The thing that fascinated me about this story was not the fact that the Washington Post was set to nakedly peddle access and influence, but the fact that it took so long for something like this to come out publicly. Maybe I’m already a hardened cynic at 28, but I can’t imagine this being the first time that something like this has been conceived.
And then of course there’s the charming “blame it on Marketing” aspect that these stories always seem to have. Reminds me of this local (Chicago) imbroglio. Gosh, these darn Marketing departments at these vaunted newspapers! They seem to have minds of their own.