Unsolicited advice for Jim Brady upon starting a D.C. news site for the owner of Politico.

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Oct. 29 2009 5:56 PM

Unsolicited Advice for Jim Brady

Upon starting a local news site in D.C. for the owner of Politico.

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My unsolicited advice to Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli is this: Sports hasn't been a dish best served the morning after for a long time. If you want to kill Brady's sports-centric D.C. site before it gets a chance to hatch, have your sports editor to do for sports what Politico has done for politics by expanding Politico's motto, "Win the morning, win the afternoon," to "Win every goddamn minute of the day."

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I think it's a good plan, but will Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei screw it all up by convincing Allbritton to make the Green Bay Packers the site's home team? But given the screwedupitness of the Redskins team, that might not be such a bad idea! Damn you, VandeHei, and all of your Dutch, cheese-eating relatives! Send damnation letters to me at slate.pressbox@gmail.com and listen to me make gas music from Jupiter on my Twitter feed. (E-mail may be quoted by name in "The Fray," Slate's readers' forum; in a future article; or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

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