All accounts of the departure of Marcus Brauchli as executive editor of The Washington Post concur on one element of the drama: Brauchli fought with his boss, Publisher Katharine Weymouth, over newsroom resources. In a now-deleted Facebook comment, Maggie Farleycommended Brauchli, her husband, wondering, “how has the Washington Post of Watergate fame become the place where you can’t speak truth to power?”

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