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    Washington Post Suspends Reporter Who Advised Democrats at Secret Event

    Washington Post Suspends Reporter Who Advised Democrats at Secret Event

    “attended by Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists, including the billionaire benefactor George Soros”

    Back in November, it was revealed that Washington Post reporter Janell Ross had attended a meeting of the progressive Democracy Alliance where she offered Democrats advice on economic messaging.

    We cited this report from the Washington Free Beacon:

    WaPo Reporter Goes Rogue, Gives Strategy Briefing to Secret Dem Donor Conference

    Washington Post reporter Janell Ross gave a presentation at a secretive California gathering where Democratic politicians, liberal activists, and their biggest donors plotted the future of the progressive movement without notifying her superiors that she would be attending, according to a Post spokesman.

    The Democracy Alliance went to great lengths to keep the identities of its members and guests confidential at its fall investment conference last week at the La Costa Resort, but the Washington Free Beacon obtained a detailed conference agenda that lists both events and featured guests.

    Among them was Ross, a national reporter who closely covered the 2016 presidential campaign for the Washington Post and has since continued to cover the Trump administration.

    The Washington Post was not aware Ross attended the event. More importantly though, is the fact that she attended the event in the capacity of a participant, not a reporter.

    Tom Kludt of CNN is now reporting that Ross has been suspended by the paper:

    Washington Post reporter who spoke at liberal event put on leave

    A Washington Post reporter who came under fire late last year for participating in a liberal conference has been put on leave by the newspaper, CNN has learned.

    Janell Ross, a reporter on the Post’s national desk, was sidelined after she participated in a private gathering in November attended by Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists, including the billionaire benefactor George Soros.

    Two people familiar with the matter have told CNN that Ross was put on leave, and that her return to the Post is viewed as unlikely. It’s not clear when exactly Ross’ leave took effect.

    A spokeswoman for the Post declined to comment, saying that she can’t address personnel matters.

    Ross did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment. An email sent to her Washington Post address returned a blank automatic reply.

    This is yet another example to remind us that the media is in fact rooting for one side and working actively against the other. They are not sitting on the sidelines objectively reporting what’s going on. They are, as Professor Glenn Reynolds likes to call them, Democrat activists with bylines.


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    Mark30339 | January 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Culture Captain Oprah Winfrey insists that when you know better, you do better. Ms. Ross, at, tells us she is trained by both Vassar and Columbia — and she has been a reporter for 20 years. So the only “do better” conceivable from this reporter’s extensive formation in the journalism community is: “next time, don’t get caught.” Ross reinforces a sense that determined deceit is motivating this profession.

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