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.