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Will The Post be about news or opinion?

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 12:42 p.m. MDT

June 2012, President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraising reception in Baltimore. Democrats and Republicans have e-mailed The Washington Post that their coverage has been June 2012, President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraising reception in Baltimore. Democrats and Republicans have e-mailed The Washington Post that their coverage has been "too easy on Barack Obama." (Patrick Semansky, Associated Press)

Our take: The Washington Post tackles emails from its readership about being too one-sided on the presidential candidates. Patrick B. Pexton, from The Washington Post writes his response:

"Republicans think the news media are being too easy on Barack Obama. In fact, 60 percent of them say so, a figure that's up from 55 percent four years ago, when Obama ran against Sen. John McCain. That's the conclusion of a poll conducted Sept. 20-23 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

This finding reflects the e-mail I receive from people who identify themselves as Republicans and conservatives, and even from some independents and Democrats, who say The Post is too easy on Obama."

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