Wash 'Times' Continues to Lead the Pack in Hilariously Unprofessional Behavior, General Nuttiness
Working at the Washington Times sounds about twice as fun as any other media gig we can think of. Whether your boss is threatening violence:
Then, I'm told by people present, Coombs went ballistic, slammed his hands on the table and shouted at Jones to do the story the way Coombs demanded, "before I jump up on this table and smack you down."
Or assigning stories for hilariously insane reasons:
In the discussion with colleagues on The Washington Times foreign desk, editor Jones said: "The reason we are running this story is that Coombs thinks all the aborted girls means that Indian men will be immigrating to the United States to marry our girls." That is an exact quote, what Jones told his colleagues on the foreign desk.
Clearly the Washington Times is setting a standard for newsroom wackiness not seen since the heady days of Lou Grant. Plus perverts! We have already sent them our resume.
UNHINGED [George Archibald]