WP publisher apologizes for "planned new venture that went off track"
Washington Post | New York Times
In a letter to readers about the salons uproar, Post publisher Katharine Weymouth says "our mistake was to suggest that we would hold and participate in an off-the-record dinner with journalists and power brokers paid for by a sponsor. We will not organize such events. ...I apologize to our readers for the mistakes I made in this case." || Weymouth also talks to WP's Paul Farhi about the flap. || David Carr: Weymouth’s initial explanation broke a WP tradition: those who are handed the sword generally fall on it when trouble comes.