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Summit of Crony Journalism

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Journalists in the service of Pete Peterson

January 16, 2013 — Each spring since 2010, some of Washington’s A-list politicians assemble in the capital to submit to questions from some of the media’s A-list journalists on the future of the federal fiscal policy.

These interviews, though, aren’t conducted on the steps of Congress, in the Washington bureaus of the nation’s newspapers, or in the television studios of major networks, but rather at private “Fiscal Summits” convened by Peter G. Peterson, the billionaire former commerce secretary and co-founder of the Blackstone private equity group.

On the roll of infamy:
Lesley Stahl, Tom Brokaw, Ezra Klein, David Brooks, Maria Bartiromo, Erin Burnett, John Harris, Gwen Ifill, Jon Meacham, Bob Schieffer, George Stephanopoulos, David Wessel, George Will, Judy Woodruff

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