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Marion Barry’s New Spokeswoman Has Some Relationship Advice for You

After an exhaustive search, Marion Barry has hired a new spokeswoman, the Examiner reports. The lucky winner? LaToya Foster, the host of WJLA's independently-produced In the Know.

In 2009 and 2010, Foster wrote for Fox News' website about the top stories of the time: Tiger Woods's affairs, the Obama inauguration, Mark Sanford's sex tourism. Sometimes, Foster veers into relationship advice, where she does battle with her archenemy: The Other Woman.

In one column written as the Woods scandal unfolded, Foster asks that the public leave Tiger Woods alone. If we must turn our ire on someone, Foster writes, why not go after Woods's mistresses?

"Tiger only did what these women allowed him to do," she writes. "I’m much more interested in learning why the women who participate in these crimes of passion would disrespect themselves by engaging in such activity."

In another column called "Ladies, Only YOU Can Prevent Cheating," Foster advises women looking for a powerful partner to be like Nancy Reagan and just say no, except with famous politicians and athletes instead of cocaine:

So ladies, save yourselves some heartache and humiliation. You deserve better. Take a stance. Consider the anti-drug campaign from the eighties—Just Say No!

Foster writes again that famous men only have affairs because women allow them to. Presumably, Foster's generous stance on powerful, philandering men will serve her well with Barry,who has found himself in that position once or twice.

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  • Jim

    She better buy some thread and a needle to keep his fat foot out of his mouth!

  • Cap City Records Panhandler

    Sandy Bellamy will protect her turf.

  • Sojourner Truth

    This appears to be a case where looks over credentials and concrete academic skills prevail.

  • 20011

    How do you figure? She's absolutely right. It always takes two to tango. Women just love playing, and the press just loves treating them like, perpetual victims. Oh these poor fragile flowers, incapable of thinking for themselves and deciding between right and wrong whereas when a man with wealth, power or money approaches them, they use ESP to physically spread their legs.


  • 20011

    So my post wasn't accurate? She's wrong in that women have no culpability when it comes to affairs with powerful men? Get real. It takes two to tango. Women can stop playing the victim anytime now, but since society and the press absolves them of all responsibility they have no initiative to stop playing victims. Women are not fragile flowers with no self-control or lacking the wherewithal to determine right from wrong. Start holding them accountable for their actions...I won't be holding my breath.

  • Brahmin

    Sojurner her attractiveness does not make her stupid but it appears to make you---judging on less than perfect information. The City Paper is catty. But LaToya has more than ten years experience in journalism, and has interviewed Hermain Cain, President Obama, Secretaries of State, and you do not think she has the credential. And you judged this based on what--she did a silly segment....similar to Brian Williams, Dan Rather and other..

    Grow up.

  • Joe

    Did you expect Marian to hire somebody who would blame all his transgressions on Marion? I know lots of people who can write, but I don't consider writing for Faux News to be useful experience. Marion's giving you the okey-doke - AGAIN.