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(Washington Post)   The Washington Post, the nation's finest newspaper behind only the New York Times, has published 110 stories on the "White House party crashers" taking up 2,200 column inches and involving 30 reporters   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2010-06-28 12:26:41 PM  
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand the Washington Post. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie chart format.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could spare the time, and if they didn't have to leave LA to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and they did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country, and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country, as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country or that anyone is running it; but whoever it is, they oppose all that they stand for.

10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
 
2010-06-28 12:30:14 PM  
We get it. The media doesn't cover real news anymore. That's why Fark exists and why we're here.

/you'll get over it.
 
2010-06-28 12:30:45 PM  
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Successful attention whores are successful.
 
2010-06-28 12:30:59 PM  
Behold the power of blonde hair.
 
2010-06-28 12:31:31 PM  
Didn't those D-bags land a spot in The Real Housewives of DC? Apparently it pays to be D-bags.
 
2010-06-28 12:33:12 PM  
I thought The Onion was the natio's finest news source.
 
2010-06-28 12:36:11 PM  
This is why, I do not read newspapers.
 
2010-06-28 12:37:08 PM  
Good example of why you are wasting your time when you read (or watch) the main stream media.

It's all "Hey look over there" BS while you are getting farked in the arse.
 
2010-06-28 12:37:27 PM  
To be fair, since they were DC natives this was a local story as well as a national one, and a Post reporter At the WH dinner was the one that recognized the Salahi's and knew instantly that they didn't belong and thus alerted the Secret Service.

So you had a lot of extra pieces on the Salahi's background, the fradulent Polo even they ran, the reaction of neighbors, profiles of the reporter that broke the story, debates about whether it was ethical for her to interejct herself into the story that way. etc etc
 
2010-06-28 12:38:21 PM  
I actually don't have a problem with this.

1) It exposed some pretty significant flaws in the security systems at the White House.
2) It got the former social director to resign.
3) It exposed the Salahis, and their history of shenanigans going back many years, to public scrutiny. Hopefully the people they've screwed over for services and supplies to their winery and parties will now get some justice.
 
2010-06-28 12:40:17 PM  
The Washington Post is really two newspapers. It's the newspaper of record for the nation's capital. It's also the local rag sheet for DC and suburbs.

It does mean we're spared the indignity of being told the outcome of the high school football games on the front page. (That's relegated to smaller community papers.) But it still has a "Style" section, which is complete junk from a news standpoint.

In the A section the Salahis got only a bit more coverage than was really required, in the o-noes-pretty-white-girl-missing category. (The Post does a pretty good job of giving such things a bare minimum of coverage.) If they left the Style section out of my copy... well, I'd miss a few of the comic strips.
 
2010-06-28 12:41:19 PM  

Magorn: since they were DC natives this was a local story as well as a national one


^^^
Seriously. People seem to forget that the Washington Post is the local paper (the only other option in DC is the Moonie Times) for the DC area and covers local as well as national events.
 
2010-06-28 12:42:14 PM  

CaptainWes: I thought The Onion was the natiO's finest news source.


FTFY
 
2010-06-28 12:43:31 PM  
FTA: But many of those same readers harbor a what-will-they-do-next curiosity.

Only if the thing they do next involves a running car, a closed garage, and a couple of body bags.
 
2010-06-28 12:45:07 PM  
Hey! Go print your own newspaper and put in whatever the fark you like.
 
2010-06-28 12:46:27 PM  
If it was a case of the post giving a local story it's proper attention they would not have written 110 stories about it.

It's diversionary filler meant to take up space that should be devoted to real news.
 
2010-06-28 12:49:37 PM  
Good to know that I'm not the only one who was confused when they heard about these idiots the second time.

"What, it happened again? Oh, you mean we're still talking about those two folks?

...

why?"
 
2010-06-28 12:52:13 PM  
Boy, you wouldn't think that the Post would devote so much time and resources to something that absolutely no one in America is interested in.
 
2010-06-28 12:52:27 PM  
Most of it has been "Style" section pablum. It's not like they were pretending this was hard news. 90% of the issue can be resolved by avoiding that section. If you are an avid style section reader, you don't really have a place biatching that Salahi coverage is taking valuable real estate away from Bo the Dog coverage.
 
2010-06-28 12:53:16 PM  

bighairyguy: Behold the power of blonde hair.


And a KICKIN' sari.
 
2010-06-28 12:55:01 PM  
Admit it. Just like me, when you first heard the name Salahi, you weren't expecting blond hair, nice tits, and white skin. You were expecting Mr. and Mrs. Apu from The Simpsons.
 
2010-06-28 12:55:27 PM  

PsyLord: Didn't those D-bags land a spot in The Real Housewives of DC? Apparently it pays to be D-bags.


