City Paper is not for tourists
Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz is once again the occupant of an electricity-powered home.
As devoted City Desk readers know, Kurtz’s latest torment at the hands of Pepco began yesterday, after a powerful morning storm. The outage came on the heels of a previous five-day power cut last month. During that crisis, the reporter angrily denounced the utility company—and Pepco, after initially offering mere generic online reassurance, soon changed course and assured Kurtz that a crew was en route.
This time, power was restored much more quickly. But not before Kurtz—who said he wasn’t seeking special personal treatment—again teed off of the company’s “lack of info and misinformation.” And the speedy restoration apparently hasn’t convinced him that the firm’s communications are entirely on the up-and-up. “Pepco lowballed expectations this time,” Kurtz tweeted as he announced that electricity had returned.
Stay with City Desk, your number-one source for Howard Kurtz electricity-related news, for coverage of any future developments related to utility service at the Kurtz household.