The Washington Madam is a newspaper:
For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to “those powerful few”: Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and — at first — even the paper’s own reporters and editors.
Words fail me, but No Sheeples has a few choice comments on the presstitutes.
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.
As it turns out, Howard Kurtz anwered the first question: Post Publisher Cancels Plans for Off-the-Record ‘Salons’.
For now, the second issue, whether the Post’s management “seems to think that they have senior White House staff at their beck and call” can only be surmised, considering that the “off-the-record dinner and discussion” were to take place at the home of CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth.
Was anyone really surprised?