For example, the previous Ombudsman critiqued the Times thus:
Across the paper’s many departments… so many share a kind of political and cultural progressivism — for lack of a better term — that this worldview virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times.
As a result, developments like the Occupy movement and gay marriage seem almost to erupt in The Times, overloved and undermanaged, more like causes than news subjects.
Here’s a suggestion for Bezos:
First, fire that “ombudsman.”
Then use your vast marketing capabilities to turn the Washington Post into the National Washington Post, with a subscriber base in the millions, and a firm grounding in all sides of the American experience – liberal, conservative, whatever. Make your goal one of reporting on the doings of their government to all the people. because that’s not a smugly constricted niche, as WaPo occupies today, but a vast, gaping hole in journalism just begging to be filled.
If the Wapo readership ceases to be limited mostly to constipated, touchy leftists, then the single greatest source of complaints might cease to be Jennifer Rubin, who is, after all, just another Ruling Class “conservative.”