Washington, D.C. Not Branded as City of Politics, Corruptions, and Scandals anymore


Just to be clear, all three of them are still happening in DC, and they will continue to happen. However, given all the new Reality television shows which have invaded Washington, D.C., politics, corruptions, and scandals are the last thing coming to anyone’s mind these days.

Just in the last year alone, Washington, D.C., has played host to “The Real World” “Top Chef,” “DC Cupcakes“, the  up coming “Potomac River” and now the power-hungry White House-crashing cast members of “The Real Housewives of D.C.”

As a Washingtonian, I must admit that D.C. has suffered from a reputation of being a “9-5 city,” where most people live in Virginia and Maryland and commute in for work.

In the last “quarter-century,” there has been an abundance of scandals that have created fascination with the city. Most recently, “Real Housewives” cast members Michaele and Tariq Salahi caused an international uproar by famously gate-crashing the White House State Dinner last year.

Other thing I can think of such increase in programming could be as simple as a change in administration. For years there wasn’t much interest in Washington because Bush. He  wasn’t a very fascinating, glamorous figure. He was famous for being a dumb redneck from Texas – stupid and boring. But then with a young, dynamic, history-making president, people are more interested in Washington.

Not to mention Awesome DC was also launched last year 🙂

Let’s not forget about the most important factor – the number of gorgeous Washingtonians which have tripled since 2008 (at least in my view) 🙂



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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

2 Responses to Washington, D.C. Not Branded as City of Politics, Corruptions, and Scandals anymore

  1. Hey, we are pretty fabulous!

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