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Penance: The stations of the cross, D.C. style. +1
The City Paper, a hipster weekly, is a minor league journalism team that feeds a lot of writers to the Washington Post. Every large city in America has such a paper, from New York City (The Village Voice) to Seattle (The Stranger). In the late 1980s I was an intern at the City Paper, and in the early 1990s I wrote several pieces for them. If you want to know why Kermit Gosnell’s slaughterhouse has been ignored, you have to start at places like this. It’s where young reporters prove their liberal bona fides, and thus move on to the mainstream media. This is where kids who aren’t comfortable with abortion, or who are from remotely conservative-sounding colleges, never make it past the first round.
Tough Questions: Washington City Paper‘s D.C. Council at-large debate starts at 7:30 tonight at the Black Cat, with doors opening at 7. I’ll be livetweeting from the City Paper Twitter account, and you can also follow the debate with Twitter hashtag #LLdebate. +1
That’s Raw: Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood is torn over an adults-only sushi bar. -3
Friday’s Needle rating: 74 Today’s score: +/-o Today’s Needle rating: 74