Neither was Examiner (nor Fox). It's editorial board is conservative, but those "news" agencies are all predominantly liberal. And their bias is really NOT over rated.
You realize this applies to ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, etc. too?
This garbage passes for investigative journalism nowadays?
The Washington Examiner is a conservative mouthpiece and is owned by the same people who own the weekly standard. Journalism isn't necessarily a word that applies to them.
ABC, CNN, and CBS were not founded to provide a liberal voice in media, and their allleged bias is really over hyped.
When Anschutz started the Examiner in its current format, he envisioned creating a conservative competitor to The Washington Post. According to Politico, "When it came to the editorial page, Anschutz’s instructions were explicit — he 'wanted nothing but conservative columns and conservative op-ed writers,' said one former employee." The Examiner's conservative writers include Byron York (National Review), Michael Barone (American Enterprise Institute, Fox News), and David Freddoso (National Review, author of The Case Against Barack Obama).
The paper endorsed John McCain in the 2008 presidential election and Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary for mayor in 2010. On December 14, 2011, it endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, saying he was the only Republican who could beat Barack Obama in the general election.
Wikipedia is hardly a bulletproof source, but according to them, seems like it was bought and re-organizated with the explicit purpose of being a conservative newspaper.
And in my experience, the bias of CNN, ABC, and CBS is wildly overrated. I've heard pundits state in defending Fox that Fox is only doing what CNN, ABC, etc.. have been doing for years,and that's ludicrous.
If there is a bias, its more nuanced, and has to do with time spent on camera, etc..
When ABC, CNN, NBC, does a news story, you can generally accept it as true. The biggest mistakes they've made have been honest ones where they tried to get the news out faster than they probably should've.
Well, with the noted exception of the guy whose name I can't remember that had that thing I can't remember that was linked to GW Bush.