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Washington Post selling access to Obama officials. All new Definition of “in the tank”

Posted by iusbvision on July 2, 2009

In a yet another shocking breech of journalistic ethics from the elite media, this is perhaps the greatest of all. The Washington Post is selling access to Obama officials to lobbyists and others for cash.

Talk about having a financial interest in keeping the administration happy. Why would anyone trust anything in the Washington Post ever again?


For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to “those powerful few”: Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and — at first — 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.”

UPDATE – Watchdog journalist Michelle Malkin was on FNC today talking about this new scandal:

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