The Washington City Paper, read by tens of people across DC, is working on a lengthy story about National Journal investigative reporter Murray Waas. We don’t cover the CP too much, on account of not reading it too much, but when the following email exchange showed up in our inbox, we had to reconsider.
It slightly concerns this amusing story from the summer, in which an anonymous blogger (of no great import) reported on CP editor Eric Wemple’s troubles with his next-door neighbors, a pet spa. It involved literal shit-slinging and the employment of biometrics.
Naturally, CP reporter Jason Cherkis was deployed to “out” an anonymous blogger who doesn’t really have anything to do with Murray Waas.
After the jump, learn how legitimate journalistic organizations use their mighty powers of investigation to ineptly try to figure out who writes local blogs, with reporter Cherkis and former Waas assistant Bryan Keefer.
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