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  • Weymouth store robbed; woman, 85, is carjacked in Hingham

    09/07/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 26 replies
    WEYMOUTH - Just minutes after two masked men brandishing handguns robbed Previte’s Marketplace on Friday afternoon on Route 53 in Weymouth, one of the robbers carjacked an 85-year-old woman from nearby Linden Ponds, a nursing home and senior citizens’ residence in Hingham, police said. Police caught and arrested one of the men and are still searching for the man who assaulted the elderly woman and stole the car before abandoning it in Quincy, according to statements from Weymouth and Hingham police.
  • Massachusetts Republicans cheer as Dems back Edward Markey for Senate seat

    12/29/2012 10:18:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2012 | Rick Moran
    If there is such a thing as being too liberal for Massachusetts, Rep. Edward Markey may fill that requirement. The 18-term congressman has embraced every far left cause since he entered the House in 1977 and has a voting record among the most liberal in congress. If, as expected, former Senator Scott Brown runs in the special election to replace Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, the contrast between the two candidates would be striking. Boston Herald: A mad scramble by bigwig Democrats to avoid a bloody primary and clear the field for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey in a...
  • NYT Accuses WaPo Editor Brauchli Of Lying About "Off Record" Dinners (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/17/2009 3:14:16 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 1,182+ views
    The NYTPicker ^ | October 17, 2009 | Staff
    The NYT is calling Marcus Brauchli, the executive editor of the Washington Post, a liar. The NYT has reported this morning -- in a brief, buried "postscript" in the corrections column -- that it now has evidence that Brauchli lied last July when he told the NYT that he didn't know the paper's controversial corporate-sponsored dinner parties would be off-the-record. The NYT doesn't state flatly that Brauchli lied. But the juxtaposition of the two Brauchli statements in the postscript make clear the NYT's position that he misrepresented the truth in interviews with the NYT. [UPDATE: In an email to The...
  • Washington Post Executive Quits After a Faux Pas

    09/12/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 19 replies · 1,083+ views
    NYT ^ | September 12, 2009 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    The marketing executive at the center of The Washington Post’s discredited plan to charge power-brokers for private dinners with the paper’s publisher and journalists has resigned from The Post, the paper disclosed on Friday. The Post had sent fliers to lobbyists and trade groups, inviting them to pay $25,000 or more to sponsor salons at the home of Katharine Weymouth, the publisher — off-the-record dinners with reporters, editors and government officials. The plan became public in July, drawing sharp criticism from journalists in and out of the paper, and The Post quickly dropped it.
  • (Washington) Post Marketing Executive Resigns After 'Salons' Incident (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/11/2009 1:36:25 PM PDT · by abb · 15 replies · 805+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2009 | Paul Farhi
    The marketing executive at the center of a controversial series of Washington Post-sponsored dinner "salons" has resigned from the newspaper some 10 weeks after the events were canceled, The Post said Friday. Charles Pelton, who had helped organize and promote the monthly dinners as The Post's newly hired general manager of events and conferences, made no mention of the controversy in his resignation letter to Post President Stephen P. Hills. Instead, Pelton wrote, "Given the current circumstances with regard to the resources needed to launch [an events business], my family and I have decided not to relocate to Washington, D.C.,"...
  • Post Pub Gets A Pat On the Back Over Scandal

    07/14/2009 6:34:59 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 205+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 14, 2009 | Don Irvine
    Beleaguered Washington Post Publisher Katherine Weymouth received some support from a fellow publisher over her attempt to increase revenue by providing access to the Obama administration. From Fishbowl DC On her Facebook profile, Washingtonian President and Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams has posted a letter applauding WaPo's Weymouth for her attempt to find new revenue streams and for trying something new re: the "salon" scandals. Her post below or visit it on Facebook here. New Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth has been taking a lot of flak from journalists and press junkies. Weymouth and her team at the Washington Post proposed...
  • A Sponsorship Scandal at The Post

