BREASTS IN THE NEWS  11:50 am January 20, 2011

WaPo Newsroom Upset Because Black Lady With Boobs Hosts WaPo Webcast

by Ken Layne

Suddenly it's controversial that the Washington Post is full of dumb boobs?America’s strangest joke of a newspaper is the Washington Post, an Onion-style bland suburban daily that seems to shrink deeper into itself each morning. With a news section full of utterly random paragraph-sized chunks from yesterday’s washingtonpost.com and a bizarre op-ed section featuring press releases submitted by the offices of politicians and the confused yammerings of senile embarrassments like Richard Cohen, the paper appears to be nothing less than an elaborate satire of Washington’s dull insularity and tunnel vision. But, according to accountants, it’s actually a very real cash drain on the Kaplan for-profit education scam company that owns the WaPo. So we are also subjected to endless humiliating attempts to make the paper “relevant” or “for the YouTube,” and the most recent effort goes where the Washington Post has rarely ventured before: to the black part of town — the black part of town with boobs, in fact.

We watched a few minutes of this amateurish video on Tuesday, we think, and almost posted something then, but we had second thoughts because who cares, right? Well, apparently, the entire white male staff of the Washington Post cares, a lot, because having this lady with her boobs doing a webcast is somehow going to erode the WaPo brand more than, oh, three decades of boot-licking journalistic mediocrity.

For details, we turn to Fishbowl DC, the unintentionally bizarre blog/cry for help about Washington media:

WaPo‘s editorial staff is anguished and angry over a new feature called “Post Now Video Cast” that the publication is touting. In it, Anqoinette Crosby anchors a newscast.

“Almost everyone thinks it sucks. It’s an absolute embarrassment. My God, have you seen her twin turbos? The dancing bears are rolling in their graves,” an inside source told FishbowlDC. Sources say the premier episode is a source of “teeth gnashing” in the newsroom and referred to the newscaster as “the chick with the boobs.”

Each day, Crosby (a.k.a. “AQ”) will report on a variety of news multiple times a day. Yesterday was the ice (hailed widely as a “piece of crap”). Today it’s the Chinese prez visiting the White House and AQ breaking it down. Though not as dominant as Day 1, the “girls” are on display and AQ is sporting tall, leather black boots.

Who writes like this? Oh, right. Anyway, people in the WaPo newsroom are so upset about this black lady having boobs and doing a webcast! Please, let’s bring dignity (and shriveled white weiners) back to the WaPo video offerings! Let’s bring back … Mouthpiece Theater. [Fishbowl DC]

 

Hola wonkerados.

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{ 123 comments }

Barbara_i January 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

Great story Ken. Thanks for the mammaries!

johnnymeatworth January 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Breast reporting ever!

Lascauxcaveman January 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm

He busted those WaPo wienies.

PsycWench January 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm

and I'm sure's glad to have gotten that off his chest. A real cup of kindness.

Crank_Tango January 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Jugs wait'll the Times hears about this–it surely cleaves the old gray lady eatin their dust. I don't wean to knock'er either, also boobies!

DoktorZoom January 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Nay, nay, let's have no more tittering over this.

Sophist/Glock Palin January 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

She has large tits.

…sorry, I'm not very good at this.

Gleem_McShineys January 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm

'Sup Bra!
That is udder nonsense! I am hear to teat'ch you NIPPLE TITTY MOTORBOAT BBBBBBB

yeah, me neither.

RayLewisOfNerds January 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

What better way to keep abreast of the day's events.

PsycWench January 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm

No doubt Ken finds your support uplifting. He has no doubt filled out as a reporter.

V572625694 January 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Turbos! That's a new one on me. The Youngs today have so much "sick" slang that I don't undersand. And by the way, your Capt Beefheart avatar is awesome.

LionelHutzEsq January 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

And, yet, somehow I was left feeling flat.

mereoblivion January 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

Angst-ridden asshats anguished and angry over Anqoinette? Astonishing. But she'll have the last laff: by 2017 "The Crosby Show" will be the #1 porncom on BET.

smokefilledroommate January 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Her cans'll look great for a split second in her Crosby Sweater.

harry_palmer January 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

They've got boobs writing the editorials, too. Not nearly as pleasant to look at.

Radiotherapy January 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

Oh brother, she can be my sister.

