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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Postman Leaving the Seattle Times

posted by on September 4 at 22:30 PM

This is sad news to end the night on—at least for us and the local journalism world. David Postman, Chief Political Reporter for the Seattle Times, is leaving after 14 years at the paper.

I’ll have more to say on this tomorrow. It’s a big loss. But in the meantime, if you want one small measure of how central Postman is to the political discussion in this state, go to our homepage and type his name into our little search box. You’ll see that he gave us a lot to chew on. (And you’ll also see that he’s one of those rare and special Timesmen who has his own Stranger author archive.)

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So where's he going to?

Posted by PC | September 4, 2008 10:56 PM

He always rang twice.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 4, 2008 10:59 PM

interesting that (at 1) his "soft landing" location isn't included in eli's post. Postman's going to Vulcan. His blog headline: "Another One Bites the Dust." Yeah, the Paul Allen assdust. Thanks Postman for always calling it like it is. Good luck doing so with your new boss.

Posted by eli? | September 4, 2008 11:25 PM

up the ladder of Seattle dreams
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ - more

tons more for the same hours, how rational is that, bigger house, new car, more babies

I found his style flat and most of his info too general and already reported - ho hum - must have bought a lot of drinks for his pals

Posted by Adam | September 5, 2008 4:36 AM

Westerneat saw the light, as in, the exurbian rng surrounding Seattle is going Republican and Postman decided to hightail it to more Lib climates.

Posted by John Bailo | September 5, 2008 6:28 AM

The fulcrum of my life is leaving. Oh no. Whatever will I do? All of those memories of not reading anything he's written are fading away. Gone. Lost forever. I don't know if I can handle this.

I'm writing a book about this right now. It's called I Have Nothing to Show For the Last 14 Years. There will be two sentences dedicated to how Mr. Postman does--followed by childish ridicule and "I don't fucking care"'s, 320 pages of how much I love myself hidden in the cozy confines of self-depreciation, and 1 page of citation. I'm gonna make millions.

But seriously. Shame.

Posted by Mr. Eop | September 5, 2008 8:46 AM

Too bad. I was looking forward to his Palin commentary. I don't agree with everything David Postman writes, but I respect his encyclopedic knowledge of northwest politics. The man knows his shit, and to me, he represents the old-school tradition of journalists: reporters who got where they are by persistence, knowledge and scrappiness as opposed to a fancy journalism degree from a fancy school.

Posted by Kalakalot | September 5, 2008 9:34 AM

He gave the lefty wonks a lot to chew on.

Unless Savage plans on offering him a job preaching to the choir with your paper, let's move on.

Posted by Gomez | September 5, 2008 9:48 AM

ECB and Josh have their resumes in already.

Posted by Bet | September 5, 2008 3:27 PM

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