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Washington Post, 19 Nov 10, by Scott Wilson
Foreign-policy setbacks deepen Obama's election wounds
'... since his midterm shellacking this month, he has suffered a series of foreign policy setbacks, in Congress and abroad, that have put his agenda for improving America's standing and strength overseas at risk.'
Michael D. Shear and Scott Wilson of Washington Post wrote that the president's statement puts him once again at the center of a cultural clash just as his party enters the final stretch of a difficult congressional campaign.
Reporting on the Presidency 2011 - Gerald R. Ford Foundation
Scott Wilson, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, has won the 25th annual Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.
When announcing their decision to award Scott Wilson
the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on Presidency in 2011, the judges issued the following statement:
"The judging committee has selected Scott Wilson of The Washington Post as the winner of the 25th annual Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.
Covering the presidency with distinction in modern times is uniquely challenging.
A large number of highly talented reporters - often the best in their respective organizations - are all pursuing the same news of the day, with a limited number of disciplined sources.
Extreme pressure can be applied on those who go outside the familiar narrative.
In this environment that encourages conformity, Scott Wilson
of The Washington Post
stands out as a non-conformist, bringing his
readers on-the-scene analysis of White House activity that is not available anywhere else.
readily places events in historical context; he
illustrates colorfully with anecdotes and first-hand observation; he
explains motivations; he
reports both on what the President does and, equally important, on what the President does not do.
In short, he
readers and helps them put the confusing din of daily news coverage into an understandable context.
is able to write critically without being offensive or partisan.
reaches out broadly to sources both inside and outside the White House, yielding an even-handed perspective on the performance and results of the Obama presidency He
is equally at home
with domestic and foreign policy, politics, and personalities.
is adept at spotting a trend and explaining it,and his
reportage frequently becomes the instantly-accepted wisdom in Washington.
writes for the serious reader, and consistently meets that reader's expectations.
In every respect, the judges found his
reporting on the presidency in 2011 outstanding."
Scott Wilson is a White House correspondent for the Washington Post.
He previously served as the paper's deputy assistant managing editor for foreign news, Jerusalem bureau chief, Middle East correspondent based in Amman, Jordan, and Andean bureau chief based in Bogotá, Colombia.
has received awards and citations from the Overseas Press Club and the Inter American Press Association
work abroad, and he
won the 2012 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award given by the White House Correspondents' Association
coverage of the Obama
A native of Santa Barbara, Ca., Wilson
began at the Post in 1997.
He is a graduate of Amherst College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where he won the David Marcus Eibel Scholarship Award.
lives in Glen Echo, Maryland, with his
wife, Andrea, and their three children.
EyeOnThePost.Org - Eye On The Post, Inc., An Organization Dedicated to Exposing Media Bias in The Washington Post
Scott Wilson, Reporter, Washington Post
Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
In the June 5 edition of the Washington Post, reporter Scott Wilson writes that Israeli "commandos boarded a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in international waters, killing nine civilians, among them a 29-year-old U.S. citizen of Turkish descent ( "Obama's agenda, Israeli Ambitions often clash", Front Page )
For an accurate picture of these "nine civilians," however, readers will have to turn elsewhere; they won't get it from Wilson
or the news section.
So much for Scott Wilson's
nine "civilian" fatalities, who in reality turn out to have terrorist credentials.
The editorial doesn't whitewash Israel either. . It's also critical of "Israel's poor judgment and botched execution in the raid against the Free Gaza flotilla."
In sum, the editorial, unlike Scott Wilson's
latest flog-Israel piece, gives Post
readers a fair, complete and even-handed account of what happened.
Real news, which ought to belong in the news section, instead can be found only on the Post's editorial page.
biased, anti-Israel report -- with full support from news editors -- comes as no great surprise.
During his stint as the Post's Jerusalem correspondent during the second intifada, Wilson left a long trail of pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel dispatches.
spared no effort to file lengthy, empathetic, up-close and personal accounts of the plight of Palestinians
, while turning a blind eye to the plight of Israeli civilians in Sderot and other nearby Israeli communities whose residents were terrorized by thousands of rockets fired from Gaza
is still at it -- this time from his
front-page perch in Washington.
And again, abetted by news editors at the Post
CC: Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson, Reporter, Washington Post
Scott Wilson, the Post's reporter, fails to give readers an accurate account of the positions of both leaders.
puts it: "For peace talks to begin, Netanyahu
said, the Palestinians
must first recognize Israel
's right to exist as a Jewish state and allow Israel the means to defend itself."
In that statement, Netanyahu
does NOT condition a start of negotiations on Palestinians
agreeing to his terms -- as Wilson
also fails to give Post
readers a full account of Obama's demands on the Palestinians
merely reports Obama's demand that the Palestinians
do a "better job providing the kinds of security assurances that Israelis would need to achieve a two-state solution.
-- while enumerating specifically Obama's demands on Israel
to stop settlements and improve Gaza's humanitarian situation -- fails to be as specific in enumerating Obama's demands on the Palestinians
misses the mark in describing Obama's position on Iran's nuclear program when he
merely reports that the president declined to set a deadline for Tehran to end it and that he
would wait until the end of the year to assess whether his
diplomacy toward Tehran is working.
Past Reporting Prize Recipients - Gerald R. Ford Foundation
Scott Wilson, Washington Post