Hatewatch

Media Critic Goes Soft on Times

Howard Kurtz, media critic of The Washington Post, offers up a story today about the other Washington daily, The Washington Times, and its search for a new executive editor to replace Wesley Pruden.

The only candidate mentioned in Kurtz’s piece is Fran Coombs, who Kurtz says has been interviewed for the job. But what Kurtz doesn’t report on is Coombs’ long history of racism. The Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report has reported on Coombs and his wife’s extremism several times. You can read about it here, here and here. For more on general extremism at The Washington Times, read here.