OneDollarJuana January 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

From the pic it looks like she's a typical female weather presenter. Young, attractive, and very soon to be pregnant (by her young husband, whom she loves dearly). Too bad for you old reporters, she isn't even seeing you as she walks by your desk.

SayItWithWookies January 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

After what most TV stations' news departments do to the English language every time they post a transcript of a story online, it's only fair that newspapers return the favor.

Texan_Bulldog January 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

WTH? Bet they wouldn't mind her 'twin turbos' if Anqoinette was giving them a lap dance. Seriously, Tamron Hall from MSNBC should go over there & beat the shit out of them.

ManchuCandidate January 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I'd rather fap to her than to Dana Milbank.

Brown sugar… just like a hot weather babe should.

Monsieur_Grumpe January 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

So Hooters is expanding into the news business. Seems like a logical progression.

freakishlywrong January 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Lots of boobs n' bears today. I like the "new civility"!

gullywompr January 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Me too also. No seriously – I really like it.

CalamityJames January 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Hide the boobs, but by all means promote the violent rhetoric spouted by some insane Wasillabilly half-term governor. I'm moving to France.

sati_demise January 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Its a sad, sad state of affairs here in the world of Hatespeech Media.

smokefilledroommate January 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Cloudy with a chance of boobies.

jim89048 January 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

It is feeling a bit nipply this morning…

Barbara_i January 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Because of the large front that moved in.

Lascauxcaveman January 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

That large warm front explains why I'm sweating a little and finding it slightly difficult to breathe.

cheaphits January 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I'm at a slightly lower elevation, but the overcast is impressive and those twin fronts could easily bring about the perfect storm..

mavenmaven January 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I for one welcome more newscaster of this sort. Would they be equally upset if it were a Megyn Kelly type, or is this more black person= SOCIALISM "We're taking our country back" type rallying cry every time someone non-blonde appears on the screen?

BornInATrailer January 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I want to go to there.

Name_Tag January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

i don't take a job unless there is somebody who can safely be referred to as 'the chick with boobs.'

some might say that's a risk in this economy. maybe, but i've got to stick to my principles.

Clancy_Pants January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Anqoinette Crosby? Bing's Essie Mae Washington-Williams?

BaldarTFlagass January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Well, and I'm only speaking for myself, I personally like boobs. Urban or not.

Lascauxcaveman January 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

The Urban Turbos would be a good name for a female soul group.

jqheywood January 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Here, here!

GOPCrusher January 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I'll go on the record and say that I'm a boob-friendly commenter.

SorosBot January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

It sounds like some people are upset that the cute chesty lady doesn't go for bitter, grouch, shriveled ancient white men.

Not_So_Much January 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I've been upset about this phenomenon for years. But I'm not retarded enough to make that opinion public.

crybabyboehner January 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Nice rack, but is she a card-carrying member of the White House Correspondents Association?

PresBeeblebrox January 21, 2011 at 12:39 am

Sure, like "Jeff Gannon of Talon News Service" had one.

WhatTheHeck January 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm

In weather-related news: A new front has moved in, much to the relief of many.

Barrelhse January 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Is that a ridge of high pressure in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

hagajim January 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

They could use her to do a story on the best breastesses in Texas…or something. But seriously "Anqoinette" what the hell kind of name is that? Some combination of Antionette and quinine? These urban folks come up with some muthafuckin' awesome names!

jim89048 January 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

On that, Bill Cosby would like a word with her parents.

V572625694 January 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Kwame Kilpatrick is down with that.

smokefilledroommate January 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

The 'q' makes it Frencher, klassier. Just be glad she didn't name her Aquanetta or LaTrina.

BeWoot January 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Oddly, my wife and I were wondering just this morning, why don't we ever meet anyone named Hezekiah?

Lascauxcaveman January 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

These jerks are coming out against boobs?

Next they'll be slanging Mom's Apple Pie and baseball.

MinAgain January 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

White men who don't like boobs? Go on. Pull the other one.

BTW did Wonkette spell Anqoinette's name incorrectly, or did her mother?

Barrelhse January 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm

"Marie" would have easier.

bureaucrap January 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Definitely more of a social benefit than a Kaplan prep course for your next urine test.