    07/12/2009 11:59:16 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 14 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/12/2009 | Andrew Alexander - Ombudsman
    The Washington Post's ill-fated plan to sell sponsorships of off-the-record "salons" was an ethical lapse of monumental proportions. Publisher Katharine Weymouth and Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli have now taken full responsibility for what was envisioned as a series of 11 intimate dinners to discuss public policy issues. For a fee of up to $25,000, underwriters were guaranteed a seat at the table with lawmakers, administration officials, think tank experts, business leaders and the heads of associations. Promotional materials said Weymouth, Brauchli and at least one Post reporter would serve as "Hosts and Discussion Leaders" for an evening of spirited but...
  • A Sponsorship Scandal at The (Washington) Post (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/11/2009 1:56:30 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies · 978+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2009 | Marcus Alexander
    The Washington Post's ill-fated plan to sell sponsorships of off-the-record "salons" was an ethical lapse of monumental proportions. Publisher Katharine Weymouth and Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli have now taken full responsibility for what was envisioned as a series of 11 intimate dinners to discuss public policy issues. For a fee of up to $25,000, underwriters were guaranteed a seat at the table with lawmakers, administration officials, think tank experts, business leaders and the heads of associations. Promotional materials said Weymouth, Brauchli and at least one Post reporter would serve as "Hosts and Discussion Leaders" for an evening of spirited but...
  • When Newspapers Peddle Influence (WaPoGate - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/08/2009 4:52:52 AM PDT · by abb · 19 replies · 605+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2009 | Thomas Frank
    Some time last week the Washington Post issued a flier advertising a "salon" on the health-care issue. Over dinner at the home of the paper's publisher, Katharine Weymouth, participants were promised "a collegial evening, with Obama administration officials, Congress members, business leaders, advocacy leaders and other select minds." The paper's executive editor and its "health-care reporters" would be there too, but not in a "confrontational" capacity, you could rest assured. Everything would be safely "off-the-record." And you could "bring your organization's CEO or executive director literally to the table" for a mere $25,000. Even in Washington, it's unusual to see...
  • WASHPOST 'SCANDAL': THEY GOT CAUGHT

    07/08/2009 3:08:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 868+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 8, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    BEFORE Sarah Palin stepped on the story, the talk of the Belt way was Salongate at The Washington Post. The venerable newspaper hatched a scheme whereby it would hold a series of "salons" at the home of publisher Katharine Weymouth in order to sell lobbyists and corporations access to Obama administration officials and the Post reporters and editors who cover them. "Bring your organization's CEO or executive director literally to the table," read a flier for the first event. "Interact with key Obama administration and congressional leaders . . . Spirited? Yes. Confrontational? No. The relaxed setting in the home...
  • Internal Review Launched on Post Salon Proposal

    07/07/2009 7:38:42 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 673+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 6, 2009 | Paul Farhi
    The Washington Post yesterday initiated internal reviews to ensure that its business practices do not compromise its journalistic ethics when the newspaper organizes conferences or private events funded by sponsors. The reviews follow the revelation last week that The Post was planning private, off-the-record dinners at the home of publisher Katharine Weymouth for which it was seeking sponsors to pay $25,000... Weymouth yesterday appointed the newspaper's general counsel, Eric Lieberman, to review the discussions that led to the controversy. The review, along with a parallel inquiry by Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli and Senior Editor Milton Coleman, are is aimed at...
  • The Atlantic And Salon Dinners: Thoughts From The Boss (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/07/2009 5:29:56 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 718+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July 6, 2009 | Marc Ambinder
    The first reaction of every journalist to the story of the Washington Post's advertiser-cum-salon dinner proposal was probably one of disgust and moral superiority. The second reaction: we've all kinda been involved in situations where that line between what we do and how we are compensated for it blurs a bit -- or is at least visible. We bring attention to our brand by reporting and writing, but we do other things, occasionally, to further the interests of the commercial enterprises that pay us. There but for the grace of our marketing department go we....Reporters often give speeches to private...
  • Weymouth: WaPo launches internal review (WaPoGate - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/06/2009 1:32:09 PM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 2,158+ views
    Politico.com ^ | July 6, 2009 | Michael Calderone
    Following her letter to reader's yesterday, Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth informed staff this afternoon, in a memo obtained by POLITICO, that general counsel Eric Lieberman will "review recent events to make sure that our business processes are consistent with, and will not in any way compromise, our journalism." Weymouth also said that executive editor Marcus Brauchli and senior editor Milton Coleman will "codify parameters for Post newsroom participation in live events." Brauchli told POLITICO Thursday that the a controversial flier publicizing a July 21 event at Weymouth's house ignored the parameters laid out by the newsroom. According to the...
  • A Letter to Our Readers [By Katharine Weymouth of the Washington Post....]

