Skip to comments.Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar
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 papers own reporters and editors.
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I would LOVE for somebody at the next White House press conference to ask Gibbs or Obama how much they took in. :)
Do they even know what ethical behavior means?
Washington Post sells access, $25,000+
Beware the government-media complex!
Salon,fancy word for whorehouse!
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.
It’s not about the money................/s
>> 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.
>> Its not about the money................/s
Of course not!
It’s about the “change”.
And the bearer bonds. And direct deposit technology.
The masks are off - The industrial strength kneepads are on.
This is the industry that needs a real “Fairness Doctrine.”
they will still do it, but in a more discreet manor now
The royal court.
Maybe Helen Thomas would ask the question...
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.
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.
That is so rich.
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.
I link to at least one of their stories a day on my site. Politico is very very good.
Lead story on Nightly News with Brian Williams...
Suck it up WaPo, Barry still knows he has you in his pocket....
Uh, huh. I’m sure.
ROFTL! The great demoncRAT-stronghold Washington Post caught with its pants down & appendage erect ready to collect.
$250,000 ? That’s some boner...ah bonus.
The Washington Post, America’s Baobachter Zeitung.
No. It's a concept that applies only to Republicans. Democrats wouldn't have any reason to know.
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.
ON FOX now.
...Something smells rotten about this...July 21st dinner has been cancelled...
What profit a man to gain the whole world, but lose his soul?
Canelled or not, the fact that they even THOUGHT of it speaks volumes.
Sounds like the introduction business is still going strong in D.C. Access to anyone, for a price.