Fictitious ‘Washington Spectator’=WaPo?

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By Betsy Rothstein 

th_0307272419.jpgWaPo’s The Reliable Source has a health dose of realism about “The Room and the Chair,” a new book out by ex-WaPo scribe Lorraine Adams.

In a recent item, the gossip columnists wonder if Adams’s book was based on the Washington Post newsroom.

Chances are higher than high. In the book, a character named Janet Cooke (the reporter who invented a prize-winning story) is named — mysteriously — Janet Cooke. And the dead giveaway if you don’t yet get what’s going on here? The newspaper in her book forces a certain president to resign.

Adams isn’t fessing up – her lawyer won’t let her.

Read the full item here.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2010/02/lorraine_adams.html

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