Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons

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For the third time in two months, The Washington Post has published, without disclosure, an op-ed by a lobbyist for weapons makers pushing for weapons their client makes.

By Adam Johnson / AlterNet  May 27, 2017   

 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptors during a 2013 test launch. (U.S. Missile Defense Agency / CC 2.0)

Twice this has been done by staff columnist and BGR Group lobbyist Ed Rogers on behalf of Raytheon, the third time was by Podesta Group lobbyist Stephen Rademaker on behalf of Lockheed Martin.

In early April, after President Trump capriciously decided to bomb a Syrian air force base using Raytheon missiles, Raytheon lobbyist Ed Rogers took to the opinion section of Washington Post–where he, unaccountably, has a recurring column–to lavish praise on the President for doing so.

Rogers’ lobbying firm BGR received $120,000 in 2016 for lobbying on “defense and communications…

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