Policy Experts Seek Meeting With Washington Post Over “Fiscal Times” Deal
news.firedoglake.com — Roger Hickey reports on another letter of protest to the Washington Post from policy experts, demanding to meet with the Chairman of the Washington Post Company, Don Graham, about their content-sharing agreement with the “Fiscal Times,” a Pete Peterson-funded organization that is seemingly pressing his deficit-reduction, entitlement-slashing agenda and passing off that opinion as news. The letter notes multiple errors in the first Fiscal Times story published by the Post, which gave the impression that a deficit commission with fast-track powers to get an up or down vote for its recommendations in Congress was imminent and unstoppable. It also pointed out that the only policy analysis in the piece comes from a group funded by the same person whose organization wrote the story:
No academics or policy analysts are quoted in the story with the exception of the executive director of the Concord Coalition. The story fails to disclose that the founding President of the Concord Coalition is Mr. Peterson, a longtime advocate of the commission that was the focus of the story (and to repeat, the founder and financial backer of the Fiscal Times, which produced the story).