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WaPo Misses Teen Rape Story: The Big Question is Why?

Last week a variety of news outlets reported that a teenage girl was raped by an Uber driver and that it was caught on tape due to surveillance cameras at a family’s northwest Washington home. The home, situated in an affluent neighborhood mere blocks from the National Cathedral in Cleveland Park, is nearby to where WaPo CEO Don Graham used to live.

And yet, guess which hometown publication had NOTHING on it? If you guessed WaPo, you’d be right. So much for local news. Right, Marty Baron, who is apparently crazy for local news, doesn’t start until January 2, 2013.

The order of reportage is as follows: The news first broke on a Cleveland Park listserv and was then reported by Popville, which covers D.C., on Dec. 14 at 3:50 p.m. Washington City Paper ran a story that same day at 7 p.m. but gave no credit to Popville. A site known as Nibletz also ran something that day — no specific time stamp. NBC Washington waited until that following Monday, a gargantuan three days after Popville, to run anything. They, too, gave no credit to the previous publications that had stories.

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Media Types Get Wings at Art of Can Opening

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If you weren’t at the opening of the W Hotel last Thursday, you might have been at Union Station with TWT‘s Stephanie Green, WaPo‘s Fritz Hahn, Wash Life‘s Alannah Wells, Jade Floyd, WaPo‘s Jessica Dawson, Washingtonian‘s Kyle Jameson and Pamela’s Punch writer Pamela Sorensen. They are just a few of the media types that were at the opening of the Red Bull Art of Can exhibit.

Want to check out the 8-foot octopus, 14-foot bull, donkey, elephant or the Red Bull-inspired can-can costume for yourself? Check it out now through October 19th at Union Station during regular operating hours.

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Washington Life video of the Bull bash after the jump.

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