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TWT's Liberal Roots May be Showing - Posted July 8, 2013
With heavy changes underway at TWT and today's announcement that John Solomon's full power at the paper will be restored, it's a valuable exercise to review how things were before w... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's Solomon Wins FBDC Truthiness Award - Posted January 14, 2013
If "John Solomon Sour Grapes Syndrome" were in the DSM as a psychological disorder, it might be described like this: The affliction occurs when you try to bullshit or smear a reporter so much that you no longer grasp fact from fiction. John Solomon... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Head Honchos Struggle to Catch Leakers - Posted January 8, 2013
Well, this is awkward. The Washington Times management is putting thumb screws to the staff to get them to rat out the leakers to FishbowlDC. On the table for consideration: calling each staffer in one by one to ask if they have any knowledge of the leaking. As we already know, Chairman... [FishbowlDC]

Depressing Update: TWT Newsroom Uses Charlie Brown to Cope With Impending Layoffs - Posted December 12, 2012
Facing impending layoffs, TWT employees have taken to displaying depressing Charlie Brown Christmas trees in their offices to express the "Bah humbug" lack of holiday spirit in the building. A quote from the Charlie Brown Christmas special has been internally re-attributed to current TWT chairma... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Beefs Up Security, E-mail, Phone Surveillance Amid Impending Layoffs - Posted December 11, 2012
The Washington Times has bulked up security at the building and hired new guards. Security in the main lobby last week shifted from one guard to three, with another patrolling the parking lot. The reasoning? Sources tell FishbowlDC it's the impending layoffs. The company consistently beefs up security before layoffs,... [FishbowlDC]

TWT President Announces His Own Promotion - Posted October 16, 2012
With the resignation of Douglas Joo, Tom McDevitt, formerly President of TWT, is now Chairman of the publication and its Board of Directors. Jo... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Prez Calls for Prayers: Rev. Myung Moon in Critical Condition in Seoul - Posted August 16, 2012
TWT employees are on pins and needles as they've only recently learned that Rev. Myung Moon, the founder of the paper, is in critical condition.The 93-year-old is in intensive care in a hospital in Seoul, Korea with symptoms of pneumonia. TWT President ... [PRNewser]

John Solomon Officially Out At TWT - Posted November 13, 2009
John Solomon, who's been missing at The Washington Times since the shake-up on Monday, has officially resigned, effective Nov. 6. But when Jonathan Slevin moved up to acting president and publisher on Monday (the 9th, if you're keepi... [MediaJobsDaily]

TWT Staff Meeting at 11:30 AM - Posted November 9, 2009
Another heaping helping of the piping hot casserole of crazy coming out of The Washington Times this morning: After a press release and a memo about the press release were issued in reference to TWT's major management overhaul, an email ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT Eliminates Merit Raises - Posted April 21, 2009
In an email to The Washington Times staff this morning, president and publisher Tom McDevitt announced an elimination of merit raises, saying the paper is not immune to "economic forces." A longtime reporter we spoke to said this was "better than getting laid off or having a 15 percent pay cut. It's... [FishbowlDC]

More Washington Times News - Posted June 15, 2007
An internal email sent from Washington Times President Tom McDevitt, obtained by FishbowlDC: Dear Washington Times Colleagues: I am happy to share more details of the exciting plans for the future growth in distribution and influence of The Washington Times. This week and next we are launching 13 Task Forces staffed with close to... [FishbowlDC]

TWT 25 Bash Updates - Posted May 18, 2007
From a source: Tom McDevitt announced after the fire alarm that it was set off by someone smoking in a hallway. Some observers, without proof or confirmation, speculated the culprit was TWT assistant National editor Stacy McCain, who is rarely seen without a cigarette. No announcements last night concerning the future leadership of... [FishbowlDC]