Monday, July 07, 2008

washington times, 50 cent

Here's a review of Candide from the other paper in town. One would expect that paper to be snippy about the political jokes. Still waiting to see if the Post reviewed it. (They did write into it.) (UPDATE, 7/8: Post review. Doesn't even mention the chorus! Bum!)

The Washington Times is definitely the #2 paper in town. A distant #2. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it's #3 or 4 now, after the free papers they hand out outside metro stations.

For the last couple of weeks there's been a teenage boy outside the station closest to my work wearing a "Washington Times Summer Youth Hawker Program" sign around his neck, holding a little stack of newspapers. I can't imagine he sells many. Every time I come up the escalator he looks so hopeful, it just kills me. I could take pity and buy one, but...I don't want a Washington Times. (And I don't think anyone else does, either. Aah! The guilt!)


erin*carly said...

i don't want to read it . . . but i want to work for them. is that bad?

and working for them is a little more viable now than before - i know one of the staff photographers there. she's a founder of that awesome networking group i joined. ::dances::

Sophist said...

Oh it's terrible, twice now HT has been duped by an underprivileged schoolchild raising money for his school into buying terrible local papers. The kid just has to say he likes algebra and HT will be all excited and tell me, "That kid's going places!"

The first time we ended up getting three awful subscriptions to three separate miserable rags for the price of one! And the 2nd time the parent company forgot to send the paper, thankfully (we did get a confirmation call from the newspaper company saying they received the money, though).

towwas said...

Heh. This kid's just selling single issues for 50 cents. So. Pathetic.