Friday, November 4, 2011

Post Editor Rants at Clement for Being 'Anti-Growth'

Hey, Yupette,

Think Patricia Sullivan's article in yesterday's Post Metro section was biased towards the County Board incumbents running for re-election? Post Editor Lee Hockstader, who's on the Post's Editorial Board, ranted for fifteen minutes at County Board candidate Audrey Clement last night for being "anti-growth."

Hockstader would not let Audrey explain she's not anti-growth but wants the County Board to carefully evaluate the potential effects of future mega-development on neighborhoods like Crystal City before actual planning begins.

The Washington Post Company has generated considerable anger among Alexandria residents who recently learned that the Post engaged in secret negotiations with the City of Alexandria over mega-development of its warehouse properties on the Alexandria waterfront.

Appears that the Post's Editorial Board had its mind made up long ago about any political candidate who, for any reason, opposes unrestricted high density growth inside the Beltway.

15th Street

17 Comments:

At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous D.C. blogger said...

Same Post Editorial Board that's waged a jihad against Vince Gray for the past three years over his opposition to massive gentrification.

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous I don't read the Post said...

Can you say: "corrupt crony capitalism"?

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington County Board = welfare for the wealthy + corporate welfare

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look what the Post's Editorial Board did to Vince Gray for having the audacity to run against Adrian "Total Gentrification" Fenty.

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, FYI, Warren Buffett and Melinda Gates no longer serve on the Board of the Washington Post Company...current Board members are mostly retired-CEO geezers and geezettes.

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only corporate board of directors that's worse than the Washington Post Company's is Ford Motor Company's.

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's Don Graham gonna do when Warren Buffett passes on to the Big Monopoly Game in the Sky?

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rename the company "Kaplan Information Services"?

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question has to be asked...who is running the Washington Post Company? Same group of corporate pirates who run the Arlington County Board?

 
At 04 November, 2011 , Anonymous xyz123 said...

No, it's a different group of corporate pirates.

 
At 05 November, 2011 , Anonymous Advisory Commission Member said...

Clement believes that the County doesn't need more 'Smart Growth', it needs 'Smarter Growth', acknowledging and measuring the full cost of development on Arlington's neighborhoods, taxpayers, transportation, housing, schools, and the environment.

 
At 05 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's a shame about the Post Company's Board of Directors. Ford is worse. Both companies should be doing much better.

 
At 05 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What 'Smart Growth' reminds me of is Johannesburg South Africa, circa 1975, when I lived there a few months while working for a shipping company.

 
At 05 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Montgomery County did an economic analysis of mega-development twenty years ago. Results? Whatever taxes and fees accrue to a jurisdiction as the result of mega-development are more than offset by public infrastructure and public services costs.

 
At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post Reporter Patricia Sullivan, who gave Audrey Clement the third degree about growth in Northern Virginia, doesn't live in Northern Virginia.

 
At 06 November, 2011 , Anonymous 15th Street said...

Lee Hockstader and Patricia Sullivan both live in D.C.

 
At 07 November, 2011 , Anonymous Postie said...

Patricia Sulllivan is so ignorant about Northern Virginia it's appalling. She writes what she is told to write.

 

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