The Party's Over
February 24, 2010 5:45 PM Subscribe
Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli confirms
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that Sally Quinn's column
, "The Party," will no longer be featured in the print edition of the newspaper, after Quinn used her precious ink to inexplicably air a conflict she had with a family member who scheduled their daughters wedding to conflict with her son's own wedding.
Known derisively among liberal bloggers as "Queen of The Village," Quinn is the self-styled arbiter of D.C. etiquette, and her column has long been a vehicle to dictate what she feels is proper conduct in the nation's capital. She is known to have nursed a serious grudge against Bill and Hillary Clinton because the latter declined a party invitation.
Her journalistic track record is marked by serious errors and distortions
, but even with her latest misstep, The Post
doesn't feel compelled to fire her. According to Brauchli, "Sally and I have agreed that the column will return to what had been its original focus on faith, family and entertaining and will appear online at "On Faith," a section of washingtonpost.com that Sally guides."
: Inside the messy collapse of a great newspaper, from The New Republic.