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Posties Exchange Zingers

In this month’s Washingtonian Post Watch, Harry Jaffe looks at investigator Sue Schmidt, the new ‘Skins reporter Howard Bryant, and also has a funny little tiff between Howard Kurtz and Jonathan Yardley.

Evidently the narrow-minded Yardley was none too pleased with Kurtz’s glowing profile of the NYT’s Maureen Dowd, so he fired off a nasty-gram: “Why, exactly, is the Washington Post giving a fat, wet kiss to a columnist for the New York Times? Isn’t that our competition?”

Kurtz eventually hits back with this: “Jonathan is much too smart and too discerning a critic to hold this view, so I can only conclude he didn’t have a chance to think it through.”

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