The Washington Post is reporting today that its crosstown rival, the Washington Times, may soon come under new ownership as executives attempt to unload the paper which recently lost much of its funding from the family of Reverend Sun Myung Moon. The Times is currently speaking with interested parties about “purchasing or partnering” with it, according to one board member. The attempt to sell comes after massive staff cuts last December.
As executives deal with selling the paper, the staff has been left to deal with an even scarier problem. “There was a three-foot-long black snake in the main conference room the other day,” reporter Julia Duin told the Post. “We have snakes in the newsroom — the real live variety, at least.”