The Solomon Scandals
The D.C. newspaper novel, the media,the Washington area, tech and other surrealism: David Rothman at large

The Solomon Scandals is a reporter’s novel, with editors and the publisher in the way of truth and decency. If nothing else, an ideological chasm gapes in the newspaper business between editorial coolies and publishers. Reporters tend to be far, far more liberal at many dailies than are the publishers. So what to make of […]

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Henry Allen, a Pulitzer Prize winner in his late 60s, punched the face of feature writer Manuel Roig-Franzia—right there in the city room at the Washington Post. Marcus Brauchli, the Post’s executive editor, is said to have separated Allen, an ex-Marine, from Roig-Franzia. Enjoy not-quite-ringside reports from The Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe,  FishBowlDC’s Matt Dornic, the […]