Post Relationship With Chinese Criticized
The Washington Free Beacon, a newish conservative outlet in DC, has a story today questioning the Post’s relationship with China Watch, a Post advertising supplement carrying articles from Chinese newspaper China Daily.
Since China Daily is controlled by the Chinese government, Beacon writer Adam Kredo reports, it could run afoul of rules on registration of foreign propaganda. Kredo’s story also touches on Post ombuds Patrick Pexton’s recent column on the Post’s softball “interview” with the Chinese vice-president.
While the separate China Watch section in the print Post is obviously separate from the editorial content, China Watch’s website is problematic. While each page does have “A Paid Supplement to the Washington Post” in the upper-right corner, the site’s URL is a subsection of the Post’s main site. The bottom of the site also features the same footer as actual Post content.