I'm sure her bags are only A, not even B, let alone D
 
2010-06-28 12:59:34 PM  
PsyLord Quote 2010-06-28 12:31:31 PM
Apparently it pays to be D-bags.


Lately not as much as you would think, believe me.

As for these two?
Is the WaPo doing storied because the public is interested or is the public interested because WaPo is doing stories?

If the WaPo would ignore them they would go away.
 
2010-06-28 01:00:30 PM  

Bob16: Good example of why you are wasting your time when you read (or watch) the main stream media.

It's all "Hey look over there" BS while you are getting farked in the arse.


Bottom line is that MSM is going for ratings. That's not just an arbitrary fact, either; it's the result of survival of the fittest.

If newspaper sales increase when the front page is about party crashers, there will be more articles about it. I know who to blame, and it's not MSM.

/Don't get me wrong, I hate MSM anyway.
 
2010-06-28 01:05:39 PM  
Local paper covers trivial news because they all go to the same cocktail parties. Little fish in a little pond. Which is why people in "flyover country" find what's happening on the coasts increasingly irrelevant. The only relevant happenings are when the coastal echo chamber residents make yet another bad decision to f*ck things up even worse. America isn't even a country any more.
 
2010-06-28 01:06:06 PM  

someguy945: If newspaper sales increase when the front page is about party crashers, there will be more articles about it. I know who to blame, and it's not MSM.

/Don't get me wrong, I hate MSM anyway.


Yup. Old media is now for seniors and housewives. That goes for TV, newspapers, etc. Career men stick to specialty providers that give us what we want more specifically than just the typical "CSI and reality TV" trough.
 
2010-06-28 01:21:28 PM  
Having been witness to the many courthouse appearances of these two in my County, these people are complete lowlifes. Frauds and thieves. Everyone around here knows who this trash is. Without the help of WaPo.
 
2010-06-28 01:23:44 PM  
Hey, UNC, that was good.

/over in one, as they say
 
2010-06-28 01:25:08 PM  

urbangirl: bighairyguy: Behold the power of blonde hair.

And a KICKIN' sari.


I'm guessing it hides some very sharp knees though.

/Chick needs a sammich
//Or three
 
2010-06-28 01:32:34 PM  
THEY DEFILED KING OBAMA'S ROYAL DINNER!!!

EXECUTE THEM!
 
2010-06-28 01:33:22 PM  
[...] the nation's finest newspaper behind only the New York Times

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2010-06-28 01:36:14 PM  

BeanFreak: Admit it. Just like me, when you first heard the name Salahi, you weren't expecting blond hair, nice tits,


What tits?
 
2010-06-28 01:36:34 PM  

UNC_Samurai: 4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand the Washington Post. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie chart format.


USA Today is read by people who stay in hotels.
 
2010-06-28 01:42:40 PM  

Listerine: THEY DEFILED KING OBAMA'S ROYAL DINNER!!!

EXECUTE THEM!


this goes way beyond their gate crashing episode. They have a history of criminal conduct here locally.
Here is one example of their asshattery :
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2009/12/_tareq_salahi​_takes_a. h tml
 
2010-06-28 01:53:15 PM  

canyoneer: Which is why people in "flyover country" find what's happening on the coasts increasingly irrelevant.


I've never actually heard anyone other than indignant midwesterners use the term "flyover country," and I live in D.C.

/wish I didn't
//born in Indiana
 
2010-06-28 02:36:49 PM  
"Best" by what metric, subby?
 
2010-06-28 03:17:57 PM  

UNC_Samurai: 1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand the Washington Post. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie chart format.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could spare the time, and if they didn't have to leave LA to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and they did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country, and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country, as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country or that anyone is running it; but whoever it is, they oppose all that they stand for.

10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.


I liked it better when it involved British newspapers, because that list involved tits.
 
2010-06-28 03:34:26 PM  

freelance layabout: canyoneer: Which is why people in "flyover country" find what's happening on the coasts increasingly irrelevant.

I've never actually heard anyone other than indignant midwesterners use the term "flyover country," and I live in D.C.

/wish I didn't
//born in Indiana


I did. Several years ago when CBS's current President, Les Moonves was in Indy for the NCAA Final 4. At the time, Moonves was president of CBS entertainment and he was loudly announcing to his entourage how the people in "flyover country" just couldn't do anything right compared to the people on the coasts.

He went on to exclaim that he was tired of these stupid midwesterners not understanding his programming. I said to another group nearby, "Oh, Les, we do understand your programming - the same way we understand the difference between manure and shoe polish!" The roars of laughter were a surprise to Moonves who harrumphed, and moved to another part of the room - probably upset he'd been embarrassed in front of his sycophants & groupies.

