Sunday, March 20, 2016

Another example of WaPo suckosity...

Wanna another example of how the Washington Post really feels about the DMV visual art scene?

Mark Jenkins wrote this review (see   of a super interesting show at Glen Echo, among others, but the Post chose to publish it solely online.

Fortunately, I have a direct line to the newspaper's new owner, and as soon as he bought the paper, I complained to him about the WaPo's history of diminishing coverage of the area's visual arts.  He told me to compile some samples and feed it to him and to two other folks that he has "working" the WaPo.

This Jenkins example will make the list.

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