All The News That's Fit To Print, at 25,000 Bucks A Pop

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Abby Zimet

For those of us who have long labored for or believed in a free press, a truly appalling CD news
piece about the Washington Post's new "salons" offering health care and
other lobbyists the chance of access via "a collegial evening" with
Obama officials, Congresspeople, business leaders and editors, "those
powerful few" who make policy – all for a mere $25,000 a shot. I know newspapers are hurting, but do they have to abandon all ethical standards to survive, and if so, do we want them to?

"A people that wants to be free must arm itself with a free press" – investigative journalist George Seldes.

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