8/16/2005

Daily Kos: WaPo pulls out of creepy 9/11 propaganda event

WaPo pulls out of creepy 9/11 propaganda event
by kos
Mon Aug 15th, 2005 at 23:19:17 CDT

It was so obviously the right thing to do.

The Washington Post announced tonight that it cease its co-sponsorship of the Pentagon-organized Freedom Walk next month. The paper's involvement had drawn heat from within and outside the paper, with a guild committee today calling for the link to end.

The newspaper told the Department of Defense that it was pulling back on its offer of free ads for the event--a march up the mall ending with a concert by pro-war country singer Clint Black.

"As it appears that this event could become politicized, The Post has decided to honor the Washington area victims of 9/11 by making a contribution directly to the Pentagon Memorial Fund," said Eric Grant, a Post spokesman. "It is The Post's practice to avoid activities that might lead readers to question the objectivity of The Post's news coverage."

Daily Kos: WaPo pulls out of creepy 9/11 propaganda event

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