    07/05/2009 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 741+ views
    A Letter to Our Readers By Katharine Weymouth Sunday, July 5, 2009 Dear Reader: 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...
  • A Letter to Our Readers (WaPo's Weymouth: "dog ate homework" - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/05/2009 3:11:51 AM PDT · by abb · 65 replies · 2,194+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2009 | Katherine Weymouth
    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...
  • Post Publisher Acknowledges Mistakes

    07/05/2009 5:46:13 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies · 594+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2009 | Paul Farhi
    Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said yesterday that a hasty time frame, haphazard planning and miscommunication led to the release of a promotional flier that inaccurately described the newspaper's plans for a series of sponsored "salons" with influential insiders. "We decided to throw this particular event very recently," Weymouth said in an interview. "We said, 'Let's not wait. Let's pick a date and let's go for it.' When you rush like that, you make mistakes." Weymouth said she takes responsibility for the controversy, and she took the rare step of writing a letter to readers, which appears today on the...
  • Post publisher apologizes for paid dinner plan ($25,000 per head)

    07/05/2009 7:20:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies · 1,092+ views
    AP ^ | 07/05/09
    Post publisher apologizes for paid dinner plan Washington Post publisher apologizes for plan to hold paid dinners with officials, journalists On Sunday July 5, 2009, 6:59 am EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post's publisher apologized to readers Sunday for a plan to charge business leaders and lobbyists for intimate dinner discussions with government officials and the newspaper's journalists. A flier surfaced last week promoting a plan to charge $25,000 to sponsor one of a series of dinner parties that would include off-the-record conversations with Post journalists and access to Washington insiders. The series was canceled Thursday.
  • A Publisher Stumbles Publicly at the (Washington) Post (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/04/2009 3:38:14 AM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,305+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2009 | David Carr
    Katharine Weymouth, the relatively new publisher of The Washington Post, is a lawyer who worked for the company for 12 years and was educated at the Harvard School of Business, so she is hardly a naïf in running a business. But she has never worked in a newsroom, a gap in her résumé that may have contributed to her current problems. As first reported in Politico, The Washington Post had sent out a brochure offering sponsorships — a fee of $25,000 for one, or $250,000 for an entire series — for an exclusive “Washington Post salon” at Ms. Weymouth’s home...
  • Washington Post Deals

    07/03/2009 11:12:10 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 412+ views
    Twitter ^ | July 3, 2009
    Deals offered by the Washington Post For $25K, Boswell will let Manny Acta tattoo a Nat's W on his ass. For $500K, Charles Krauthammer will write a series of columns advocating war with a country of your choosing. For only $10,000 the WaPo will review your stimulus package and they won't mention that it promotes socialism! For $25k, we'll have Woodward write a book on you. For $250k, it will actually be complimentary. For $5000, WaPo will let you write the same psychopathic op-ed http://tr.im/qD3b that you wrote in WSJ 3wks ago http://tr.im/qD3y For $200K Katharine Graham will rise from...
  • Administration, Lobbyist, Journalist: Who Can Tell the Difference?

