August 3, 2015 Last Updated 3:08 pm

The Washington Post and 8 other news organizations attend event, then censor their own reports

This is one story that would have been hard to imagine happening just a few years ago: nine news organizations agree to attend an event and then censor their own stories. TNM would name the news organizations, but it has agreed not to mention them. OK, just kidding. The Washington Post leads the bunch, agreeing to attend a Koch Brothers event then not reporting the names of any of the 450 donors attending.

The other news organizations include Politico, which moderated the candidate sessions.

Matea Gold was the Post reporter who attended the event and who later wrote a rather dull, quote filled interview story with Charles Koch. The story reads as if any mention of the Koch Brothers political activities were edited out of the final version.

The story ends with the following paragraph, which probably should have been the lead:

The Washington Post is one of nine news organizations allowed in to cover the traditionally private confab, on the condition that the donors present not be named without their permission

The New York Times was not one of the news outlets in attendance, Michael Calderone, Senior Media Reporter at The Huffington Post reported.

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