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Fred Hiatt is editorial page editor for the Washington Post.
Hiatt is also known for having transformed the Washington Post editorial page in terms of its foreign policy orientation from "liberal media" to reactionary. "... the Post has been in favor of every single American military intervention over the past decade." Also, under Hiatt's tenure, many neoconservative commentators have appeared in the OpEd columns of the paper, and a hawkish, pro-Israel editorial line has developed.
In April 2011, he authored a "turnaround", pro-science op-ed, On climate change, the GOP is lost in never-never land.
Articles and resources
- Curtis Brainard, The George Will Affair, CJR, 26 February 2009}}
- Joe Romm (2009-07-14). Washington Post, Fred Hiatt turn op-ed page into a “joke” with yet another falsehood-filled piece attacking climate action and clean energy — by GOP quitter-in-chief Sarah “Four Pinocchios” Palin!. Climate Progress. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
- Fred Hiatt and George Will think Washington Post readers are morons. The Way Things Break (2006-06-25). Retrieved on 2011-04-18. “Hiatt [is] letting George Will out of the asylum to continue his Herculean efforts (here, here, here, here, here, here, here) to lie as often and in as many ways as possible about climate change and its possible solutions. Will’s latest “contribution” to the public discourse on preventing climate disaster...”
- Mark Adomanis, The Washington Post Jumps the Shark (No, We Shouldn't Intervene in Mali), Forbes, 6 April 2012.
- Philip Giraldi, The Washington Post Gets Tough With Iran, AntiWar, 31 May 2012.
- Fred Hiatt (2011-04-15). On climate change, the GOP is lost in never-never land. The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2011-04-18. “Climate science is complex, and much remains to be learned. But if you asked 1,000 scientists, 998 of them would say that climate change is real and that human activity — the burning of oil, gas and coal — is a significant contributor...”