Elizabeth Flock, who resigned from The Washington Post in April after a misattributed blog post drew a gnarly editor’s note, has a new gig. She’ll be lead writer on U.S. News & World Report’s Washington Whispers blog, which was written by Paul Bedard before he decamped for The Washington Examiner.
Reached by phone, Flock mostly referred me to her tweet announcing her new job. She said the social issues piece would mean writing about race, gender and immigration.
Post Ombudsman Patrick Pexton weighed in on Flock’s departure in April, saying the paper had failed her. He wrote that he had spoken to other bloggers there.
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