July 7, 2009 Leave a Comment
The story of the Washington Post selling access to government officials sort of flew by me last week, but it’s astonishing. The WaPo acts as if it never dawned on them that to get access to those officials they’d have to trade favors. If you’re a newspaper the most obvious thing you have that other people want is the ability to kill stories that make them look bad and to spin the news in their favor. Once you’re trading that virtue, you’re left with no virtues worth mentioning.