According to The DCeiver blog :
“For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off the record, non-confrontational access to ‘those powerful few’ — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors’
This sad spectacle came to light when a lobbyist made it available to a reporter. The lobbyist didn’t think it was the right thing to do. Sweet Jesus, the day has come when lobbyists act honorably and newspapers don’t.
The sad thing, given the great fall in the traditions of newspaper ethics and media standards, I’m not surprised at all.
Wonder if they’ll give out nifty coffee cups and T-shirts too?
UPDATE: (So to speak) A sharp-eyed Twitter reader asked if this occurred last year. Yes, it did. Though DCeiver’s blog is dated June 2010,