Damage Control

WashPost Expands on Errors

The Washington Post's executive editor admitted Monday that the idea of selling access to reporters and sources was wrong—not just the marketing materials for the salon series. "We should be in the business of shining bright lights on dark corners, not creating the dark corners," Marcus Brauchli told journalists at the paper. In an effort to rebuke wide criticism of the plan—which entailed the Post hosting an off-the-record dinner series where private donors would shell out up to $25,000—the paper is now conducting an internal review of its approval process for such events.