Democratic Socialists of America expresses its dismay at the Washington Post editorial editor Fred Hiatt’s termination of Harold Meyerson’s contract with the paper. Meyerson, a DSA Vice-Chair, has been one of the few weekly columnists in a major paper who consistently promoted workers’ rights and economic alternatives to neoliberal capitalism. Meyerson enjoyed 13 years at the Post and Hiatt had never previously expressed any displeasure with his column.
While the public seethes at growing inequality, the corporate media refuses to analyze the issue in an in-depth manner. And all too few columnists write in these venues from a pro-labor perspective. Only public pressure can alter this practice
We urge our members and friends to protest Meyerson’s termination by writing to: [email protected]