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Washington Washes Out of Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” List

There are 93 names, 30 billionaires, 13 millennials—and basically no one from DC.

Discovery Communications' David Zaslav made the list. Photograph by Flickr user The Cable Show.

Vanity Fair magazine has come out with its 20th-annual list of the “new establishment,” and the lack of local names is glaringly obvious.

Though Jeff Bezos, the still relatively new owner of the Washington Post, is fourth on the list, he landed that spot not as a Washingtonian, but for his day job in Seattle.

In a category called “powers that be,” David Zaslav, president and CEO of Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications, ranks seventh; after him at number nine is presumptive presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. She counts, sort of—she has, in fact, been spotted walking a dog with her husband in DC—but she lives in New York.

Two DC-based media darlings, The Dish blogger Andrew Sullivan and Ezra Klein of Vox, do show up on yet another sub-list called “news disrupters.” But can disrupters really be establishment, too? Would either want to be?

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