Washington DC Roots Project
The Washington Post has been poking sticks in our collective
eye for way too long. Their hiring of Ben Domenech, coming right on the heels
of the Deborah Howell/Jack Abramoff fiasco, was salt on our wounds.
Think about it for a second. That hire, that blog…
well, at conservative establishment media institutions like the WP – that
shit just doesn't get done overnight – especially at a time when they are
laying off real journalists… I'm betting they starting planning this while
licking their wounds from our last dust-up.
… … Why in the world
would the Post hire a person that called Coretta Scott King a “communist”…
on the day of her funeral? … …
The Washington Post's Jim Brady went too far in hiring RedstateRacist
Ben Domenech. The problem is that a simple search would have revealed that
Ben reviled Coretta Scott King.
So, the question we're asking is this. In a city dominated by African Americans, how could the Washington
Post hire someone who smears the “first
lady of civil rights” the day of her funeral?
Jane Hamsher, Mike Stark, John Amato and Steve
Gilliard, with whatever help I can possibly offer, are all asking people
to get involved in stirring up some righteous indignation in Washington D.C.
Please check out Mike's
diary, as well as Jane
post to see what it's all about.
The bottom line is we're looking to hold Jim Brady accountable
for hiring a man who never should have been hired in the first place. How in
the world can you justify employing a man who calls Coretta Scott King a “communist”
on the day of her funeral in a town that is overwhelmingly African American?
Jim Brady obviously doesn't appreciate the community where the
Post lives and breathes. That's unacceptable any way you spin it.
Now, go over and check out Mike's
diary and if you can help with information about D.C. radio shows who might
be interested in this story, post a comment and get involved. We can't do this
UPDATE: A big fat thank you to Mike Stark, who wrote the most lovely thing about yours truly over on his kick ass Washington Post Kos diary. To be in such company, I'm simply thrilled, let me tell you.