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Posted at 6:43 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Brett Haber offers Dan Snyder free air time; The Economist weighs in

By Cindy Boren

So far, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times have, in blogs and stories taken a whack at weighed in on Daniel Snyder's lawsuit against Washington City Paper because of a piece Dave McKenna wrote last fall.

(A piece you can read here, by the way.)

Now, WUSA's Brett Haber offers Snyder a unique opportunity to become part of the most DVR-able broadcast ever:

I've offered Dan Snyder 30 mins of free airtime on WUSA to debate me about merits of his law suit. Anyone think he has the onions to do it?less than a minute ago via web

And a poster to The Economist's Democracy in America blog comes down in favor of, as you might expect, the First Amendment.

What's next, Cooking Light?

By Cindy Boren  | February 14, 2011; 6:43 AM ET
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Who's Brett Haber? And when is the Post going to let this non-story go?

Posted by: dph60 | February 14, 2011 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Don't you mean when will WaPo, the NYT, the WSJ, ESPN, the Economist, etc., etc. let go of the story? Oh wait, the fact that the other outlets still think this story is relevant makes this still a story? Nice try, dork.

Posted by: Odymon | February 14, 2011 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Well, Brett, I would imagine that if you actually wanted Snyder on your air to tell his story you probably wouldn't have challenged his manhood.

Nice work.

Posted by: kemp13 | February 14, 2011 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Ha,ha, great article ...

Please, Cindy and WaPo, don't stop. Keep helping to show what a petty, petulant, thin-skinned, bullying little brat our dear leader, Lord Darth Snyder, really is. Doesn't learn. Nothing changes.

Posted by: sad_fan-mad_fan | February 14, 2011 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Snyder is a control freak, he won't agree to a debate unless he can control the agenda. If he shows up he'll start off with a smile and quickly reveal his true insecure insensitive self.

Posted by: NoSpin1962 | February 14, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

It would be interesting to watch a civil discussion between Haber and Snyder about the lawsuit. But I do think the "onions" comment is pretty lame.

Posted by: eric22 | February 14, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse

The big picture about the little man is that the Redskins are doomed so long as the angry midget owns the Skins and he's only in his forties.

I find it ironic that Cindy Boren is listed as an editor and doesn't even proofread what is published online...look at the phrase that is crossed out...who watches the watchmen?

Posted by: nativedc | February 14, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Nice try, but it'll never happen.

Posted by: ftlmikeflorida | February 14, 2011 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Danny, Danny, quite contrary
Where do your onions grow
bank rolls turn to egos pose
and petty yes men all in a row

Posted by: crabcorrector | February 14, 2011 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Looking at all these posts.....Redskins fans wonder why they get no respect here and across this country.....we make ourselves look real stupid!

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | February 14, 2011 10:55 AM | Report abuse

uh, nativedc, I think the line crossed out was for comic effect. Cindy does that pretty often.

Posted by: David90 | February 14, 2011 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Brett Haber is in the mold of Dave McKenna, so inconsequential they take any tabloid story to make themselves notice; fortunately for them, there are enough morons in the DC area to make them feel important.

Posted by: isthatallthereis | February 14, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Haber's thinking, "Man, if I play my cards right this story might carry me all the way to ESPN!"

Posted by: sonny2 | February 14, 2011 11:13 AM | Report abuse

@ isthatallthereis

'there are enough morons in the DC area' ... Are you one?

It's not 'to make themselves notice' ... It's 'to make themselves BE noticeD'...

Learn to write before you parade around your implication that you're one of the intelligent beings in our area.

Posted by: sad_fan-mad_fan | February 14, 2011 11:16 AM | Report abuse

All you folks dumping on Redskins fans, do you guys get that this story has legs due to the fact that professional commentators and columnists out there want to vent about Snyder, precisely because of the contempt they feel for this guy? And some of these pundits have no emotional investment in the 'Skins. They simply feel unmmitigated scorn for Snyder who has become a nation-wide whipping-boy through his own actions.

Has Andyman metastasized into multiple cover guys for Snyder?

Posted by: sad_fan-mad_fan | February 14, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see Brett doing Redskin updates from the road leading into Redskins Park.

Posted by: CHICO13 | February 14, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Snyder is a coward, he'd never go on the air with Haber. He'll only speak when surrounded by his attorneys for 5 minutes in a controlled, pre-approved forum. BTW -- whats with the dimwits posting here calling this a "non-story"??? It's a HUGE story -- it goes directly to the heart of why this franchise is such a mess. It's not just the Post covering it, it's the NYTimes, the WSJ, ESPN, the Economist...

Posted by: dbunkr | February 14, 2011 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Dan Snyder is many, young, arrogant, all true.

Anyone who think's he is a coward is way off target. You don't become a 30 year old billionaire without taking risks most of us could not even imagine.

Posted by: Rockman2 | February 14, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse


Nah, he's a coward. Hides behind lawyers and his wife. Money has nothing to do with it. Don't confuse good fortune/big money investors with bravery.

Posted by: dbunkr | February 14, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

First of all, Haber, needs to let it go...and this comes off almost as a threat.

Easy Haber, you're not showing your true professional sports reporter behavour, this comes off as personal.

I am tire of hearing about how bad Snyder is, which opens up a total can of worms when people like yourself get caught up in whatever you're caught up. I can actually see you all weekend, pumping yourself up to challenge the rich man, telling yourself I am not scared of him, i'll bring him down to my level. However, at the same time people like myself are laughing at you, seeing you whine and whine about a guy who thought a story written about him was a bit personal.

Speaking of personal, you must be alone, you have more focus on offering up Snyder than you do your wife or girlfriend. Enjoy the beautiful day.

