Looking for Boundaries


In a lot of ways, America has been like a teenager for the past 10 years or so: saying and doing increasingly reckless, irresponsible, and stupid things in an effort to find its limits and see what boundaries will actually be enforced.

The mainstream media have very much participated in this.  Is it possible the Washington Post has found such a boundary?

Selling access to your government contacts and sources is not exactly part of the textbook definition of “journalism.”  It is part of the textbook definition of “lobbying” — see also, “influence peddling.”

So far as I’m aware, lobbying firms do not get to send a representative to White House press briefings.  Thus, I can only assume Pres. Obama, seeing WaPo selling access to members of his administration, will revoke WaPo’s credentials and give their seat to a news organization.


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One Response to “Looking for Boundaries”

  1. jazzbumpa Says:

    Yeah. I’m holding my breath . . .

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