The Washington Post's executive editor should resign


It's becoming increasingly, dismayingly clear that The Washington Post (WPO) made a mistake when it hired Marcus Brauchli to be its executive editor.

Brauchli came into the Post job a little more than a year ago with a big strike against him: As managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, he had allowed Rupert Murdoch, the paper's new owner, to push him around -- and ultimately out the door -- in contravention of the editorial-independence framework that the News Corp. (NWS) owner had agreed to. Rather than sound the alarm, Brauchli held his tongue, his amiable silence purchased by $3 million (or more) of Murdoch's money.