact that outside the Weekly Standard, you won’t find a more pro-Israel editorial page in the country.
Just go through the list of op-ed writers and the post-partisan yahoos like Chuck Lane and then throw in Hiatt and Rosen, and it’s like an AIPAC all-stars list.