Washington Post cancels pay-to-play meetings at CEO home

2 Jul

The Washington Post has cancelled a controversial plan to host a series of off the record ‘salons’ at the company CEO’s home after word got out that sponsors can buy access to the meetings for 25 grand a pop.  This is yet another blow to the credibility of mainstream news.

Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth today canceled plans for a series of policy dinners at her home after learning that marketing fliers offered lobbyists access to Obama administration officials, members of Congress and Post journalists in exchange for payments as high as $250,000.

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