Praise for the Washington Informer and slams on the Washington Times were the order of the day at a pro-Informer rally this morning, as the dispute over whether the Washington Informer qualifies as a "newspaper of general circulation"—and thus, deserved a shot at a city contract for an unclaimed property ad that went to [...]
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Could Vince Gray pass a tax so airtight, God himself could not evade it?
So ponders Washington Times' senior opinion editor Emily Miller in an article headlined, irresistibly, "Tax on God." Miller's concerned that Gray is considering taxing companies that hold classes in the city's parks.
It took God six days to create the earth, but it [...]
There's some new racial intrigue in the unlikeliest of places: the awarding of D.C. government advertising contracts.
The controversy centers around a contract to advertise unclaimed property that's been awarded to the Washington Times. Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes claims that her paper was denied a chance at the contract by the Office of the [...]
The Washington Times' revamped local coverage has been leaning lately on an old reporting trick: The more prudish you are, the more you have to write about.
Previously, they feigned shock that a D.C. Council opposed to gun ownership would make it hard to get a gun, and that someone with a drug-dealing conviction would receive a [...]
In her Monday Washington Times column, Deborah Simmons trashed a proposed streetcar barn in Ward 5. Ahead of a emergency meeting called by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie that night about the barn, Simmons called plans for the barn "illogical" and surveys of residents' views about the streetcars "phoney baloney."
At least, Simmons writes, some Ward 5 residents [...]
Everyone's read Charles Hurt's totally batshit column about Capital Bikeshare for the Washington Times, right?
If you haven't, Martin Austermuhle at DCist very capably broke down just how batshit it is. But while Hurt's argument that Bikeshare is a Communist plot is exceptionally virulent, the public-transit-is-for-pinkos point isn't an entirely new one.
What is particularly chafing to [...]
Salon has a piece up about how conservative Internet superhero Matt Drudge has been responsible for nearly half of the Washington Times' web traffic over the last year. Lindsay Beyerstein writes:
For the past year, Drudge has provided the Washington Times with, on average, 46 percent of its monthly traffic. In November of 2011, the Drudge Report sent 4.7 million visitors to the [...]
The Times has a heck of a long read on the marriage between Viola Drath the journalist and socialite and Albrecht Muth, the man accused of murdering her last August. The story comes on the heels of the widely reported news that Muth remains mentally incompetent to stand trial—after a judge ordered him evaluated for [...]
The Washington Times editorial board praises, sorta, the D.C. government for updating an out-of-date list of gun training instructors, and councilmember Phil Mendelson for introducing legislation that would allow D.C. residents to get that training in District limits.
In July, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals smacked down the city of Chica
go over instructional requirements similar to [...]
The Bike Rent Is Too Damn High: Membership has its privileges, according to American Express. Capital Bikeshare apparently agrees. The service is raising fees for casual users by 33 percent, as well as hiking the cost of a 24-hour membership from $5 to $7. Longer-term members won't pay more—which is to say, finally, the tourists [...]
D.C. Votes! The election that Professional Washington devoted its last year to predicting may be taking place everywhere but the District. But polls are open here in Our Nation's Capital, too. Not much drama to report: Even without Democratic primary loser Adrian Fenty's tepid opposition to a write-in effort on his behalf, it's a good [...]
Developing news from 3600 New York Ave. NE! Politico reports that News World Communication, the parent company of The Washington Times, has been sold to News World Media Development.
Confused? Back in August, news broke that the Rev. Sun Myung Moon wanted to buy back the Times from his his son, Preston Moon. Per Keach Hagey:
Silver Standoff: A gunman strolls into the Discovery Communications headquarters in downtown Silver Spring and takes hostages, apparently in an attempt to get the cable conglomerate to stop airing shows that encourage people to have babies. Why? Because the gunman is nuts. The alleged suspect, James Jay Lee, was arrested in the same place two years [...]
OK, so Dan Snyder is out. But Rev. Sun Myung Moon is back? The Washington Times deathwatch continues! New up this morning: The Washington Post reports that Moon is considering buying back the beleaguered New York Avenue newspaper from Preston Moon, the eldest son who has controlled the broadsheet for the past four years. The [...]
There goes THAT Pulitzer...
Dan Snyder's spokesman Tony Wyllie called to say that the boss "has no interest in buying the Washington Times."
Wyllie was responding to rabble roused by a Cheap Seats Daily post asking whether the unnamed Mr. Moneybags who is courting the Moon family to acquire the troubled newspaper was in fact the Redskins owner. [...]