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November 14, 2012

Why is Katharine Weymouth, publisher of the Washington Post, afraid of me?


How else to explain the fact that a moment ago when I tweeted (above) about her courageous sacking yesterday of her ill-starred 2008 choice for Washington Post Editorial Director — Marcus Brauchli, who'd just been canned from the Wall Street Journal by Rupert Murdoch — to lead her paper to the promised online land, only to have him begin an accelerated uncontrolled descent of the storied Post toward a crash and burn, I learned that she's blocked me (above and below) from following her on Twitter?


I'm flattered.

More like this, please.

What's doubly ironic and deliciously amusing to me is that Brauchli — whom I've derided and criticized all along as he's made one disastrous editorial decision after another — has no problem with me following him (below).


I guess in the corner office where Ms. Weymouth sits, dissent — especially from the long-time print subscriber peanut gallery (29+ years!) doesn't taste very good.

Good thing I'm not like those readers who cancel because they don't like the swimsuit issue.

Wait a sec....

Maybe I should send her a copy of my book so she could look at things in a quantum light.

Yeah, that'll work.

Gray Cat (below) —


get on it.

And make sure she's on the distribution list for an advance copy of "Think Like An Anesthesiologist."

November 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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i don't know - i think she probably saw the picture in your post - Gray Cat wins my heart by showing hers

Posted by: sherlock | Nov 15, 2012 2:26:31 AM

Dropped my dead-tree subscription to the sad, sinking, slimy, one-sided Washington Post two years ago -- and should have done it years ago.

Posted by: Clay | Nov 14, 2012 12:27:33 PM

umm, Joe. More likely explanation is that Brauchli signed up for Twitter, checked it out but didn't see a point and no longer check it - notice 0 tweets. Whereas, Weymouth - with a 1,000+ tweets - is definitely a regular user.

Posted by: Scott Jenkins | Nov 14, 2012 12:23:27 PM

You can tell a lot about a man from who his enemies are. This is a case of speaking truth to power and power throwing a hissy-fit. You should be flattered that she took the time to banish your electrons from her twitter stream. She has too much time on her hands and too much bile.

Ah, for the days of Katharine Graham & Ben Bradlee.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 14, 2012 11:06:46 AM

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