Get over it Haber-

Posted by: weaverf | February 14, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

WOOO HOOO!!! You have found a mistake in my post. Hooray!!!
By the way, English is not my first or second language, it is my third. My typing is horrible, but worse than that, I am too lazy to check my grammar and spelling when I am talking to morons like you.

Posted by: isthatallthereis | February 14, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Snyder won't go on WUSA to debate Haber. He's waiting for WRC's Czarniak and Hellie to invite him on for an episode of Love Connection, where Lyndsay and Dan (Hellie) will fight over who gets to gratify Snyder first.

Posted by: jeadpt | February 14, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

@ isthatallthereis

ooooooh, so dripping with sarcasm ...
But of course, lacking the wit to come up with a genuine retort, what else could I expect from a homunculus?

What are you, another idiot embassy admin who doesn't get the culture of this city, who lacks the understanding of the hatred that the fan base feels for Snyder?

Why not post on sites of your expertise, say soccer or camel-racing?

Posted by: sad_fan-mad_fan | February 14, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Brett, you can't talk him down from the ledge. He's standing on principle and he doesn't think there's a possibility that he could lose. That's why the Grandmother that he tried to railroad into playing for her season tickets got off the hook. That's why he had to pay to replant trees on his property overlooking the Potomac. That's why his Nanny got her over time pay that he tried to withhold. There's no need for him to explain himself, our opinions were formed long before the article. This lawsuit just confirms it more for the non-believers.

Posted by: Carole5520 | February 14, 2011 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Haber's on-air editorial was great. His tweet seems rather juvenile. FYI, bloggers and commentators from the Left, Right, and Center are covering this. In addition to NYT, WSJ, and The Economist, there's Gawker, HuffPo, Weekly Standard, NBC Sports, Deadspin, The Atlantic, Forbes, US News & World Report, ESPN ... all of whom think he's an idiot for filing this suit, BTW.

Posted by: franklinmjohnson | February 14, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse


That's really it. It's a real story, not simply the rants of moronic fans, as one of the brilliant posters here likes to think. And regardless of the duration of the trial, it'll become national news again when Snyder loses, as he surely will.

Same stuff from this guy: being a vindictive bully and having a fall-guy already in place (Wylie). Never learns. In his 10th year, he goes for a guy like Haynesworth. Simply doesn't learn.

Posted by: sad_fan-mad_fan | February 14, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse


That's really it. It's a real story, not simply the rants of moronic fans, as one of the brilliant posters here likes to think. And regardless of the duration of the trial, it'll become national news again when Snyder loses, as he surely will.

Same stuff from this guy: being a vindictive bully and having a fall-guy already in place (Wylie). Never learns. In his 10th year, he goes for a guy like Haynesworth. Simply doesn't learn.

Posted by: sad_fan-mad_fan | February 14, 2011 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Snyder doesn't have the cojones to debate anyone. He surrounds himself with sycophants because he won't allow anyone questioning his brilliance. Fact is this college dropout is all about money, he could not care less about if the 'Skins win anything. Just look at his track record, it's about scoring marketing points. But his actions recently have only served to convince those who bought into his hype about finally learning from his past mistakes.

Smyder won't debate anyone because he'll get killed in a war of words. If he were smart we would have seen it by now.

And please people, it's been proved he hires people to comment favorably about him in blogs like this.

Posted by: Leofwine | February 14, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Can't speak for others but I'm getting a little tired of Bret Haber and his challenges to the DANNY...Issue it once and be done with it, he will accept or he won't.

To go on daily mentioning Snyder and the challenge is making Haber look childish and petty...enough is enough Bret, let it go and get back to reporting SPORTS....

Posted by: pentagon40 | February 14, 2011 4:53 PM | Report abuse

It's well known that onions are used in numerous Jewish recipes. Onions, although not used on the Seder plate, have their place in Matzo Ball soup, Brisket and other Jewish Meals.

Haber's questioning of Snyders onions is an obvious anti-semtic comment. I'm expecting a lawsuit shortly.

Posted by: Edgolfterp1 | February 14, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

For those who praise Snyder for "taking risks," I'm curious what risks they see in owning a pro football sports franchise that accounts for most (?) of his net worth.

Posted by: sparman | February 14, 2011 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Oy vey! Haber (great jewish guy) and Snyder (not a great jewish guy) squaring off! Double oy vey!

Posted by: password1111 | February 14, 2011 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Read the City paper article, A-Z. I saw the hillside after Snyder did his clear cut. Ridiculous but I'm sure it improved his views of the Potomac River gorge. He claims there was a misunderstanding with the NPS and his lawyers. I don't believe that for a second, he knew he wasn't going to receive permission so he did the clear cut of the hillside. That is typical of how he runs his business. Employees at Redskins Park are instructed not to approach him or speak to him unless he speaks to them first. Leadership starts at the top of an organization, how soon do you think we will have another World Championship?? Methinks it might be quite awhile.

Posted by: Redtopper2 | February 14, 2011 8:02 PM | Report abuse

@carole5522, don't forget the class action suit the ticket office employees won agaist his cheapness. He was supposed to offer up a PUBLIC apology, but he doesn't have the cojones to do that either, even though it was part of the settlement. He himself doesn't believe in doing what's right! For him everything is a one-way street, his way. Look at the law suit the CP unearthed in VA when he fired the groundskeepers and they sued Danny boy. People, if you don't like him, write him & let him know. 11900 River Rd., Potomac, MD 20854, easily found on the internet, it's the property with all the chopped down trees for a view of the river, and a heli-pad.

Posted by: MPPW | February 15, 2011 8:11 AM | Report abuse

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