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Jason Linkins

Ten Things That Totally Sucked About The Media In 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier, I offered up the Ten Things That Did Not Suck About The Media in 2009. You know what's coming now! The stuff in 2009 that straight up sucked canal water! Let's hit it and quit it.

Jason Linkins

WSJ's Thomas Frank Assails WaPo's Coverage Of Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In today's Wall Street Journal, columnist Thomas Frank calls out the Washington Post at length for its fawning, frolicsome coverage of the way lobbyists infect every single corner of Capitol Hill like a lycanthropic plague.

Charles Pelton Resigns: Washington Post Marketing Executive Resigns After 'Salons' Incident

Washington Post | Paul Farhi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The marketing executive at the center of a controversial series of Washington Post-sponsored dinner "salons" has resigned from the newspaper some 10 w...

Your Message Here: Salons, Sponsors, Pay-to-Play & Journalism

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

When the Washington Post recently unveiled its plan to sell sponsorships of off-the-record "salons," the move was widely pilloried in the press and elsewhere.

Jason Linkins

Bill Moyers On WaPo Lobbyist Salons: 'A Glimpse Into How Things Really Work In Washington'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a lengthy piece at TRUTHOUT, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship have weighed in on the Washington Post lobbyist salons. As you might expect, they giv...

How Much More Pathetic Can the Washington Post Get? Sarah Palin

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

What possible justification on Earth is there for the Post to publish Sarah Palin on its op-ed page ? She has no authority to write an article like today's piece on cap-and-trade.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Ombudsman Responds To Lobbyist Salons

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander has very politely filleted his newspaper for its plan to gather lobbyists, administration officials, lawmak...

Washington Post Ombudsman: Salons "Ethical Lapse Of Monumental Proportions"

Washington Post | Andrew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post's ill-fated plan to sell sponsorships of off-the-record "salons" was an ethical lapse of monumental proportions. ...

Think Again: Conflicts of Interest by the Wealthy and for the Wealthy

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Given the power of perception media institutions enjoy over the profits of so many industries, these same institutions can use this privilege to line their own pockets.

Jason Linkins

Thomas Frank On WaPo Salons: 'A Moment Of Rare, Piquant Hypocrisy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at the Wall Street Journal, Thomas Frank has weighed in on the way the Washington Post attempted to launch a massive "Hey, Lobbyists, Let's All G...

When Newspapers Peddle Influence

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Frank

Even in Washington, it's unusual to see an actual price tag placed on a chance to "alter the debate," as the Post's flier tastefully put it. It was a moment of rare, piquant hypocrisy.

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin: Working Class Hero? (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I appreciate that Ross Douthat is looking for a working-class hero for the future GOP of his book, Grand New Party. The sooner he can bring himself f...

WaPost publisher apologizes for paid dinner plan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post's publisher apologized to readers Sunday for a plan to charge business leaders and lobbyists for intimate dinne...

WaPo's Publisher Sold Her Paper's Editorial Integrity

New York Times | David Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Katharine Weymouth, the relatively new publisher of The Washington Post, is a lawyer who worked for the company for 12 years and was educated at the H...

White House Issues Ethics Reminder In Wake Of WaPo "Salon" Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The revelation that the Washington Post had planned to hold corporate-sponsored "salons" with public officials at publisher Katharine Weymouth's house...

Sam Stein

White House Acknowledges Officials Were Likely Invited To WaPo Salons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House acknowledged on Thursday that some members of the administration may have been invited to high-priced "salons" sponsored by the Washin...