Serolf_Divad January 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Poeple like to make fun of the Washington Post, but remember: these are the guys who managed to lure William Kristol away from the New York Times Op Ed. page.

zhubajie January 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm

With a promise of a big-booby secretary?

sarjo January 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm

"the “girls” are on display and AQ is sporting tall, leather black boots"

Jesus, lady! You can't get taken seriously dressing like that! A serious intellectual like Sarah Palin would never try that crap!

sati_demise January 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I remember when Volker was outraged that a female reporter wore PURPLE instead of business grey/blue/black during an interview. Wish I could find that clip…….

SorosBot January 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

It is surprising that the Post hired this lady, since I thought being black, female or under 60 were all disqualifications for working there, and she's hit the trifecta.

DoktorZoom January 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I only watched one of those vids (OK, half of one) and I was far more annoyed by Ms. Crosby's wooden, over-enunciated delivery than her boob-having. It's a supremely vacuous little video news segment; if anyone at the Post is complaining, it should be about its essential pointlessness, not the anchor-lady's being a female lady who has the chestal accoutrements common to 50% of the population.

Not_So_Much January 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I don't think you're supposed to have the sound, or your pants, on when you watch.

guangho January 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Well I certainly didn't.

Lascauxcaveman January 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Oh, I don't know, Dr Z. I guess 50% the population wishes they had such accoutrements.

Come to think of it, the other half of the population wishes they did, too.

baconzgood January 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I don't understand? They got a weather bunny? I thought the weather bunny was manditory for any BROADcast (indeed pun intended). Is becuase she's a weather bunny or a black weather bunny. Don't tell me this woman isn't pissed working there knowing that sexual harassment lurks around every water cooler.

J Rbt. Oppenheiner January 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Something something Capital Weather Gang Bang something

LesBontemps January 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Close enough!

CrunchyKnee January 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I'd hit it.

occams8ball January 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Hailing icy crap? Sounds like journalizm to me.

SudsMcKenzie January 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I've been "Astronaut Jonesing" all morning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddD80NAmLJM

Radiotherapy January 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

WaPo, WaPo, WaPo, WaPo, WaPo, WaPo.

Gleem_McShineys January 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

The extra syllable slack-in-your-wack is probably due to high Richard Cohen exposure. It is pretty much to be expected.

Hera Sent Me January 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Washington Post staff are humiliated by being associated with a lovely, busty woman? That's like Teabaggers being humiliated because somebody in their group has all his original teeth.

VinnyThePooh January 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Love your name.
-Huge BSG fan.

deanbooth January 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I hope that the buried dancing and rolling dead bears aren't pandas.

NorthStarSpanx January 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I'd hazard a guess, 36 DD? Lovely.

PeaceWithHonor January 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm

First off, when did tits become a bad thing?

On a more personal note: Say Hu Jintao again. Say it. Say it. More breathy. Yes.

V572625694 January 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm

The Washington Post is about war against Israel's enemies, and whatever detracts from that detracts from its value to the Neocon tribe.

Oh, and also Dr Gridlock stories about traffic jams on the routes between editors' homes and the office. Lotsa that traffic stuff.

Oh, and Gene Weingarten, who lost his funny when he gained his name. He should change it to Herblock — he's that worn out.

And there's one more incredibly valuable piece of content in WaPo: everything Robin Givhan writes. Is she gone yet?

SorosBot January 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Now the Post does have some good opinion writers, such as Eugene Robinson and um, um… no pretty much just him.

OneTrueLiberal January 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Franklin was very puzzled as to why our fellow TrueLiberal Wonketteers would be so titillated by a post about a woman's breasts.

But after I explained to Franklin that our male TrueLiberal colleagues had never had sexual relations, and were unlikely to have sexual relations, with a woman, he understood.

Cordially,

Eleanor

teebob2000 January 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Boy, there's the lezzy kettle calling the pot "homo"…

Lascauxcaveman January 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Just say "Tits or GTFO, Eleanor."

bitchincamaro2 January 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Hey. Buttsecks counts, fuckface.

Guppy06 January 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Far be it for me to claim expert knowledge on the subject, but I'm confident in saying that most, if not all, "chicks" do have "boobs."

Wadisay January 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

If they don't like her delivery, why can't they just turn the volume down?

teebob2000 January 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Needz fewr buttons.

