Report: Chaos in WaPo Newsroom as Executive Editor Leaves: 'I Can't Sugarcoat It Anymore'

Report: Chaos in WaPo Newsroom as Executive Editor Leaves: ‘I Can’t Sugarcoat It Anymore’

Is it darkness yet?

I ask that seemingly ungrammatical question because, for years, The Washington Post has assured us that “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” That slogan was adopted in February 2017, just one month after Donald Trump took office as America’s 45th president. No coincidence or anything.

Democracy has not died in the intervening years, but things have indeed gotten very dark around the Post’s newsroom. Deprived of the outsized importance the capital’s paper of record was lent by #TheResistance during the Trump years, the paper was shedding readers and bleeding money at an alarming rate — so bad, in fact, that Post rival The New York Times did an eye-opening piece about the WaPo’s finances last July, estimating that the paper might lose $100

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