It’s silly isn’t it? When Richard Cohen writes something dumb at WaPo (frequently) people are allowed to express anger at WaPo … it’s called an editorial process & it, as much as the writer, needs to be held accountable.

Exactly this. And to extrapolate it to any other area of cultural critique, if, any corporation is engaged in practices that we deem worthy of analysis, we wouldn’t publish a list of every employee we consider exempt from the critique. We talk about “Coca Cola” or “Nestle” or “Bank of America” not about “Joe at the accountancy department” or “Mary in logistics”. In corporate owned media, the Editor in Chief is responsible for what is published. And so is the corporation that owns said media.

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