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posted 7/3/2009 5:56:35 PM |
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  manwithoutahorse

It appears the mandatory waiting period for "pay-back" to start has ended. It was only appropriate that the White House pause after the inauguration before rewarding the media that was so effective in getting their message out. Still, there seem to be some bumps in the road for the Obama administration attempts to make nice with the media. While ABC News received unprecedented access, broadcasting live from the White House, only a mild uproar was heard. Now the efforts of the Washinton Post to hold dinners for lobbyists who would gain access to administration officials for a fee is receiving harsh criticism. The administration and the paper's publisher say they were not involved in the planning, but how could you plan an event (less than three weeks away) for someone's home, and not include the host or the guests of honor first?

What's next? A CNN branch office in the pentagon?

"Washington Post Cancels Plans to Hold Costly Dinner for Lobbyists
The newspaper had circulated a flier offering lobbyists and organization executives a chance to meet with the Beltway insiders at the home of publisher Katharine Weymouth, for an "off-the-record dinner and discussion" -- for a fee. After an uproar, The Washington Post canceled plans for the session. "

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/02/report-washinton-post-g-access-officials/

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Wordsofwit

Jul 3 @ 6:10PM  
The hot link produces a "page cannot be found" message.
Dione

Jul 3 @ 6:53PM  
I Googled "Washington Post Cancels Plans to Hold Costly Dinner for Lobbyists" and this is the same link manwithoutahorse listed.

Try again at:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/02/report-washington-post-charges-g-access-officials

It works this time.
Wordsofwit

Jul 3 @ 7:12PM  
Okay, so what? I fail to see a point, only a nuance,
Lisa46

Jul 3 @ 8:38PM  
So if I move to Washington you think I'll find a job?
40DWM

Jul 3 @ 9:41PM  
This time.....

That Giant Sucking Sound, went North
sugarnspice005

Jul 3 @ 10:15PM  
I'm sorry, but when I look at the media and politicians, they all play "games". Some days I can turn the other cheek, and then there are days I really wish I could tell ALL of them to just grow the f**k up!

Don't mind me...I'm tired and fed up with all the sniping the media does at each other.

RevDocLove

Jul 3 @ 10:23PM  
I bet Laura could find a conspiracy in that!!
To me, the best plans of mice and men blah, blah, blah!!
Ewe_Wish

Jul 3 @ 11:25PM  
I'm sorry, but when I look at the media and politicians, they all play "games". Some days I can turn the other cheek, and then there are days I really wish I could tell ALL of them to just grow the f**k up!

Don't mind me...I'm tired and fed up with all the sniping the media does at each othe
I have to agree with Sugar............its been a long time since any news media just reported the story and didn't put a slant on it with their own political views...
onehornytoad69

Jul 4 @ 12:10AM  
I'm not a Big Fan of... Lobbyist from the Get Go..!!!
So i will STFU!

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