I think to time to “review recent events to make sure that our business processes are consistent with, and will not in any way compromise, our journalism.” was perhaps before you prostituted access to your newsroom. Weymouth is in full CYA mode – blaming the ever-popular “incomplete vetting” for the screw-up. So, let me ask you – does anyone really believe that the WaPo offered paid access to Washington insiders, in Weymouth’s own home, no less – without her knowing about it? It strains credibility, and this “internal review” is just a way to finger and then (hopefully quietly) fire a scapegoat.
Weymouth also said that executive editor Marcus Brauchli and senior editor Milton Coleman will “codify parameters for Post newsroom participation in live events.”
There. Now don’t you feel better? Parameters will be codified – problem solved.