Skip to comments.I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict.
Posted on 06/30/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT by kristinn
As was the case every Halloween, on October 31, 1989, a couple of Washington Post reporters were sent to cover the festivities in Georgetown, where thousands of mostly white and affluent revelers partied through the night. I was dispatched to the other side of townPotomac Gardens, a rundown public housing project a mile east of the Capitol, where Mayor Marion Barry was scheduled to make nice with the residents. My job was to take notes and contribute a few paragraphs to an innocuous story about how Washingtonians celebrated the holiday.
I had already been to Potomac Gardens a handful of times to cover shootings during my first month at the Post, where I was on the night crime beat. The complex was a collection of boxy concrete buildings between three and six stories high, surrounded by a tall wrought-iron fence that reminded me of a penitentiary. At one crime scene near the project, I had overheard a street cop joke that the fence was there not to protect the residents but to keep the rest of the city safe from Gardens inhabitants. A violent drug crew operated in and near the housing complex. At night, it was a forbidding, dangerous place.
arrived early and staked out a spot at the edge of a concrete courtyard inside the complex. A few minutes later, a black Lincoln pulled up. A security man in a dark suit hopped out of the shotgun seat and opened the rear passenger door for the mayor. Barry stepped out and smoothed the lapels of his charcoal-gray suit coat.
Some people in the courtyard saw him and cried, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Mayor! and We love you, Marion! Barry smiled. He waved. He sauntered toward the courtyard.
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Well that explains a lot of things coming out of WaPo.
Sounds like “I Was a Communist for the FBI.”
“I was a Washington post reporter and a crack addict. But I repeat Myself.”
Good radio show. Used to listen to it on XM.
What a character he was. He even got noticed by Hillary. She once commented about some guy in a devil suit, LOL!
don’t they usually go hand-in-hand?
Nobody is surprised by these revelations
Raoul got under Hillary’s skin alright.
Dana Andrews did a good job in it. It was a well-produced show with good plots. ("Johnny Dollar" with Bob Bailey is still my favorite radio show.)
Philip Roth wrote a novel called "I Married a Communist," which was a good read. It was set in the 1940s and 50s. Supposedly it was also a veiled attack on his ex-wife Claire Bloom, in the person of the Communist's wife.
Wow, WAPO has come full circle. Now the Post reporters are living in Jimmy’s World.
Except for the whole destroying your life part.....it sounds wonderful.
Liberals are VERY forgiving of each other...
LOL. Good point.
That can cause you to have a complete lack of control and do anything humiliating for a buck... and being a crack addict can mess you up too.
“Johnny Dollar” with Bob Bailey is still my favorite radio show.”
I really like Dragnet, and I tell you who really holds up surprisingly well is Jack Benny.
I also like that show that’s sort of like Twilight Zone, just one-off stories, and often odd and Sci-Fi-ish. I CANNOT remember the name, this is going to annoy me!
Good to “see” you! I hope all is well in your world.
I have always assumed that any Washington < Bleep! > reporter was on hard drugs.