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Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar
Politico ^ | 7/2/09 | Mike Allen

Posted on 07/02/2009 11:09:17 AM PDT by Nachum

Washington Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth said today she was cancelling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where, for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: access; cancels; ethics; lobbyist; lobbyists; mikeallen; newspapers; post; washington; weymouth; wp

1 posted on 07/02/2009 11:09:18 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 07/02/2009 11:09:36 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

How sweet.


3 posted on 07/02/2009 11:09:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
How sweet.

I would LOVE for somebody at the next White House press conference to ask Gibbs or Obama how much they took in. :)

4 posted on 07/02/2009 11:11:16 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Do they even know what ethical behavior means?


5 posted on 07/02/2009 11:11:32 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...

~~~LOL ...

Washington Post sells access, $25,000+
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2283995/posts


7 posted on 07/02/2009 11:13:27 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Nachum

Beware the government-media complex!


8 posted on 07/02/2009 11:13:28 AM PDT by jpl (Help us Obambi Wan Kenobi, you're our only dope.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Salon,fancy word for whorehouse!


9 posted on 07/02/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Nachum

The WaPo has been in the tank for the Dems for a long time...it’s now coming into the open because they need to make money from their contacts.

Not a surprise.


10 posted on 07/02/2009 11:13:33 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Nachum

It’s not about the money................/s


11 posted on 07/02/2009 11:13:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Inquiring minds want to know, but American Idol minds could care less...)
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To: pepsionice

>> Do they even know what ethical behavior means?

In Liberal Newspeak, “ethical behavior” is “whatever I can get away with”.

There is no right or wrong. Only what feels good and furthers my goals.


12 posted on 07/02/2009 11:14:55 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Red Badger

>> It’s not about the money................/s

Of course not!

It’s about the “change”.

And the bearer bonds. And direct deposit technology.


13 posted on 07/02/2009 11:16:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Nachum

The masks are off - The industrial strength kneepads are on.

This is the industry that needs a real “Fairness Doctrine.”


14 posted on 07/02/2009 11:17:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama as President is like hiring a mechanic who never saw a car before.)
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To: Nachum

they will still do it, but in a more discreet manor now


15 posted on 07/02/2009 11:17:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

The royal court.


16 posted on 07/02/2009 11:17:53 AM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Nachum

Maybe Helen Thomas would ask the question...


17 posted on 07/02/2009 11:21:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Nachum

Mike Allen once worked for the WP. He sure got them back for letting him go with his reporting on this one. He really exposed them big time.


18 posted on 07/02/2009 11:24:51 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

In many ways it is a sad day when we are relying on Helen Thomas to make the White House a semi-respectable place again.


19 posted on 07/02/2009 11:25:52 AM PDT by rod1
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To: HokieMom

That is so rich.


20 posted on 07/02/2009 11:25:52 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I don’t know why he’s not there anymore, really. He could have quit in disgust and is happy as a clam now with new-found journalistic independence. Either way, he’s put Politico on the map.


21 posted on 07/02/2009 11:27:22 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

I link to at least one of their stories a day on my site. Politico is very very good.


22 posted on 07/02/2009 11:28:28 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: HokieMom

Lead story on Nightly News with Brian Williams...


23 posted on 07/02/2009 11:29:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Nachum

Suck it up WaPo, Barry still knows he has you in his pocket....


24 posted on 07/02/2009 11:31:00 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Uh, huh. I’m sure.


25 posted on 07/02/2009 11:31:08 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: rod1
We've had some weird allies before.
Go get em, Pruneface !
26 posted on 07/02/2009 11:31:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Nachum

ROFTL! The great demoncRAT-stronghold Washington Post caught with its pants down & appendage erect ready to collect.


27 posted on 07/02/2009 11:39:22 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: lilylangtree

$250,000 ? That’s some boner...ah bonus.


28 posted on 07/02/2009 11:50:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Nachum

The Washington Post, America’s Baobachter Zeitung.


29 posted on 07/02/2009 12:07:59 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: pepsionice
"Do they even know what ethical behavior means?"

No. It's a concept that applies only to Republicans. Democrats wouldn't have any reason to know.

30 posted on 07/02/2009 12:33:52 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: pepsionice; All
Do they even know what ethical behavior means?

Poor Rod Blagoveich, although a DemonRat, being nothing but a honkey Bohunk, he couldn't get away with "pay for play" and getting cushy jobs for his wife in return for political favors. But the Won, being the Magic Negro, transcends nonsense like the laws that apply to us mere mortals, and like the Mahdi, can share his grace with his sycophants, shills, and stooges, allowing himself and them to do all the things poor Blago stands indicted and disgraced for.

31 posted on 07/02/2009 1:21:02 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: STARWISE

ON FOX now.

...Something smells rotten about this...July 21st dinner has been cancelled...


32 posted on 07/02/2009 3:18:01 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: Nachum

What profit a man to gain the whole world, but lose his soul?


33 posted on 07/02/2009 6:28:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Nachum

Canelled or not, the fact that they even THOUGHT of it speaks volumes.


34 posted on 07/02/2009 6:42:57 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: Nachum

Sounds like the introduction business is still going strong in D.C. Access to anyone, for a price.


35 posted on 07/02/2009 8:51:07 PM PDT by TChad
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