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Jim Graham: No Fan Of Reporters

Today, WaPo's Paul Schwartzman dropped his balanced take on Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham. Buried inside all the blather is this rather hilarious detail concerning the incumbent's press strategy with WaPo:

"Despite his apparent cushion, Graham zealously guards his image. He declined to be interviewed for this article, but kept close tabs on the reporting — telephoning and sending numerous e-mails to Washington Post editors to complain that a reporter's questions to others suggested a negative bias. He eventually agreed to answer written questions."

And I thought Fenty was uptight on answering reporters' questions.

*Full Disclosure: The last time I tried to interview Graham, he declared that former Loose Lips columnist Mike DeBonis was unprofessional and hung up the phone. Graham was referring to our cover story on Ted Loza.

  • Joan

    I look forward to the day when this man trades in his seersucker for an orange jumpsuit.

  • DCDude

    LMMFAO! Douchewellian.

  • Jimbo

    You want to really show Graham for who he is? Look into his "social activities" involved in trips to the D.R. and, in the same vein of his shakedown at Adams Mill, his pressure of Whitman Walker's post-Graham leadership to "support" him.

    His token support of some "outreach" projects is just smoke and mirrors intended to cloud the public's perception of his frightening relationships with developers and creepy personal hobbies.

  • Typical DC BS

    Ward 1 deserves this bozo Graham. Just like Ward 8 deserves Barry. If the denizens of these wards are too stupid to realize what shitty councilmembers they keep reelecting, they deserve the crappy services they get.

  • LOL

    Doesn't Graham have a PR guy?

  • Rick Mangus

    That's BULLSHIT!

  • whoareYou

    Jim Graham is a stone cold crook! I will be so excited when we get some new leadership in ward 1. This guy is the most arrogant self-serving politician I have ever met, and thats saying a lot! I like Jeff Smith, but I'd be happy with Weaver too... Say NO to Graham in the primary... PLEASE!