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Money Crunch? WaPo Ladies Room Out of Soap

Everyone knows times are hard in the journalism industry but we sincerely hope it hasn’t gotten so bad over at WaPo that the publication is saving money by skimping on restroom supplies.

FBDC obtained an internal email from the newsroom yesterday indicating that at least one of its women’s restrooms was out of soap.

“[FYI], the ladies’ room on the fifth floor (near the 15th street elevators) is out of soap. i’m trying to see if someone can replenish supplies,” the email, from an anonymous source, said.

First WaPo was offering buyouts to newsroom employees. Now this?

“I cannot speak for the availability of hand soap in the women’s restrooms here,” WaPo‘s media reporter Erik Wemple told us. “In the restrooms that I use, hand-soap availability can be a touch spotty, but I hadn’t even given it a second thought till I received this e-mail. Stay on this!”

We will, Wemple. We will.

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