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Obama charging for access

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by joe king, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I put this on a thread on the politics board, but maybe we can get a discussion going on the journalistic implications of this here. Unless it's a D_B.


    http://poynter.org/column.asp?id=2&aid=152696
     
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    McCain has the same thing planned.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/10/mccains_paytoplay_election_nig_1.html
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    And it is.

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/62648/

    Fairly common, both in sports media and in politics. Both campaigns have been charging media organizations for access, which is fine by me --- ethically, it means that nobody can accuse journalists of accepting special favors from either campaign.

    On Election Night, McCain's campaign isn't offering any sort of free access, unlike the Obama campaign.
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    We pay at some sporting events. Why not a campaign event?
     
  5. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Because athletes' salaries aren't paid for by my tax dollars
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    And neither is Obama's campaign.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I forgot he reneged on that promise.
     
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