Here’s background on King from a friend:
Sleaziest column ever is right.
BTW, Colby King is very widely read. He more or less single-handedly brought down the reform-oriented head of juvenile justice in DC, who threatened adult jobs and thereby earned the ire of the prison guards and other bureaucrats. The guards and other people who were afraid of change in the system then began feeding King with a bunch of lies, which made their way into his columns. Sound familiar???