I admit I have rushed to judgement, at least insofar as the WP is concerned. It has had at least partial Jewish ownership ever since Eugene Meyer bought it in 1933, but this has obviously lost meaning somewhat as a public company. The paper has, however, been a staunch and consistent supporter of Israel (no bad thing) regardless of policy or government (not quite as impressive). As for the US government, I agree that lobby pressures, many out of the limelight, do shape its politics and that, in my modest opinion, can be inconsistent with the principles of universal good governance. What is good for the (wealthy) few need not necessarily be good for all - and often it's not. Government has the duty to all its people, not a sub-section of it, especially when a lobby for moneyed interests forwards its own agenda over the common good. But that's just me.
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