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Washington Post Company Crashed-and-Burned-and-Smoking Watch

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Shut it down right now. If it were going to educate and inform the public, API would not be doing it, would they?

Zachary Roth:

Newsweek And Oil Lobby Team Up To Host Climate Change Event With Lawmakers: Newsweek magazine is teaming up with an oil-industry lobbying group to host an event on climate-change and energy issues involving lawmakers, just as the Senate gets set to take up legislation on the subject.

The panel discussion, entitled "Climate and Energy Policy: Moving?," will feature Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, and, as moderator, Newsweek columnist Howard Fineman, according to an email invitation sent by a Newsweek business staffer and obtained by TPMmuckraker.

"Newsweek is pleased to be co-hosting this panel discussion with API," says the email, which adds that "notable members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate" have been invited. The event is scheduled to be held December 1 in a Senate meeting room...

Grave moral fault attaches to everyone who enables the Washington Post company, including people who buy test prep services from Stanley Kaplan.

Just say no.