Busted. The Washington Post was cought today selling dinner seats to lobbyists for a chance to chat with Obama officials or reporters with the paper.
They were charging up to 25 G for the evening.
No cheap date.
FOX News reported:
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After a newsroom uproar, The Washington Post has canceled plans to hold a high-dollar dinner at the publisher’s home at which the company would have charged guests $25,000 and up for access to top officials in Washington.
Politico.com first reported Thursday on the dinner, saying the newspaper had circulated a flier offering lobbyists and organization executives a chance to meet with Beltway insiders at the home of publisher Katharine Weymouth, for an “off-the-record dinner and discussion.”
The flier called the discussion an “exclusive opportunity to participate in the health care reform debate among the select few who will actually get it done.” The “few” included Obama administration officials, congressional leaders and Post reporters and editors. The fee was $25,000 per “sponsor,” and $250,000 for an annual sponsorship.
Michelle Malkin has more on the dinner/pimp parties.