By Mike Feinsilber
Here’s a case of commendable concept, crummy execution. On Saturdays, the Washington Post turns over a page in the A section to its readers’ commentaries—mostly complaints—about what they’ve read in the paper in the week gone by. That’s a swell idea; everybody has gripes about how the local paper reports and writes the news and about stories left uncovered.
But the person who puts headlines over these readers’ contributions has a wise-guy attitude that undercuts the intention of the page, which is to act as a safety valve.