I have little patience for such regional superiority. There is something to be learned from people from everywhere. I've watched citified people walk through manure or directly behind a horse and countryfied people who didn't know a salad fork from pitch fork. How "smart" one is depends on where they grew-up or lived. What works for a New Yorker wouldn't do them much good in the middle of an Amazon jungle, would it?
 
2010-06-28 03:44:01 PM  
Someone hasn't seen the WSJ in ages. It's USA Today for ADD yuppies.
 
2010-06-28 03:46:27 PM  
To their credit, there is a pretty blond in the story. Pretty blonds sell news, alive or dead, they're a cash cow. Ask Tiger Woods, and even he'll agree.
 
2010-06-28 03:57:22 PM  

VictorOfBorge: He went on to exclaim that he was tired of these stupid midwesterners not understanding his programming. I said to another group nearby, "Oh, Les, we do understand your programming - the same way we understand the difference between manure and shoe polish!" The roars of laughter were a surprise to Moonves who harrumphed, and moved to another part of the room - probably upset he'd been embarrassed in front of his sycophants & groupies.


That's spectacularly ludicrous coming from CBS in particular. It's not like they're Showtime or some other, more sophisticated high-end network. They're just more CSI and reality-TV horsecrap. The only way I could see CBS getting worse would be allocating half their day to WWE.
 
2010-06-28 05:02:26 PM  
Well, since Obama was elected they have to fill their space with something other than soldier body counts and Gitmo stories.
 
2010-06-28 05:22:55 PM  

VictorOfBorge: freelance layabout: canyoneer: Which is why people in "flyover country" find what's happening on the coasts increasingly irrelevant.

I've never actually heard anyone other than indignant midwesterners use the term "flyover country," and I live in D.C.

/wish I didn't
//born in Indiana

I did. Several years ago when CBS's current President, Les Moonves was in Indy for the NCAA Final 4. At the time, Moonves was president of CBS entertainment and he was loudly announcing to his entourage how the people in "flyover country" just couldn't do anything right compared to the people on the coasts.

He went on to exclaim that he was tired of these stupid midwesterners not understanding his programming. I said to another group nearby, "Oh, Les, we do understand your programming - the same way we understand the difference between manure and shoe polish!" The roars of laughter were a surprise to Moonves who harrumphed, and moved to another part of the room - probably upset he'd been embarrassed in front of his sycophants & groupies.

I have little patience for such regional superiority. There is something to be learned from people from everywhere. I've watched citified people walk through manure or directly behind a horse and countryfied people who didn't know a salad fork from pitch fork. How "smart" one is depends on where they grew-up or lived. What works for a New Yorker wouldn't do them much good in the middle of an Amazon jungle, would it?


That didn't happen, but cool story anyway.
 
2010-06-28 07:37:44 PM  
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2010-06-28 10:05:57 PM  

House of Tards: VictorOfBorge: freelance layabout: canyoneer: Which is why people in "flyover country" find what's happening on the coasts increasingly irrelevant.

I've never actually heard anyone other than indignant midwesterners use the term "flyover country," and I live in D.C.

/wish I didn't
//born in Indiana

I did. Several years ago when CBS's current President, Les Moonves was in Indy for the NCAA Final 4. At the time, Moonves was president of CBS entertainment and he was loudly announcing to his entourage how the people in "flyover country" just couldn't do anything right compared to the people on the coasts.

He went on to exclaim that he was tired of these stupid midwesterners not understanding his programming. I said to another group nearby, "Oh, Les, we do understand your programming - the same way we understand the difference between manure and shoe polish!" The roars of laughter were a surprise to Moonves who harrumphed, and moved to another part of the room - probably upset he'd been embarrassed in front of his sycophants & groupies.

I have little patience for such regional superiority. There is something to be learned from people from everywhere. I've watched citified people walk through manure or directly behind a horse and countryfied people who didn't know a salad fork from pitch fork. How "smart" one is depends on where they grew-up or lived. What works for a New Yorker wouldn't do them much good in the middle of an Amazon jungle, would it?

That didn't happen, but cool story anyway.


Oh, were you at the private party at Sullivan's Steakhouse that night??
 
2010-06-29 03:06:18 AM  
Lets see. Two morons violate security and get close to President in an incident where only certain, known people were supposed to get close to President.

Why more attention hasn't been paid to this is beyond me.
 
2010-06-29 04:47:57 PM  
Michaele Salahi posts on her facebook page that she is the star of the show and it is the most anticipated show ever. Tell her what you think.
Join our Facebook page: Tell the White House Party Crashers to Go Away
Link
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2010-06-29 09:42:58 PM  

xOffender: Michaele Salahi posts on her facebook page that she is the star of the show and it is the most anticipated show ever. Tell her what you think.
Join our Facebook page: Tell the White House Party Crashers to Go Away
Link


thanks for that link!
/lives in Warren County
 
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