In a variant of the classic problem of the shoemaker’s children going unshod, I have been preoccupied communicating with other publishers who were smeared by the Washington Post in an article based almost entirely on the efforts of a brand new group of inept anti-Rooskie propagandists that would normally had been laughed out of the room had the Post not validated them. As a result, I’ve been remiss in not putting up the Post’s response to the letter we sent to them a bit more than a week ago.
Truthdig sent a letter (which they did not release) to the Post shortly before ours. They have published the Post’s response. You can see it there are substantial overlaps between the two letters. Also notice that the deputy general counsel issued both letters, which says the Post is not treating this matter as serious.
Aside from the stress and considerable frustration of having the hard-won reputation of Naked Capitalism and our writers savaged in such a casual and flagrantly inaccurate manner is that combatting this injustice has taken me away from writing when there are many important stories to cover, such commenting on some of Trump’s Cabinet picks, the finally escalating Italian banking crisis, and Trump’s related battles over trade and US-China relations. I hope readers will continue to bear with our efforts to provide you with the analysis and commentary you’ve come to expect while we are forced to take up a fight to preserve a free and open Internet.
We will have more to say on this topic soon. Stay tuned.