    07/02/2009 6:30:55 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 5 replies · 445+ views
    Power Line Blog ^ | July 2, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    The news cycle these days is like time-lapse photography. Stories are born, flower and pass out of sight again in a matter of hours. For that matter, the Washington Post's "Salon" program didn't last much longer than that. Blink, or take a day off from the computer, and you've missed it. Here, via The Examiner, is the invitation that the Washington Post sent to lobbyists for companies in the health care industries; ...: The mind boggles: the Post wants lobbyists to bring "your organization's CEO or executive director" to a "salon" at the home of Post publisher Katharine Weymouth. If...
  • Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar

    07/02/2009 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies · 626+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/2/09 | MIKE ALLEN & MICHAEL CALDERONE
    Washington Post publisher 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 access to "those powerful few" — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors. The astonishing offer was detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter because the lobbyist said he felt it was a conflict for the paper to charge for access to, as the flier says, its “health care reporting and...
  • Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar

    07/02/2009 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 976+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/2/09 | Mike Allen
    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.
  • Washington Post sells access, White House denies involvement [canceled after being exposed]

    07/02/2009 9:51:05 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 51 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Washington Post has long prided itself on its access to the capital's elite. Now, it appears, the paper is willing to sell that access. In a flier circulated to Beltway lobbyists, the Post touted a "salon" program which gives "exclusive access" to "Obama administration officials, Congress members, business leaders, advocacy leaders and other select minds" for between $25,000 and $250,000. (View an image of the flier.) White House officials said privately Thursday that the administration had no idea that the Post was peddling access to its officials. The first event, entitled "Health-Care Reform: Better or Worse for Americans" is...
  • Press + Institutions = Presstitution

    07/02/2009 9:50:19 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 483+ views
    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...
  • The Washington Post: Fastest Damage Control Ever

    07/02/2009 9:49:16 AM PDT · by txlurker · 13 replies · 1,476+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/02/09 | Conor Clarke
    It was fast. Very fast. At 8.04am, Politico's Mike Allen publishes an article: "For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few" -- Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper's own reporters and editors." At 10.33am, Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli sends out an email:
  • Washington Post sells access, $25,000+

    07/02/2009 5:46:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,888+ views
    WashPost sells access, $25,000+ By: Mike Allen July 2, 2009 08:04 AM EST For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off the record, non-confrontational access to "those powerful few" — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors. The astonishing offer is detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health-care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter because the lobbyist said he feels it’s a conflict for the paper to charge for access to, as the flier says, its “health care reporting and editorial staff." The offer—which essentially...
  • Washington Post (fairness pays?)

    06/02/2009 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 14 replies · 805+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/2/2009 | Ronald Kessler
    "When media executives look at their shrinking audiences, they rarely attribute the decline to their liberal bias in covering the news. But recent developments at the Washington Post demonstrate that a return to fair coverage attracts readers. Since Katharine Weymouth became publisher more than a year ago, and she named Marcus Brauchli, a former Wall Street Journal editor, executive editor in September, the paper has been making an honest effort to be fair. Wash. Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth Hit jobs against Bush administration programs and Republicans in general have virtually vanished. Instead, the paper presents issues fairly. No longer is...
  • Washington Post Becomes a Fair Newspaper (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/23/2008 7:36:30 AM PST · by abb · 33 replies · 1,114+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 22, 2008 | Ronald Kessler
    Two newspapers set the agenda for the rest of the media: The Washington Post and The New York Times. The stories they break, the play they give them, and the way they characterize candidates, events, and issues are usually adopted by both print and broadcast reporters. As a Christmas gift, I am happy to report that one of those newspapers — The Washington Post — appears to have discarded its liberal slant and become a fair newspaper. As a Washington Post reporter from 1970 to 1985, I have been dismayed by the way the paper, along with much of the...