Talk:The Washington Post

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Didn't Washington Star Publish Daily from 1850s?[edit]

Article states the Post was the first DC paper to publish daily. Didn't the Evening Star publish on a daily basis going back to the Civil War? Walt Whitman commented that he first became aware of the assasination of Lincoln from that source.Tom Cod

Introduction of color[edit]

The article states that the first color photo on the front page was used on January 28th 1999, however there is no mention of what the image was. I believe this would be interesting information, and it must be available somewhere. My memory was that the photo was one of the first images from the Hubble telescope, however the Hubble_Space_Telescope article clearly proves the weakness of my memory.

--- If my memory is correct, science writer John Schwartz told me that the article featuring my work was the first color photo in the Post. I would like to verify this, but not sure how. It must be one of the early photos at least. This is the reference: "Flickering on the CAVE Walls, Reality in Another Dimension" Nov 28, 1994 --Rgillilan (talk) 17:23, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm interested in reading the difference in orientation between the Post and the New York Times..[edit]

Despite the article's emphasis on the Post's conservativism, as a general reader, I feel the Post often has a progressive edge over NYT. I can't pinpoint it, but it's the general impression I receive from reading the Post's article. I'm interested in reading the comparison between the two ..(even though of course the Post doesn't seem to have as much resources as NYT). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yayoikoi (talkcontribs) 12:43, 20 September 2011 (UTC)


THere is no difference between the NYT and the Wash Post. From this article you'll get the usual wikipedia tripe though. The section on the WashPo's political bias is about 2/3rds filled with examples of their conservatism, lol. Another joke of an article by a joke of a website. 107.36.49.129 (talk) 19:06, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Washington Post has always been -- and remains, even by the admission of its own ombudsman --a liberal paper. For the Post to get excited about any abuse of power, a Republican needs to be in the White House. With a Democrat in the White House, the Post is content because it is in ideological accord. Of course, if any such change were made to note this in the article, it would simply be dubbed sabotage and instantly reverted to the usual liberal viewpoint. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.97.69.229 (talk) 15:21, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Capital Weather Gang[edit]

Hi. Does a mention of Capital Weather Gang make sense in this article? If so, maybe we could have a redirect from Capital Weather Gang to a blogs section in the article. Thoughts? --MZMcBride (talk) 02:08, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Its first-ever front page advertisement???[edit]

Didn't Kay Graham state in her memoir that when her father bought the Post at an auction sale, it had routinely published ads on the front page??? Perhaps research is needed here.johncheverly 05:02, 10 February 2013 (UTC)