Howard Kurtz drops this nugget in a piece analyzing the Washington Times’ fall: “the Times is also doing selective hiring, such as doubling the size of what is now a six-person investigative team under veteran reporter Jerry Seper.”

We’re told that the very first question interviewees at The Times are asked is “Do you have any concerns about the paper’s leadership?” And this was a policy in place even before the shakeup/armed guards roaming the building craziness in November.

Anyway, take that as you like.