Washington Post Pwned By Ex-Posties

Two years ago, two of the Washington Post's political reporters urged the paper to start a separate political website. The paper turned them down, and those two guys-John Harris and Jim Vandehei-left the Post and launched Politico.com. Now, the Post has decided it does want to launch a separate political site. But! There was a SLIGHT PROBLEM.

When the Post went to get their preferred domain name, PostPolitics.com, they found out that it was already owned-by Politico. So the Post had to pay Politico $20,000 to get the name back.

That moment was probably the closest that John Harris has ever come to exclaiming "Boo-ya, bitches."

[Washington CP via The Slog]