Self-hating sellout editorials like this make a lot more sense when you realize it's the same paper that hired one Mr. Andres Martinez.
(WaPo editorial board = condescending assholes who fear women because women are ladies with scary lady parts)
He's the editorialist who writes something really boring called, I swear, Stumped. And who has apparently been stalking a D.C. woman who somehow failed to understand how much of a "cruel whore" she was. So Martinez invented a false identity and emailed threats to her and her friends and her family for a few months.
(A guy who writes a mostly stupid, but also wonkish and horribly boring column, acted so stabby that his former girlfriend finally took out a restraining order on him)
The sickest part is that his resume made me so jealous. In D.C., being a prestigious SENIOR fellow with three degrees from three separate top schools (two ivies and Stanford!) is like if you were - to put it in real world terms - say, a starlet who stole Brad from Angie and then dumped him for George.
Oh wait. That's not the real world either. Dammit. *
(If this guy were poor and lived in the Midwest, he'd have to report this "incident" on every application for Denny's. But this is D.C. and he's one of our stars).
Anyway. Everyone I know wants to be this guy - maybe minus the impending civil suit. Although now his career is as blown as... oh... I don't know... Bill O'Reilly's? We all know getting caught being a bizarro asshole could completely destroy your credibility in this town. **
(No one cares if you are mean to women, as long as you don't cheat on your wife).
Given his enthusiasm and talent for playing the victim, I suspect he'll be fine. Wounded but courageous in the face of this harpy's unaccountable refusal to continue sleeping with him, he'll carry on as a card-carrying member of the ruling class.
(And no one cares if you have a restraining order against you, as long as you went to at least one Ivy).
How much do you want to bet that the Post editorial page eventually, probably quite soon in fact, runs something like, "Why are women so dumb and MEAN that I have to PUNISH THEM?" (But it won't be sexist because they'll get a girl to write it).
(So. Yeah. WaPo editorial board = condescending assholes who fear women because women are ladies with scary lady parts)