Journalists for Sale: Washington Post Salon style

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Journalists for Sale: Washington Post Salon style

That didn't take long was right.

The only reason this "salon" got cancelled was because it became public. What a bunch of sick creeps. No wonder Americans will never get the health care system they deserve.

 Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar

 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."

With the Post newsroom in an uproar after POLITICO reported the solicitation, Weymouth said in an email to the staff that "a flier went out that was prepared by the Marketing department and was never vetted by me or by the newsroom. Had it been, the flier would have been immediately killed, because it completely misrepresented what we were trying to do." 

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Washington Post cancels "Salon" after pay-for-access report