The Washington Post’s ‘fair and balanced’ op-ed page: four conservatives and David Broder.

Belying any claim to ideological balance, the Washington Post’s opinion page today is firmly tilted to the right with a neoconservative Iraq war architect, two movement conservatives, and an opponent of cap-and-trade. The closest thing to a nominal “liberal” is David Broder, who is seen by many liberals as being the “embodiment of Beltway values.” Here’s how the page is advertised on the frontpage of the Post’s website:


Though Dana Milbank’s column is advertised as part of the opinion section, it’s not actually on the op-ed page. It’s carried on page A3 of the news section.