[Posted by Karl]
For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off the record, non-confrontational access to “those powerful few” — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors.
The astonishing offer is detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health-care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter because the lobbyist said he feels it’s a conflict for the paper to charge for access to, as the flier says, its “health care reporting and editorial staff.”
Well, yeah. Not that the WaPo isn’t stocked with fawning fans of Obama who would promote his agenda for free. But perhaps someone might ask White House flack Robert Gibbs at today’s presser why WaPo madam Katharine Weymouth is getting to pimp out members of the Obama administration for a series of high-priced circle jerks.
Update: The WaPo’s sputtering response. I would still like to know which Obama officials and Congressmen the WaPo was / is planning to sell.
Update x3: Cathouse canceled.