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View Poll Results: Which paper do you prefer?
Washington Post 39 76.47%
Washington Times 7 13.73%
Washington City Paper 5 9.80%
Other 0 0%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I do not live in DC, but should be soon. Here in Milwaukee, I've heard more about the Washington Post. Never heard much about the Times, but it seems like that is also popular. Which Do you guys read, and which is the more popular paper in DC?

I've also seen the City Paper, which I've read a few times online. I like that it's a little different and has a nice Classified section to look for places to rent. However, I'm assuming that is isn't as popular.(I think it's only weekly?)
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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WaPo, but I don't have a subscription anymore, read it online and get the sunday edition. Read Express on the metro in the AM, free daily by WaPo.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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The Washington Times is the alternative daily from the Post in the sense that it comes from a politically conservative viewpoint.

The Post is more comprehensive, with more local coverage, restaurant reviews, magazine and so forth.

Although lately I do prefer the Times sports page over the Post.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: DMV/Bos/NYC?
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The CityPaper is a free local independent weekly paper, akin to the Village Voice in NYC, or the Chicago Reader. The Washington Post is on the same level as the New York Times, except that it is balanced with a local focus also. It also tends to lean to the center, or left of center (with some exceptions). The Washington Times is a smaller scale paper, and more conservative, which is one of the reasons that it doesn't get as much press as the Post.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Post, though you've got to keep in mind that it is left-leaning. As for classifieds, Craigslist is the way to go around DC for the most part.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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The Washingon Times is also owned by Sun Myung Moon
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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The Examiner is also here- it's a small, free, tabloid alternative to the Post. It also leans right but not as far as the Times does.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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The Post is considered to have a liberal bent, but more 'establishment liberal', although I find it's editorial page to be pretty balanced between liberal and conservative columnists. The Times is the local conservative paper, and it's sports and metro coverage is pretty good. The only thing that disturbs me about the Times is the fact that it is owned by the cultish Unification Church, the leader of which, the Reverend Sun Young Moon ("dear father"), believes himself to be the second coming of Christ. That alone creeps me out enough not to buy it.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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The Washingon Times is also owned by Sun Myung Moon
Odd but true.

I have a friend who used to be a reporter there and he told me the Unification Church never exercised any influence over content, for what it's worth.

I'll take it as a counterbalance to the Post, because looking around the country I'm seeing very few cities with two competing dailies. Plenty of big cities have their one newspaper that's just barely holding on. Very difficult business model this day in age.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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The Examiner is also here- it's a small, free, tabloid alternative to the Post. It also leans right but not as far as the Times does.
IMO, the Washington Examiner leans further to the right than the Washington Times does (i.e. ultra far to the right).
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