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Declining Kingdom, Waning Power

The Washington Post changes editors, world yawns.

Nov 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
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Somebody, probably the person who will soon be “working closely with Don Graham to review and evaluate new media opportunities,” must have advised Mrs. Brauchli to delete that sentence, which she did. But does the executive editor’s wife really believe that newspaper publishers are retrenching because they feel like it, or that 40 years after Watergate, the Post’s self-congratulatory tone still makes sense? 

Philip Terzian is literary editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD. 

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