Saturday, April 12, 2008

I guess no proffreakers have joined

The "National Press Club Foundation", a collection of lobbyists and PR-types who contaminated the old National Press Club, drove it into bankruptcy, then absconded with its name, declares its mission:

The Club continues to encourage excellence in jornalism through awards and an ambitious new Scholarship Program, supports press freedom, provides a venue for newsmakers to be heard on issues of the day, maintains a traditional close contact with the ethnic press and the Diplomatic Community in the Nation's Capital.


Sadly, these verminous flaks plan to sell off a big chunk of Canadian journalism heritage and history later this month at a $75 a plate dinner. Ghastly. Unfortunately, Hill journalists have very little sense of corporate history, a strange trait in a group of people who, for reasons inexplicable, believe they'll be remembered five minutes after they're gone.

(http://www.pressclub.on.ca/)

2 comments:

kady said...

Ugh. Maybe the Gallery can be convinced to bid on some of the most historically significant items -- I mean, it seems a shame to let this stuff end up gracing the mantles of local lobby firms.

Ottawa Watch said...

I agree. I'm willing to add a chunk of dough.
I am really pissed about this. The material should have been returned to the Gallery when the real press club folded.