Outsourced to Matt Yglesias:
Matthew Yglesias: Profit!: The Washington Post Company would be a pretty successful company if not for The Washington Post.... "The Post Co. is now largely an education company — its Kaplan Inc. education unit provided 58 percent of the parent company’s second-quarter revenue, as opposed to the newspaper division, which chipped in 15 percent...."
At Kaplan, if you put out a book saying that there are ten options on SAT questions, they would probably fire you and stop printing the book. People rely on Kaplan’s products to be accurate, and the company would suffer a lot if it attracted a reputation for publishing willfully inaccurate information. And then there’s George Will….
Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?