2 FCNP Rivals Stop Short of Truth

Coincidentally, in the past few weeks, articles about two Falls Church News-Press columnists appeared in rival D.C.-area publications, the Washington Post and the Washington Examiner, that both failed to mention the columnists work with the News-Press.

Patricia Sullivan’s Post piece about Tom Whipple on June 30, “How a Retiree Became a Political Publisher,” failed to note that Whipple launched his career as a “peak oil” expert with his column in the News-Press beginning in 2004 and continuing to the present.

Paul Beddard’s Examiner piece about legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas on May 27, “Report: Press Threw Helen Thomas Under Bus to Save Its Reputation,” falsely reported that following a 2010 dust up over controversial remarks by Thomas, she retired. In fact, Thomas was hired by the News-Press to continue her weekly column in January 2011, which she filed for publication diligently every week for over a year.