Richard Cohen believes De Blasio's biracial marriage causes regular voters to "suppress a gag reflex." CRAISINS. http://t.co/sz4eiaeIFn
— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) November 12, 2013
Huh? "People with conventional views… repress a gag reflex when considering a white man married to a black woman." http://t.co/yXSjJuCtkx
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) November 12, 2013
Richard Cohen just wrote his retirement notice. http://t.co/WYhScySvmj
— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) November 12, 2013
In. SO FUCKING IN. RT @anamariecox: Who wants to get Richard Cohen fired today? Time to punch the clock, Internet.
— delrayser (@delrayser) November 12, 2013
"Oh shit, we accidentally published [...]
NO RT @irincarmon: Noooooo RT @annielowrey: I can't even. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/…”
— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) May 27, 2013
If you were vacationing super-hard this weekend, you may not have heard a thousand FEMINISTS screaming all at once, and therefore missed the story of the year. It starts like this: "It may say more about Washington than White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler that she’s known in the West Wing for her fabulous shoes."
Here is a longer response than "nooooo."
Yesterday, when the Washington Post published a terrible and vague Editor's Note about plagiarism, I looked up the articles that they seemed to be referencing as plagiarized. (Here and here.) And then I discounted them, because of resume bias, and went looking for similar stories in the paper from someone more junior or more obviously inexperienced. After all, the reporter, Sari Horwitz, has been with the paper nearly 30 years. She is a two-time Pulitzer winner. She has a Master's from Oxford!
Number of stories on the front page of the Washington Post about General McChrystal at 1:30 p.m.: FOURTEEN. (Still: Politico had FIFTEEN.) Percentage of above-the-fold editorial web spaces used for those stories: approximately 65%.
27 people canceled their subscriptions to the Washington Post when the paper ran this picture on its front page with a story about same-sex marriages licenses being issued in DC. The Post ombudsman describes the complaints he's received, which include the usual homophobic rants and the more measured "This disturbs me and it should be buried" reactions. And, as happens EVERY SINGLE TIME a homosexual couple is shown doing something so perfectly pedestrian that it would be completely unremarkable if its subjects were straight, there was this: "I would appreciate it if your cover pictures would not be so disturbing where my kids can see it easily on [...]
You know what? I'm not going to link to it. They shouldn't be rewarded with the clicks, which is pretty much what this is about, I figure. So here's the email we just got from the Washington Post, announcing tomorrow's piece of Palinography: Sarah Palin WashPost Op-Ed: Obama Should Boycott Copenhagen SARAH PALIN WRITES OP-ED FOR WASHINGTON POST and writes that without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of the politicized climate change conference. The president should boycott Copenhagen. Jennifer Lee Manager, Communications The Washington Post
The Washington Post announced today the winner of its America's Next Top Pundit reality blog contest thing. (Yes, that really happened.) Here's a spoiler: the people of color lost. (Again.) RIG. (Or maybe they won by losing?) Further spoiling: the winner is a Teach for America (ACORN?) executive named Kevin Huffman. We look forward to his appearances on all those chat shows that we don't watch because we treasure our sanity.