Saturday, September 28, 2013
Wa$h Po$t Going Away Gift to Alexandria: Mega-Development of the Waterfront
News from Alexandria is that mega-infill is going ahead on the waterfront and the Washington Post Corporation announced it sold Robinson Terminal to JBG and EYA, to be developed into a waterfront hotel, luxury housing, and other yupscale residential and commercial. Alexandria's First Developer, Mayor Euille, was elated of course. Who cares if there's already a Tysons-on-the-Potomac at National Harbor? Not Bill Euille and his corporate cronies.
A big going away gift from the Washington Post Corporation, which will shortly change it's name to -- what? --- and get out of the newspaper business. Post Corporation that funds its money-losing newspaper with profits from its Kaplan "fleece the sheeple" educational subsidiary, re-elects Don Graham's pet incumbents based on endorsements written by summer interns, and never saw an African American who wasn't in some way dysfunctional. Can Jeff Bezos do worse as the Post media owner? Stay tuned.