One more reason to walk away from the Washington Post:
Its braintrust lacks that old Redskins spirit
Many of us savored last night’s NFL Hall of Fame induction. For thousands in Canton, and millions around the DC area and the world, time slowed down a bit last night as we watched Darrell Green and Art Monk enter the Hall of Fame.
This morning, I went to washingtonpost.com to continue savoring the moment.
It appears I’ll have to go elsewhere. The powers-that-be at washingtonpost.com have more pressing things to talk about.
That speaks volumes about them, when you thing about it.
When I load washingtonpost.com, here are the articles I first see:
At the top of the page—i.e., the Number-One thing the washingtonpost.com braintrust thinks people should be—or want to be—reading this morning:
Clinton Embraces Return To His Ambassador Role
In first extended interview since his wife lost her White House bid, former president says he is glad to be back doing international foundation work.
Immediately below that:
McCain, Obama Court Floridians
Both camps hope to appeal to voters’ concerns in economically troubled, electorally rich state.
Grasping for the Middle Class
Low-wage workers hardest hit in today’s economy but still cherish American dream, survey shows.
That’s all you can see on the online WaPo front page. To get to the first mention of Darrell and Art’s great day, you have to scroll down, past an article on the anthrax scientist who committed suicide.
Let me repeat that: In order to read about the biggest day in Washington Redskins history in a long, long time, you have to go scrolling for it.
Who are the people that run this paper? I guess that, if you grow up in the Ivy League, you’re either not a Redskins fan to begin with or they brainwash it out of you.
How very lame of you, washingtonpost.com. Darrell Green and Art Monk deserved better from you.