Skip to comments.A Letter to Our Readers [By Katharine Weymouth of the Washington Post....]
Posted on 07/05/2009 3:05:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
A Letter to Our Readers
By Katharine Weymouth Sunday, July 5, 2009
I want to apologize for a planned new venture that went off track and for any cause we may have given you to doubt our independence and integrity. A flier distributed last week suggested that we were selling access to power brokers in Washington through dinners that were to take place at my home. The flier was not approved by me or newsroom editors, and it did not accurately reflect what we had in mind. But let me be clear: The flier was not the only problem. Our mistake was to suggest that we would hold and participate in an off-the-record dinner with journalists and power brokers paid for by a sponsor. We will not organize such events. As publisher it is my job to ensure that we adhere to standards that are consistent with our integrity as a news organization. Last week, I let you, and the organization, down. The Washington Post remains committed, now and always, to the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Nothing is more important to us than that, and nothing will shake that commitment.
So what happened? Like other media companies, The Post hosts conferences and live events that bring together journalists, government officials and other leaders for discussions of important topics. These events make news and inform their audiences. We had planned to extend this business to include smaller gatherings, a practice that has become common at other media companies.
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LOL - great comment.
deeper and deeper...needs to stop shoveling.
It just looks like we got caught nefariously conspiring with the socialist administration to sell access to their power brokers. It was actually something quite different and above board and as soon as our attorneys figure out a lie that our dwindling base of sheep might swallow we’ll run it up the flag pole.
“We got caught planning to do something that is unprofessional, we will wait for this to die down then do it anyway.”
Did not want to read the Wash Post original (whole article) and give them a site visit.
Did I miss her resignation?
She’s not staying on after this is she?
Rhy would any reasonable person believe this tripe? Oh yea, about 50% of this countey IS unreasonable and voted for 0. But hey, whatever the media prints, that 50% is willing to “hope” it’s true.
No resignation. "We all make mistakes and hope to be forgiven for them, blah blah, blah..."
The 6 to 7 pages of comments that follow are a blood bath. Nice to see.
“I’m not a ‘madame’, I’m a Madam. And this was to be ‘a salon’, not a brothel.”
And I have no idea what the girls upstairs do?
....while I'm "entertaining" the elite Washington "power brokers" in my home living room.
I want to apologize for a planned new venture that went off track”
Translation: “We got caught, dammit!”
No one bothered to check and make sure it was okay to have these soirees in her living room? Bunk.
“The Post hosts conferences and live events that bring together journalists, government officials and other leaders for discussions of important topics.”
AKA strategy sessions where the liberal, ruling elite come together to formulate strategies for enacting their socialist agenda.
I guess that 6 months in, “Bush’s Fault” is losing its effectiveness.
All she can say that I want to hear is...Who got fired???