Press: No. 2 And Trying Harder : The Washington Times

Trying Harder The Washington Times bags a politician, but can it win respect?

Just like an eager young hunter, the Washington Times is proud of its first big trophy: Congressman Barney Frank, whom the paper bagged in a story two months ago about a male-prostitution scandal. The paper followed up that scoop two weeks ago with claims that Frank and other Congressmen used the private House of Representatives gymnasium for sexual frolics. Though editor in chief Arnaud de Borchgrave bristles at the notion that the Times is turning to tabloid-style journalism to make its mark in the nation's capital, he slyly promises "more to come." Some Washingtonians may take that as a threat.


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