Skip to comments.Press + Institutions = Presstitution
Posted on 07/02/2009 9:50:19 AM PDT by Tribune7
The Washington Post is marketing to institutional executives and lobbyists dinners with congressmen, Obama officials and its own reporters, according to Politico.com.
The "salons" will be held at the home of CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth.
Price for access ranges from $25,000 to $250,000, according to the flier.
So much for the role of watchdog. At least now, there is no excuse for doubting everything you read.
The new service was made known to the general public by a health-care lobbyist offended by the policy. The flier baldly said the dinners would provide access to the paper's health care reporting and editorial staff."
The Post has finally wised up. It was always in bed with those wanting big government. Now they have figured out they could get paid for it.
Well the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times follow suit?
(Excerpt) Read more at billlawrenceonline.com ...
The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee, yesterday, gave its stamp of approval, with an 18-6 vote, to a bill letting state and local governments put legal notices on website rather than pay for newspaper advertising.
If the HB1757 becomes law it would save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and put just about every newspaper in the state out of business -- a little sooner than otherwise anyway.
The bill has been referred to the House Rules Committee.
The bill is sponsored by Tom C. Creighton, a Republican from Lancaster County.
There are several similar bills being pondered by the State House.
For information about HB1757 see: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1757
That’s a nice way to put it.
However, never sugar-coat anything.
Whores. That’s what the press is.
They’ve sold this country out to a bunch of flaming Marxists because they were in love with their own image in the presidential campaign.
They are still selling out.
If the NYT does it..then we can call it the Old Grey Whore.
“So much for the role of watchdog.”
These days, lapdog is more like it.
"Madam, we've already established the fact that you're a whore. Right now we're just quibbling over the price."
Come now, lapdog is too mild and polite a term.
Anything more descriptive than that would probably get my comment removed. :)