I am writing to thank you for your article (“Crash Course,” 7/24) concerning the Washington Post and its coverage of this area. As those who live with me can attest, I am constantly furious regarding the Post’s apartheid news coverage.
Before I could even get this letter out to you, it had happened again: A serious automobile accident had taken place overnight in Southeast D.C., an accident with severe injuries and one fatality, mind you, and coverage was to be found…in the Metro section. It would be laughable if people’s lives were not affected.
The Post is, as is Washingtonian magazine, a publication of, for, and about the rich, and they don’t do a terribly good job of hiding it. Ironically, as I am writing this letter, the Post is running a front-page story in the Metro section regarding the slain District police officer. Regardless of what else happened yesterday, doesn’t this story deserve to be on Page One?
I am thankful that your paper chooses to tell other stories, for without you, no one would know the appalling nature of what occurs under the very noses of those who are too important to care.