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Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks

As many media types know, WaPo‘s premier gossip column, The UnReliable Sources as we’ve come to call them, are the town’s slowpokes. This afternoon they publish the “news” of MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts wedding to Patrick Abner. Roberts is the first national anchor to wed a same-sex partner. Of course, it’s not news. It’s also not Washington — it’s New York. The wedding was Saturday and has already been reported in the Daily Mail, Mediaite, HuffPost, BuzzFeed and more.

So why not report it Tuesday?

Maybe they figure gossip is like weather, it starts elsewhere and moves here a day or two later. Or maybe this is one of the reasons why Washington D.C. gossip sucks.

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