You know it, you’ve read it, heck, you probably read it every Thursday! It’s not the Bible, but it’s pretty darn close. Our Partner feature this week is the one, the only, Washington City Paper. Boom-chaka-laka, oh how we love thee. They are an encyclopedia of knowledge for my three favorite things: food, arts and entertainment, and free stuff. AW YEAH.
If you’ve lived in DC longer than four and a half minutes and don’t read the City Paper, you better start now. Their Promotions Newsletter tells you how you can get free stuff (like 9:30 Club tickets, among other fabulous things), their Art Desk Blog gives the best entertainment advice, and their Best of DC Voting Poll let’s you decide what in DC is rockin’, and what, well.. isn’t.
Seriously though, this is the Washington City Paper we’re talking about! If you enjoy being publicly shunned by an entire city, I suggest never reading it. Otherwise, get out there and get to know our dear, dear friend: Washington City Paper!
We second the endorsement of public shaming for failure to read WCP.
Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, is having a bad year. First, undercover video operative James O’Keefe caught him on tapehalf-heartedly discussing how to commit voter fraud…while acting as the field director for his dad’s campaign. Now Moran’s taken a more criminal turn, pleading guilty earlier today to allegedly beating up his girlfriend outside a Columbia Heights bar.
Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th St. bar The Getaway around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend’s head into the bar’s metal trash can cage.
After the attack, police described Moran’s girlfriend as “bleeding heavily from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen.” One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.
Moran was arrested for felony domestic violence assault, but pleaded the charge down to simple assault today. He was sentenced to probation.
In a statement to Washington City Paper, Rep. Moran described his son and his girlfriend as “good kids.”
“I hope their privacy will be respected,” the congressman said. “They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation behind them.”