Thursday, July 2, 2009

Washington Post Cancels Lobbyist Event Amid Uproar

From The Politico:

Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said today she was canceling 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 editorial staff."

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My Comment: I would like to know what these "officials" in the Obama administration were getting for this meeting.

Sigh .... another reason why one should not trust a newspaper like the Washington Post for its news coverage on the Obama administration. Shame on them.

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