This ain't right.
And Dan Radmacher of the Roanoke Times agrees:
What were they thinking?"Media credibility." Now there's an oxymoron if I ever read one.
I was shocked by news that The Washington Post got caught attempting to sell access to public officials and high-level reporters by sponsoring dinners at Publisher Katherine Weymouth's home. I was thoroughly unconvinced by Weymouth's mia culpa.
Now Talking Points Memo is reporting that such efforts to sell access are hardly unique. The publisher of The Atlantic has been hosting such events since 2003.
I know revenues are tight, but some money-making schemes should never make it off the drawing board. Media credibility is in a precarious enough state without adding fuel to the fire. [link]
Anyway, Dan's right. When the Washington Post sells influence ... what's the metaphor? Something about a ten dollar hooker.