Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Three Cheers for the Washington Post!

Chalk one up for the good guys.

The Washington Post is withdrawing its offer of free advertising for an organized event by the Defense Department to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the newspaper announced.

The Post backed out of the agreement after critics said the event . . . would have a pro-war slant and that support of the event by the newspaper would compromise the Post's journalistic integrity.

The paper said that it instead will make a donation directly to the Pentagon Memorial Fund, which is raising money to build a two-acre contemplation park in honor of the 184 people who died when a plane crashed into the Pentagon in 2001.

Other sponsors include Stars and Stripes newspaper, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Subway, Lockheed Martin, The Washington Post, WTOP Radio Network, and ABC WJLA-TV Channel 7 & NewsChannel 8

So no more eating at Subway. And if you live in the DC area or know people who do, please write to the other media outlets to ask that they also withdraw their support.

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At 12:00 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

Oh, I wouldn't eat at Subway anyway. That place is nast. Though I'm glad they helped Jared.


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