BlueStateLibel January 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Yeah, like they all wear burkas on Faux News–half of those "news anchor" chicks dress like they're going on a hot date. A hot date with the fat slobs who watch them.

randcoolcatdaddy January 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

They were hoping for a chick with d**k instead.

Tundra Grifter January 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

But it would have been ok if she'd just posed for a photo with the new governor of Alabama?

Weenus299 January 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Hoot! Ollie Williams she aint.

Weenus299 January 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

O/T whatever the fuck happened to Rita Cosby?

smokefilledroommate January 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

She finally turned into a man.

politics_nerd January 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

( . ) ( . )

LesBontemps January 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm

The only thing wrong with these videos is they haven't gotten to the pr0n part yet. Does WaPo really think anyone watches on-line videos for news?

SaintRond January 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Jesus, they aren't that big!!!

moralturpentine January 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Countdown to (another) sexual harrassment lawsuit againt Richard Cohen in 3…2…1…

__kth__ January 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Guaran-fucking-tee you that if that pretty lady's name were merely Antoinette, they wouldn't be nearly as upset. But that 'q' for the first 't' screams, like unto a Drudge siren, "what an uppity black woman her mother must have been" to the crotchety white assholes that the WaPo newsroom is full of.

jim89048 January 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

They'd probably spell this joint wonquette, right?

Buckminster January 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Ed Murrow is rolling in his grave.

doxastic January 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm

"Hey asshole, eyes up here," seems applicable to the Washington Post as a whole.

MozakiBlocks January 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

When they say "tits or GTFO", they ain't kidding.

Fuck Toad January 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

"Twin turbos"? I think their "inside source" is a 90-year-old homosexual.

Extemporanus January 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I have four words for the very, very urban WaPo: Tamron. Fucking. Hall. Beeyotch.

Check out Chuck checkin' her out — dude's looks like he's about to jizz all over his own goatee. Again.

guangho January 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?a

I have just discovered that WaPo is the best thing about modern day journalism.

EdFlintstone January 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Has Richard Cohen harassed her yet?

donner_froh January 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

"referred to the newscaster as “the chick with the boobs.”

By David Broder, "the boob with the keyboard".

GOPCrusher January 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm

There was sound with that video?

american__mutt January 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I've got a new coworker just like that: black chick with boobs. I ain't complainin'

bonncaruso January 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Why would anyone be uncomfortable with this woman. She has beautiful breasts. Wow.

alaninthecastro January 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Terrorist chest bumps.

glamourdammerung January 20, 2011 at 5:40 pm

So the WaPo staff discovered "girl cooties".

That seems about right given their demonstrated level of development.

WriteyWriterton January 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm

This whole thread gets a W-11. Film at 8 (over Broder's age-encrusted eyes).

VinnyThePooh January 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Um, excuse me.

transfatz January 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Must. Concentrate. On. Weather. Map. Concentrate. On. Weather. Map.

fuflans January 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm

anguished? ANGUISHED?

what sensitive wapo boys are now the new emo?

blow me.

zhubajie January 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

What's wrong with boobs? The kind on a woman's chest? The other kind, WaPo has too many of, anyway.

LetUsBray January 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Capital knockers, Ma'am!

Negropolis January 21, 2011 at 12:13 am

OMG! A woman with breasts! Them's called WMD in the newsroom.

White men threatened by busty black lady's sexuality? In other news, the sky is blue.

transfatz January 21, 2011 at 3:24 am

As a card carrying pasty-face I must say that, for me, this requires a re-definition of the word "threatened".

slowhansolo January 21, 2011 at 1:08 am

This is good news for Eugene Robinson.

transfatz January 21, 2011 at 3:12 am

Only 26463 Views. Positive proof that the intellectuals at Wonkette are not overly interested in boobs.

DCHatesMe January 21, 2011 at 3:19 am

26491 Views? Is Wonkette now being flooded by porn bots and 12 year olds?

__kth__ January 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Also, they don't need a newslady, they can just let Chrith Thilitha do the webcasts…

Come here a minute January 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I don't understand the fuss — much like a journalist with a face for radio, she's got the perfect screen presence for print media.

Jukesgrrl January 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

But when their boss left his wife for that genius Sally Quinn back when they were all young stuff, that was OK because she's a blonde with a name they can spell.

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