WUSA breaks into D.C. election coverage for DeSean Jackson news

Those of us awake late Tuesday night when news came out that DeSean Jackson was signing with the Redskins shared a pretty Washington experience. Everything else in the world — at least, in the peculiar corner of the Internet we all share — was suddenly irrelevant. The Caps’ blowout loss to Dallas? The Wilson Ramos injury? The D.C. mayoral primary? All vanished.

I was actually watching WUSA’s election coverage at the time. Now, the fact that this coverage was still going strong well past 11:30 — for a not particularly close local election in which the polls closed at 8 — was already a pretty Washington tale. Why should it take hours upon hours for this result?

Regardless, Derek McGinty knows that some things are even more important than a mayoral result, which is why — immediately after a report from Muriel Bowser’s election party — he broke into the political coverage for an update on, yup, you guessed it.

So Washington. So, so Washington.

SPORTS RADIO ON JACKSON

You know I’m going to post nothing but DeSean Jackson stuff today. So I’m not criticizing. And I’m only using 106.7 The Fan here because their podcasts are so promptly posted with such explicit descriptions. Anyhow, for the station’s three sports shows Tuesday — representing  13 hours of programming — 22 out of the 43 segments were posted with DeSean Jackson’s name either in the segment title or segment description. And several of the segments that didn’t have his name in the description still wound up featuring DeSean Jackson discussion. Obviously, this isn’t a perfect analysis; I’d need to track the topic minute by minute. But yeah. (And sure, count my DeSean Jackson posts today. Totally fair.)

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

Inarguable.

WHO BOOS GIO?

PHOTO OF THE NIGHT

Whoops.

(Patrick Smith /Getty/NHLI)
(Patrick Smith /NHLI via Getty Images, via @JapersRink)

STEVE FRANCIS, ELECTIONEERING

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

The Wizards host the Celtics with a chance to clinch a playoff spot at 7 on Comcast SportsNet. The Nats are at the Mets at 7 on MASN2. All radio and TV listings are here.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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