Surprise: Crowd cheers for Obama at Washington Post building; Flashback: WaPo reporter noted cheering in 2005
posted at 3:39 pm on January 15, 2009 by Allahpundit
From today’s pool report. Sounds like a dinner party at George Will’s house.
After three and a half hours at his transition office, PEOTUS obama took another 6 minute ride through washington, arriving at 157 pm at the nondescript soviet-style building at 15th and L street that houses the washington post.
Around 100 people–Post reporters perhaps?–awaited PEOTUS’s arrival, cheering and bobbing their coffee cups.
Pool is holding in a van outside, while Mr obama does his washington post interview, and will exercise enormous restraint by ending report before saying what really thinks about this turn of events.
At first I thought she was describing people in the neighborhood who’d gotten wind that he was coming and assembled outside the building to clap him on in. But note that last bit; sounds like the reporter — who works for the Times, do note — thinks the crowd is connected to the Post. Was the crowd actually inside the lobby, or is she just throwing a stink bomb at a competitor?
Update: Like I say, plausible.
“Too often, we wear liberalism on our sleeve and are intolerant of other lifestyles and opinions,” an editor working for the Washington Post’s Sunday “Book World” section charged in a contribution to a daily internal critique of the newspaper quoted by Howard Kurtz on Monday. Marie Arana disclosed that “if you work here, you must be one of us. You must be liberal, progressive, a Democrat. I’ve been in communal gatherings in The Post, watching election returns, and have been flabbergasted to see my colleagues cheer unabashedly for the Democrats.”