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|Founded:||December 6, 1877|
|Political Preference||Sometimes Liberal, sometimes Democratic Establishment|
The Washington Post is haunted by its history. Dominated by towering figures such as Katharine Graham (who died in 2001), Ben Bradlee (who stepped down as executive editor in 1991), and the reporters who pursued the Watergate scandal, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the mythology of the Post was always grander than the reality. No other newspaper enjoyed quite the hype the Post did during its heyday. (...) Then came the Internet and new competition for readers and advertising dollars. (...) The newspaper division of the company posted an operating loss of $193 million in 2008 and $164 million in 2009. For the first nine months of 2011, the division reported an operating loss of $25.6 million. Daily circulation of the print edition is now just over 500,000, down from 830,000 two decades ago. The Post’s belated attempt to revive its Web site has drawn traffic. [but there are technical problems] The key architect of the site’s redesign said in January that he was leaving the paper. Meanwhile, the Post has been losing some of its most talented journalists, let go in buyouts or wooed away by more ambitious and wealthier rivals. 
The Washington Post is a Newspaper based out of Washington, DC dealing with US national Politics. The Washington Post has won over 50 Pulitzer Prizes and other awards for the quality of its journalism but The Guardian newspaper and others think it is now below its previous standard.  The Washington Post is neither clearly Liberal nor clearly Conservative.