Thursday, July 2, 2009

WaPo & The Latest Prostitution Scandal

New York may have the gray lady, but in Washington, they have the Painted Lady.

You gotta love WaPo's new business model. It combines MSM reporting with our world's oldest profession. As one commentor at Michelle Malkin calls it, presstitution. They were organizing "a series of policy dinners" at the home of WaPo's publisher that were being marketed to lobbyists as a chance to "access to Obama administration officials, members of Congress and Post journalists in exchange for payments as high as $250,000." If you think about it, in the era of Obama, it certainly makes sense. I mean, we've been calling for the MSM and Obama to get a room for some time now.

Alas, it was not to last. With the news made public, WaPo has now cancelled its illicit assignations. There are a ton of disclaimers coming out of WaPo at the moment. I can't wait to see tomorrow's front page. Even Howard Kurtz is taking his paper to task over this one. As well he should. If there is any truth at all to this, WaPo's credibitily will utterly tank.






4 comments:

OBloodyHell said...

> I mean, we've been calling for the MSM and Obama to get a room for some time now.

Or at least a back seat in a car in a dark alley...

OBloodyHell said...

> If there is any truth at all to this, WaPo's credibitily will utterly tank.

Ah, you're pulling my leg, right?

Like this will have ANY affect on anyone's perception?

The ones with a clue, they already have little to no credibility.

To the clueleft wonders, like copithorne over on NOfP, nothing will shake their position as a source of reliable (read: "What I want to believe") 'information'.

Charles said...

>>James Joyner was wondering,

There are two obvious stories here. First, the Post is going down a very steep, slippery slope to losing all journalistic credibility. Second, the Post’s management seems to think that they have senior White House staff at their beck and call. If there’s merit to this, it may be a bigger story than the first.

http://faustasblog.com/?p=13839

MK said...

Exactly obloodyhell, their fawning slobbering antics are simply shameful if you ask me.