I started out my last entry by noting that, because death penalty opponents can't sell their program by saying out loud what it is, there's always some diversionary wrinkle to get what they want without ever having to identify it. Among those wrinkles are the moratorium with no end, LWOP that's not really LWOP, and the demand for the never-seems-to-be-possible correct mix of chemicals for lethal injection.
Reader "federalist" reminds me of another dipsy-doodle, to wit, the occasional pretense of educated neutrality. This is most prominent with the very deceptively named Death Penalty Information Center. You'd think from the name that dissemination of information is what goes on there and, in truth, some does. But it's skewed, often vastly so, because the DPIC is in fact one of the leading abolitionist organizations in the country.
It was thus remarkable when the influential Washington Post referred to the DPIC as "a Washington-based group that does not take a position on the death penalty." But that's exactly what the Post said.
When "federalist" tried to get to Post to correct its error, he got nowhere.
The Post is my hometown paper, and although unabashedly abolitionist, is capable of very good journalism and, every now and again, giving space to dissenting views, including my own in a few op-eds. It's disappointing that it would make a spectacular error like this, and yet worse that it declined to correct it.